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“How Do You Make Supply Chain Cool?”

“How Do You Make Supply Chain Cool?”

Oct. 14 | Magsaysay Shipping and Logistics CEO Ian Claxton posed this question at the 2018 SCMAP Supply Chain Conference two weeks back. The question was on attracting future supply chain leaders, particularly as the sector is in a better position to attract people...

Insights to Selecting  the Right Logistics Solution

Insights to Selecting the Right Logistics Solution

Oct. 14 | MANY small to medium-sized and, to an extent, large logistics and freight forwarding companies still use systems that are outdated or fall short of their business requirements. Why many companies hesitate to go for a new ERP solution is easy to understand....

Moving the Needle

Moving the Needle

Oct. 1 | The most prestigious event in Philippine supply chain is happening once again: the SCMAP Supply Chain Conference returns tomorrow and the day after, October 2-3, at the EDSA Shangri-la Manila in Mandaluyong City. If you’ve attended this event before,...

Information Key to Fueling Your Business Growth

Information Key to Fueling Your Business Growth

Oct. 1 | The value of information in growth of your business is immeasurable. It is the lifeblood of freight and logistics business where cohesion in work process is crucial for sustenance and growth. The nature of your business demands a great amount of collaboration...

Think Like A Supply Chain Manager

Think Like A Supply Chain Manager

Sep. 20 | The Philippines’ headline inflation rate for August was at 6.4%, the highest in almost ten years, shattering expectations from monetary agencies of a more modest rise. In a nutshell, this means prices are going up faster than the ordinary Filipino’s...

What You Need to Consider Before Buying A Freight and Logistics Software

What You Need to Consider Before Buying A Freight and Logistics Software

Sep. 20 | Imagine an integrated platform that channels every process of your company into a tightly knit unit and optimizes resources in a systematic way to achieve its goals. That’s exactly what an ERP system designed specifically for the freight and logistics...

Reactionary

Reactionary

Sep. 3 | Two weekends ago was a busy one for SCMAP. Two of us flew to Cebu for the Visayas chapter’s third Sharpening the Supply Chain Practitioners—kudos again to the team in Cebu for another well-attended and very meaningful event. Two more flew to Davao...

Overcoming Business Challenges with an ERP

Overcoming Business Challenges with an ERP

Sep. 3 | As the freight and logistics industry evolves rapidly, not only efficiency and speed are essential to meet the growing demands you also need to have the scalability and flexibility to overcome disruptions and other business challenges. And for that the...

What Will You Buy? How Will You Source?

What Will You Buy? How Will You Source?

Aug. 28 | In recent years, digital commerce has grown tremendously and this has greatly affected how people conduct their trading transactions. We all have heard of stories from friends or acquaintances ordering goods offshore and not receiving their order, or...

Putting up the Case for Business Automation

Putting up the Case for Business Automation

Aug. 19 | This may now be a cliché but there is substance to the often repeated accusation that the logistics industry keeps its distance from technology and automation. This may not be rule but we are talking of the industry in general.   This doesn’t...
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