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Apr. 14 | Now, forgive me for my simplistic understanding of these concepts. While I work with the supply chain sector I am approaching this from the viewpoint of the consumer, the guy who benefits from all of this.   My understanding is this: what works in...

Driving Improved Customer Service Standards

Driving Improved Customer Service Standards

Apr. 14 | Amit Maheshwari, CEO of Softlink Global Agility, capability and flexibility are increasingly becoming a crucial differentiator for supply chain when selecting a logistics service provider. Shippers are becoming more and more particular about the safe...

What Will You Do Next?

What Will You Do Next?

Apr. 1 | Perhaps some of us with a career in supply chain are still wary about what the future has in store for us. With new technologies continuing to disrupt proceedings, is it safe to say that machines will take over what we do and we’ll be out of a job in,...

Stepping Into a New Era of Automation

Stepping Into a New Era of Automation

Apr. 1 | Amit Maheshwari, CEO, Softlink Global As freight and logistics businesses embrace new technologies utilizing big data, analytics and mobile devices, they are stepping into a bold new era of automation. Technology plays a pivotal role in the freight and...

Single Software and Integrated ERP

Single Software and Integrated ERP

Mar. 16 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO When we think of automation the general perception that companies have is the digitalization of their business process. However the approach to automation differs from company to company. It may or may not involve...

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

Mar. 16 | In the past few months we’ve been pondering the question of developing new talent in supply chain. I’ve been hearing complaints all over: companies are looking to expand their operations but find that they are having difficulty getting the right people...

All About the PH Rice Tariffication Act

All About the PH Rice Tariffication Act

Mar. 3 | By March 5, Republic Act No. 11203 (Rice Tariffication Act) should have taken effect. In theory, the new law should reduce the local consumer price of rice by at least P4 per kilo arising from more competition in the local market with the entry of cheaper...

Build the ecosystem

Build the ecosystem

Mar. 3 | One of the questions raised during the recently concluded 10th Philippine Ports and Shipping 2019 seemed easier to answer than it actually is: why did the Davao-Bitung RORO route not take off?   It’s easy to point at how the route proved to be...

Overcoming the IT Transformation Challenge

Overcoming the IT Transformation Challenge

Mar. 3 | Amit Maheshwari, CEO of Softlink Global With the logistics sector expected to have a strong role in shaping the future of freight and logistics companies, the need for IT transformation initiatives to be carried out successfully has become paramount. As...

Ponder This

Ponder This

Feb. 17 | If there’s one point we were happy to see reiterated at our Supply Chain Outlook event over a week ago, it was the bigger role supply chain plays in improving lives, a role that goes beyond delivering goods to the customer.   During his keynote...
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