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Breaking Point

Breaking Point

Jul. 9 | This is typically a column about supply chain issues, but as I write this, Metro Manila is in the middle of yet another water crisis, the second this year. With the rainy season slowly getting underway the situation has been somewhat mitigated, but still,...

Right Technology Key to Achieving Efficiency Gains

Right Technology Key to Achieving Efficiency Gains

Jul. 9 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO As competition heats up many 3PL and freight companies are making a well-considered move towards automation to speed up processes and increase efficiency gains. While many companies recognize the importance of automation...

Long Way

Long Way

Jun. 22 | We got a timely reminder from our executive director Cora Curay during our General Membership Meeting last week: we have gone a long way.   Years ago it would have been difficult to engage many stakeholders towards a common cause. When our predecessor...

Fostering a Data-Driven  Business Model

Fostering a Data-Driven Business Model

Jun. 22 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO Leveraging the full potential of data is vital to the process empowering your 3PL and freight business. Companies with access to data can exploit it for the greater advantage of their business. It is a vital step towards...

Why Can’t We Take Advantage?

Why Can’t We Take Advantage?

Jun. 7 | One of the more impressive things I learned during our recently concluded Supply Chain Immersion in Bacolod is the use of drones to apply fertilizer to growing sugar cane.   Well, all right, it’s not really impressive in a ground-breaking way,...

Technology the Means to Deliver Value

Technology the Means to Deliver Value

Jun. 7 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO For third-party logistics providers (3PL) and freight forwarders, technology has the potential to deliver value beyond their wildest expectations through data-driven insights and intelligence. But many businesses have...

Romance and Reality

Romance and Reality

May. 25 | There’s a degree of romance whenever one talks about Negros. You think of how the island became the nerve center of the Philippine sugar industry. You read about how Europeans travelled there to establish plantations, lured by the promise of fertile...

Simplify Operations and Grow Profitably

Simplify Operations and Grow Profitably

May. 25 | Amit Maheshwar, Softlink Global CEO The need for speed and accuracy has been driving enormous change in the logistics sector. To meet high customer expectations, logistics companies are looking to digital technologies that allow for automation and streamlining...

Belt and Road Anxieties

Belt and Road Anxieties

May. 17 | On the surface, China’s Belt and Road Initiative is incredibly ambitious: a large infrastructure program cutting across the regional superpower and beyond, fostering trade linkages between it and its neighbors. The initiative’s name echoes the old...

A Clear Perspective on Transport Management

A Clear Perspective on Transport Management

May. 17 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO In the last several years, infrastructure and technology have played an important part in the advancement of road transportation. Technology has had a critical role in gaining greater visibility and control for the...
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