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Discussion of shippers’ interests written by Ed Sanchez, executive director of the Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines.

Will We See A New Center of Gravity?

Will We See A New Center of Gravity?

Feb. 20 | Last week I drove to Clark for the very first time.   I have been there a few times before, mostly when I was still young. I spent a couple of nights at Fontana. I remember that vacation well. It’s where I...

A Holistic Approach to Traffic

A Holistic Approach to Traffic

Feb. 7 | What we once knew as the Transportation Crisis Act has become the Traffic Crisis Act, and it has been approved by the House Committee on Transportation. This means the whole of Congress will deliberate on the bill,...

Connect. Engage. Move.

Connect. Engage. Move.

Jan. 23 | This year SCMAP enters its 28th year of existence. A lot has happened in those years, not least the evolution of this organization, from its origins as the Distribution Management Association of the Philippines in...

Don’t Forget the Customer

Don’t Forget the Customer

Jan. 8 | At the end of 2016, Amazon – the American online retailer – was worth more than all major department stores in the United States. While Amazon saw its value balloon from USD 17.5 billion in 2006 to a...

Looking Back at 2016

Looking Back at 2016

Dec. 26 | In the Philippines, one thing is constant whenever December comes along: a lot of Christmas parties. If you’re lucky, you only have to attend one or two, but chances are, you’re going to at least five –...

Synergy Through Connectivity

Synergy Through Connectivity

Dec. 14 | We are devoting today’s column to edited extracts from the address delivered by SCMAP president Corazon Curay at the National Export Congress 2016, which was held last December 7 at the Philippine Trade Training...

What Role Can the Philippines Play?

What Role Can the Philippines Play?

Nov. 28 | HONG KONG — The Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal near the Hong Kong International Airport is a marvel. Sure, it’s not really that unique, especially if you have been to, or work in, a warehouse that utilizes...

A Tale of Two Airport Proposals

A Tale of Two Airport Proposals

Nov. 15 | Proposal number one is led by All-Asia Resources and Reclamation Corporation, backed by the Tieng family (best known for leading Solar Entertainment); they were recently joined by the SM conglomerate. The plan is...

Where the Philippines Sits

Where the Philippines Sits

Oct. 31 | If you listened exclusively to President Duterte’s recent pronouncements you would leave with the impression that the Philippines has been hopelessly reliant on the United States for everything. Thus, his seemingly...

The Need for Responsive Regulations

The Need for Responsive Regulations

Oct. 17 | For the past few months, SCMAP has been taking part in the Modernizing Government Regulations Program, led by the Development Academy of the Philippines and supported by the National Economic and Development Authority.   The...
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