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Like A Business Continuity Plan, But Bigger

Like A Business Continuity Plan, But Bigger

Mar. 28 | So, where do we start?   From our perspective, it’s been crazy, these past couple of weeks. The sudden declaration of a community quarantine in Metro Manila meant we had to figure out how to keep our supply chains moving, a big ask considering...

Business Continuity  in the Face of Corona Pandemic

Business Continuity in the Face of Corona Pandemic

Mar. 28 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO The world is witnessing a pandemic of a scale never seen before. COVID-19 has shaken the world economy and caused much distress and disruption. Business have been forced to cut down on their work force drastically...

We Need Assurance

We Need Assurance

Mar. 14 | A lot has happened in two weeks.   When we last met, we had just fired off a letter to the Department of Trade and Industry, requesting an urgent meeting to discuss measures to mitigate what we believed would be the long-term impact of the COVID-19...

Using Technology to Prevent Revenue Leakages

Using Technology to Prevent Revenue Leakages

Mar. 14 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO When you plan or consider upgrading your software how much consideration do you give to finance and accounting? When considering upgrading to an ERP or fully automated application for your logistics and freight business...

Clarion Call

Clarion Call

Feb. 29 | To be honest, I thought the COVID-19 crisis would start slowing down right about now, particularly when the number of daily new cases in China began to decline slightly. But, of course, there was no reason to let our guard down.   As I write this,...

How Visibility Gives You Full Control of Your Business

How Visibility Gives You Full Control of Your Business

Feb. 29 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO For a logistics and freight organization where diverse and complex activities are carried out simultaneously, visibility is indispensable. It makes for better control over the business process and gaining operational...

An Outbreak of Opportunity

An Outbreak of Opportunity

Feb. 15 | I’m afraid I’m going to touch on supply chain resilience once again. But then, the developments of the past six weeks mean we have to revisit it over and over. The eruption of the Taal volcano, and now the novel Coronavirus (or, as they’re calling...

Perk Up Operational Transparency for Super Efficiency

Perk Up Operational Transparency for Super Efficiency

Feb. 15 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO The need for complete transparency in operations is important for efficient workings of logistics and freight companies. Automation of business operations does delivers a level of transparency but is that enough?   A...

Smaller and Smaller Hubs

Smaller and Smaller Hubs

Jan. 31 | It happens fairly regularly: most days of the week, several times a day, we’d hear a rider from Shopee or Lazada call out to our next-door neighbors.   Do they order online this often? I used to ask.   Wrong. Our neighbors aren’t ordering,...

Implementation Crucial to Software Upgrade Success

Implementation Crucial to Software Upgrade Success

Jan. 31 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO Logistics and freight companies are making strenuous efforts to enhance productivity, save costs and gain better control over their organization to keep customers happy and enjoy higher returns. Many companies are...