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Up In the Air

Up In the Air

Aug. 5 | Last week it was confirmed that San Miguel Corporation will go ahead with construction of a state-of-the-art airport in Bulakan, Bulacan, after the Swiss challenge set by government saw no other bidders emerge. The project, which is estimated to cost...

Cost-Effective Fleet Management

Cost-Effective Fleet Management

Aug. 5 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO For many freight and logistics companies, managing their fleet operations efficiently while minimizing costs is a constant challenge. Technology, of course, is the key to overcome such challenges and an increasing...

“Grassroots” Cargo Visibility

“Grassroots” Cargo Visibility

Jul. 22 | Leo Morada, Cargo Data Exchange Center Director This column is an abridged version of TED Talk format presentation made by this writer during the 2nd Philippine Logistics Services Conference held 15 July.  The original presentation is entitled “Cargo...

The Technology Element

The Technology Element

Jul. 22 | “Intelligent industries must be supported by smart logistics,” DTI secretary Ramon Lopez said at the beginning of this year’s Logistics Services Philippines Conference, held last week at the Philippine International Convention Center. Thus, part...

Five Key Benefits of Digital Logistics

Five Key Benefits of Digital Logistics

Jul. 22 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO The digital makeover for 3PL and freight companies is no longer a distant goal, but a vital ingredient in the industry’s success today. But going digital doesn’t simply mean a 3PL and freight companies just jump...

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,...