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Capacity and Capability

Capacity and Capability

Jun. 11 | Over the weekend I had my car’s gas tank filled up. Upon noticing that a liter is now at roughly P57, I immediately regretted the decision. Well, partly. I needed to top up. A price rollback would be announced hours later.   The government has...

Technology Innovation and Risk-Bearing Capacity Keys to Survival

Technology Innovation and Risk-Bearing Capacity Keys to Survival

Jun. 11 | Many companies in the freight and logistics space have shut down in recent times succumbing to the challenging environment the industry has been seeing. Of the many possible reasons these companies could not survive the testing times two stand out—the...

Technology the Key Differentiator

Technology the Key Differentiator

May. 27 | The enormous challenges that the freight and logistics industry is facing today brings both risk and opportunity. Freight and logistics companies have to deal with new technology, dynamic customer expectations, new business models and increasing competition...

The Future is Already Here

The Future is Already Here

May. 27 | “Infrastructure must come before industry.”   I am most likely paraphrasing, but that was the message from Undersecretary Ma. Catalina Cabral of the Department of Public Works and Highways. She once again joined us to speak at Supply Chain Perspective...

Latest Update on PH Customs AMS and GoFast System

Latest Update on PH Customs AMS and GoFast System

May. 27 | It is our pleasure to share the following updates:   Advanced Manifest System (AMS) The Bureau of Customs MISTG conducted a series of stakeholder consultation meetings and briefing on AMS last May 3-4 and May 11 in South Harbor, Port Area, Manila.   In...

Technology the Basis for Improving Customer Experience

Technology the Basis for Improving Customer Experience

May. 15 | Improving the customer experience is at the heart of every business’s ambitions. It is also the top objective that persuades business to go for digital transformation. Freight and logistics companies need a digital backbone that provides the connectivity...

Is Supply Chain for Big Business Only?

Is Supply Chain for Big Business Only?

May. 15 | When we start this year’s Supply Chain Immersion this Thursday, we won’t be gathering at a pier and boarding a ship. It will be different this time around: we will board a bus and head north, first to Clark and then to Subic, where we will touch...

Staying Competitive Not An Option

Staying Competitive Not An Option

Apr. 30 | Freight and logistics companies are always pushed to extremes by the supply chain when it comes to fulfilling their expectations. As a service provider, there is no alternative but to comply with customer demands or perish to competition. But to do so...

In the Last Mile, Gaps Remain

In the Last Mile, Gaps Remain

Apr. 30 | Judging from the record attendance at our recently-concluded General Membership Meeting last week, many in supply chain are paying attention to the rise of the last mile. And they should be: beyond it being the new frontier in supply chain, it is changing...

The Potential of Halal Logistics

The Potential of Halal Logistics

Apr. 14 | In our last column I posed whether Mindanao could benefit from the development of a logistics corridor similar to what was done in Clark and Subic. I particularly cited how it could benefit the region’s farmers, by providing them greater access to...
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