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Resiliency and the Animal Spirit

Resiliency and the Animal Spirit

Nov. 22 | Under normal circumstances I would be writing this particular column from Hong Kong, but due to the continuing unrest there it was decided that I would not fly there to take part in the recently concluded Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference, co-organized...

Are You Keeping Account of Your Finance?

Are You Keeping Account of Your Finance?

Nov. 22 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO Logistics and freight companies are jumping head-on into the digital race to keep fit in today’s ruthless market which punishes any business showing even a hint of slack. There is clamor among companies to digitally...

The Movers Are Moving Away

The Movers Are Moving Away

Nov. 8 | On our way back from our extended weekend break, we passed by a newly-built distribution center, with many trucks, seemingly new, parked outside.   Why there are that many trucks lying idle seems unusual. It may be the Undas long weekend, but it...

Optimize Your Resources Using Technology

Optimize Your Resources Using Technology

Nov. 8 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO Wastage of resources can have a crippling effect on the logistics business as it is a resource-intensive service industry. Ineffective use of resources has often caused many logistics companies to struggle with their...

Who Adjusts?

Who Adjusts?

Oct. 26 | As I submitted my last column, the never-ending conversation surrounding traffic in Metro Manila flared up again.   As you’d expect. It is a never-ending conversation, one that has long-term implications. It’s been a problem for years. It’s...

Heighten Efficiency and Visibility Using Technology

Heighten Efficiency and Visibility Using Technology

Oct. 26 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO It is important to acknowledge that innovations in technology is setting new standards in the logistics industry. However much opportunity is lost if logistics companies do not make technology work for them. When used...

Building Blocks

Building Blocks

Oct. 14 | The first time I encountered Job’s tears was in a Korean television show. Not sure anymore if it’s a variety show I followed or a food show I chanced upon, but anyway, Job’s tears—it’s a type of grain, and they made tea out of it, by roasting...

Why Modern Single Software Can Be Advantageous for Logistics

Why Modern Single Software Can Be Advantageous for Logistics

Oct. 14 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO Logistics technology solutions have evolved and grown enormously over the years. Software with new platforms and features have found their way to the market. But only some create a paradigm shift that makes significant...

Three Takeaways

Three Takeaways

Sep. 28 | It’s been a very hectic past few weeks for us at SCMAP as we mounted this year’s SCMAP Supply Chain Conference— an extra special one, as we are also marking our 30th anniversary as an organization. And so, we would like to thank everyone who made...

A Reality Check for Your Technology Competency

A Reality Check for Your Technology Competency

Sep. 28 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO As competition becomes fiercer in the logistics industry, companies need to take a reality check of their technology competency. Technology competency here means the capacity of a company to manage and take advantage...