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

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,...

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 1989, and its recognition of the changing...

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 staggering USD 355.9 billion ten years...

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 – many chances to kick back, have fun and...

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 Center in Pasay City. There she discussed...

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 extensive automation systems like AS/RS...

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 to build a new airport and seaport near...
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