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A Chance to Rebuild

A Chance to Rebuild

Sep. 14 | I have spent the past six months holed up in a flat alongside EDSA, and so I’ve had a somewhat closer view of how things along Metro Manila’s major artery has changed.   At the beginning of the lockdowns, of course, EDSA was empty, a stark image...

Going Paperless Critical in Freight Forwarding

Going Paperless Critical in Freight Forwarding

Sep. 14 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO Just a few months ago, traditional freight forwarders still relied on paper and human intervention. It had to take the global pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns for the industry to realize the importance of going paperless...

Communication Let Me Down

Communication Let Me Down

Aug. 31 | Arguably, more than any other, supply chain is about the movement of information. Yes, the goods are important, but it’s information that allows businesses to make decisions about what to produce more of when, what to deliver where, and to whom the...

Selecting Freight Forwarding ERP Technology Post COVID 19

Selecting Freight Forwarding ERP Technology Post COVID 19

Aug. 31 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO COVID-19 has disrupted the way we operate our businesses, and the scenario for logistics and freight companies is no exception. Being in a highly competitive industry during a global pandemic, it is vital that you...

The Long Haul

The Long Haul

Aug. 17 | We expected the performance of our economy to drop significantly. What else can you expect when the government shuts down a big chunk of the economy for an indeterminate period of time, in the name of preventing a pandemic from taking hold in the country?   And...

Is Your Technology Future-Ready?

Is Your Technology Future-Ready?

Aug. 17 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO Freight, customs broking and logistics companies will be facing a difficult time as they try to realign their business to the demands of the current times and the near future. The technology readiness of most companies...

Follow the Customer

Follow the Customer

Aug. 4 | While planning the most recent edition of SCMAP Live, our online event series, it emerged that the most important consideration for logistics providers, in particular, to dip their feet into the growing e-commerce market is to consider what their customers...

Total Digitalization Is Inevitable

Total Digitalization Is Inevitable

Aug. 4 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed customs broking and logistics companies to turn to technology for future proofing of their businesses.   Technology has helped companies of all sizes to be agile and more adaptive...

Silver Bullet

Silver Bullet

Jul. 20 | I met with my doctor over the weekend. It was a long-delayed appointment; she had some tests for me to do in March, and you all know what happened in that month.   We got around to talking about all that happened in the past four months: of how hopeless...

Step Up to the ‘New Normal’ – Avoid Post-Pandemic Pandemonium

Step Up to the ‘New Normal’ – Avoid Post-Pandemic Pandemonium

Jul. 20 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO The effect the COVID pandemic has had on freight, customs broking and logistics companies needs no explanation. As companies try to find their footing they are definitely going to struggle. Expecting things to return...