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New Barriers

New Barriers

Nov. 22 | Speaking at this year’s Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference (ALMAC) broadcast online from Hong Kong last week, the World Trade Organization’s deputy director general Dr. Yonov Frederick Agah expressed optimism for the state of global...

What If Your Freight Forwarding Business Had a Control Tower?

What If Your Freight Forwarding Business Had a Control Tower?

Nov. 20 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO Today’s competitive global business environment, dynamic customer demands, and unbroken pressure to reduce costs and increase revenues and profit margins are reshaping the traditional freight forwarding business.   These...

Now, About that Vaccine…

Now, About that Vaccine…

Nov. 8 | Almost eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the question now shifts from measures that prevent infection to measures that promote immunity from the virus. With the government seemingly pinning most of its hopes on the availability of a vaccine against...

Trends that Will Transform Freight Forwarding Industry

Trends that Will Transform Freight Forwarding Industry

Nov. 8 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO What are the most important success factors in logistics and freight forwarding?   The factors that affect the industry the most are the client’s expectations, technology adoption, human resources, and supply...

Better Normal

Better Normal

Oct. 25 | The challenge put forward by DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez during his keynote address for the final leg of #SCC20 Live was this: for the supply chain sector to help as the country transitions not to the “new normal,” but to what he calls the “better...

10 Tips to Consider Before Choosing Freight Forwarding Software

10 Tips to Consider Before Choosing Freight Forwarding Software

Oct. 25 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO Freight forwarding is an industry with tons of challenges and complex operations, made even more complicated by the COVID-19 lockdown crisis. During this period, freight forwarders have realized the importance of digitalization,...

Confidence

Confidence

Oct. 11 | The night before the first leg of #SCC20 Live —this year’s reimagined edition of our flagship SCMAP Supply Chain Conference—I was invited, among others, to speak to MBA students of the University of the Philippines to discuss how the supply chain...

Is Your Forwarding Business in Digitization, Digitalization or Digital Transformation?

Is Your Forwarding Business in Digitization, Digitalization or Digital Transformation?

Oct. 11 | Amit Maheshawari, Softlink Global CEO The freight forwarding industry is rapidly changing in the wake of new technologies. The nature of freight forwarders not being the cargo owners or transport operators has led to the perception they cannot force any...

Extraordinary Times

Extraordinary Times

Sep. 28 | “Extraordinary times call for extraordinary vision” is the slogan we’ve adopted for this year’s SCMAP Supply Chain Conference – or, at least, a reimagined version of it, seeing that we’re still not allowed to have public gatherings and...

Measuring ROI from Using Freight Forwarding Software

Measuring ROI from Using Freight Forwarding Software

Sep. 28 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO In today’s dynamic supply chain industry, delivering the products to customers demands accuracy, on-time delivery, adherence to defined regulations, and lower cost.   Adopting the right freight forwarding software...