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Supply Chain and Disaster Response

Supply Chain and Disaster Response

Jan. 18 | In our last column we were talking about the reminders around us of the importance of supply chain in our lives. This past week, we got yet another one.   Nothing underlines the importance of supply chain more than the response to a disaster. Here,...

Financial Discipline and Control in Logistics

Financial Discipline and Control in Logistics

Jan. 18 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO The nature of logistics and the freight business requires continuous infusion of funds to run operations. Much of the expenses are incurred on behalf of clients and the payment is realized only at a later date, mostly...

Even More Reminders

Even More Reminders

Jan. 4 | While we associate the Christmas and New Year period with the chance to take a break, it really wasn’t the case. At least for us in supply chain, apart from the 24/7 nature of our work, there were reminders of just how important what we do is.   There...

Technology Key to Great Customer Experience

Technology Key to Great Customer Experience

Jan. 4 | Amit Maheshwari, Softloink Global CEO All businesses strive to achieve operational efficiency to deliver great customer experience and logistics is no exception. The chaos and confusion that are part of everyday workings in the logistics and freight industry...

The Force is Irresistible

The Force is Irresistible

Dec. 21 | Over the weekend I saw a college friend share what she calls a long rant from her husband – a rarity, as she described, because he doesn’t apparently post much on social media. Well, I wouldn’t call it a rant, but instead a well-reasoned plea...

Are Logistics Businesses Prepared for the Future?

Are Logistics Businesses Prepared for the Future?

Dec. 21 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO Logistics and freight businesses have never been more dependent than now on technology to help them deliver quality services to customers. Technology has a vital role to play when it comes to innovation and meeting...

Sir Ed

Sir Ed

Dec. 6 | Last Monday marked five years since the passing of Ed Sanchez, the long-time executive director of SCMAP.   As we mark our thirtieth anniversary and look back at our achievements throughout the decades, we cannot help but recall Ed’s many contributions,...

Gain End-to-End Control  Over Your Logistics Business

Gain End-to-End Control Over Your Logistics Business

Dec. 6 | Amit Maheshwari, CEO of Solftlink Global Process optimization and transparency are high on any company priority agenda, putting renewed pressure on logistics companies to make important technology decisions. Such agenda is a significant driver for growth,...

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...