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Hate It Or Love It, Technology Can’t Be Ignored

Hate It Or Love It, Technology Can’t Be Ignored

Jul. 8 | Technology is commonplace in current times, having already pervaded every aspect of business and personal life. The impact of technology on your business has been significant and positive to a great extent. Technology is here to stay; hate it or love...

Understanding the Surge

Understanding the Surge

Jul. 8 | One thing we ought to understand when thinking of surge periods across the supply chain is that, for the most part, these spikes are anticipated. Manufacturers, retailers and even logistics providers have a good idea, roughly six months to a year ahead...

One Less Headache

One Less Headache

Jul. 3 | Finally, the government signed into law the Ease of Doing Business Law, if we’re to use its short name. After years of pushing from the private sector, President Duterte affixed his signature into legislation that should allow for better and faster...

Capacity and Capability

Capacity and Capability

Jun. 11 | Over the weekend I had my car’s gas tank filled up. Upon noticing that a liter is now at roughly P57, I immediately regretted the decision. Well, partly. I needed to top up. A price rollback would be announced hours later.   The government has...

Technology Innovation and Risk-Bearing Capacity Keys to Survival

Technology Innovation and Risk-Bearing Capacity Keys to Survival

Jun. 11 | Many companies in the freight and logistics space have shut down in recent times succumbing to the challenging environment the industry has been seeing. Of the many possible reasons these companies could not survive the testing times two stand out—the...

Technology the Key Differentiator

Technology the Key Differentiator

May. 27 | The enormous challenges that the freight and logistics industry is facing today brings both risk and opportunity. Freight and logistics companies have to deal with new technology, dynamic customer expectations, new business models and increasing competition...

The Future is Already Here

The Future is Already Here

May. 27 | “Infrastructure must come before industry.”   I am most likely paraphrasing, but that was the message from Undersecretary Ma. Catalina Cabral of the Department of Public Works and Highways. She once again joined us to speak at Supply Chain Perspective...

Latest Update on PH Customs AMS and GoFast System

Latest Update on PH Customs AMS and GoFast System

May. 27 | It is our pleasure to share the following updates:   Advanced Manifest System (AMS) The Bureau of Customs MISTG conducted a series of stakeholder consultation meetings and briefing on AMS last May 3-4 and May 11 in South Harbor, Port Area, Manila.   In...

Technology the Basis for Improving Customer Experience

Technology the Basis for Improving Customer Experience

May. 15 | Improving the customer experience is at the heart of every business’s ambitions. It is also the top objective that persuades business to go for digital transformation. Freight and logistics companies need a digital backbone that provides the connectivity...

Is Supply Chain for Big Business Only?

Is Supply Chain for Big Business Only?

May. 15 | When we start this year’s Supply Chain Immersion this Thursday, we won’t be gathering at a pier and boarding a ship. It will be different this time around: we will board a bus and head north, first to Clark and then to Subic, where we will touch...
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