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SCMAP Perspective

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

From All Over

From All Over

Jun. 13 | When you’re playing host to an event, no matter how big or small your audience is, you have to stay on your toes. You don’t want awkward pauses, long gaps—you have to keep moving.   I did not have a plan in mind when I kicked off the first...

The Renewal of Iloilo

The Renewal of Iloilo

May. 29 | Your first impressions of Iloilo would depend on how you get there. Most likely you’re flying in, which means you’ll touch down at the new Iloilo International Airport—a modern facility, and in my nascent experience in this country’s airports,...

A Fortunate Alignment

A Fortunate Alignment

May. 17 | For some, the Prosperity for All Summit—the ASEAN Business Advisory Council conference held last April 28—may seem similar to a supply chain conference. The speakers—a veritable who’s who from government and business, not just from the Philippines...

Talk talk

Talk talk

May. 1 | I was in Cebu over a week ago for the SCMAP Visayas chapter’s Sharpening the Supply Chain Practitioners event, a day-long seminar featuring some of the most respected supply chain professionals discussing skills that are critical to the trade.   If...

Consolidation

Consolidation

Apr. 18 | In logistics, consolidation is the process in which smaller packages with a common destination are combined and shipped together to avail of better rates.   In the past few weeks, it seems we’re seeing that in the supply chain industry at large.   We’ve...

Backbone

Backbone

Apr. 3 | I wish I remembered the exact quote. It’s a shame I don’t, as I just heard this last night as of this writing, from Dr. Frankie Villanueva, the head of SCMAP’s newly-established Northern Luzon chapter and a member of the faculty of the Ateneo Graduate...

Natural Connector

Natural Connector

Mar. 20 | A few years back, at the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference, Hong Kong’s chief executive C.Y. Leung described his city as a “natural connector” connecting China to Asia and the rest of the world. Hong Kong’s efforts to position itself as...

Age Versus Roadworthiness, Once Again

Age Versus Roadworthiness, Once Again

Mar. 6 | Last week’s nationwide transport strike highlighted, once again, that old question about what determines a vehicle’s capacity to transport people and goods safely. Is it all down to how old it is? Or is it about whether the steering wheel or the accelerator...

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 fell in love with the Beatles’ “Something”....

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, and propose amendments if need be.   However,...
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