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Belt and Road Anxieties

Belt and Road Anxieties

May. 17 | On the surface, China’s Belt and Road Initiative is incredibly ambitious: a large infrastructure program cutting across the regional superpower and beyond, fostering trade linkages between it and its neighbors. The initiative’s name echoes the old...

A Clear Perspective on Transport Management

A Clear Perspective on Transport Management

May. 17 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO In the last several years, infrastructure and technology have played an important part in the advancement of road transportation. Technology has had a critical role in gaining greater visibility and control for the...

Lingering Reminders

Lingering Reminders

Apr. 30 | I write this column on the morning of April 23, less than 24 hours after Luzon was hit by an earthquake that shook both our structures and our fears. Is this the Big One? Is the Big One yet to come? Are we ready?   Sometimes it feels we aren’t,...

Technology to Keep Your Transportation Moving

Technology to Keep Your Transportation Moving

Apr. 30 | Amit Maheshwari, CEO, Softlink Global Logistics companies can expect to see huge changes as automation filters into every aspect of the business in the face of a huge jump in road and connectivity infrastructure. While new modes of transportation like...

Unified

Unified

Apr. 14 | Now, forgive me for my simplistic understanding of these concepts. While I work with the supply chain sector I am approaching this from the viewpoint of the consumer, the guy who benefits from all of this.   My understanding is this: what works in...

Driving Improved Customer Service Standards

Driving Improved Customer Service Standards

Apr. 14 | Amit Maheshwari, CEO of Softlink Global Agility, capability and flexibility are increasingly becoming a crucial differentiator for supply chain when selecting a logistics service provider. Shippers are becoming more and more particular about the safe...

What Will You Do Next?

What Will You Do Next?

Apr. 1 | Perhaps some of us with a career in supply chain are still wary about what the future has in store for us. With new technologies continuing to disrupt proceedings, is it safe to say that machines will take over what we do and we’ll be out of a job in,...

Stepping Into a New Era of Automation

Stepping Into a New Era of Automation

Apr. 1 | Amit Maheshwari, CEO, Softlink Global As freight and logistics businesses embrace new technologies utilizing big data, analytics and mobile devices, they are stepping into a bold new era of automation. Technology plays a pivotal role in the freight and...

Single Software and Integrated ERP

Single Software and Integrated ERP

Mar. 16 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO When we think of automation the general perception that companies have is the digitalization of their business process. However the approach to automation differs from company to company. It may or may not involve...

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

Mar. 16 | In the past few months we’ve been pondering the question of developing new talent in supply chain. I’ve been hearing complaints all over: companies are looking to expand their operations but find that they are having difficulty getting the right people...
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