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Three Takeaways

Three Takeaways

Sep. 28 | It’s been a very hectic past few weeks for us at SCMAP as we mounted this year’s SCMAP Supply Chain Conference— an extra special one, as we are also marking our 30th anniversary as an organization. And so, we would like to thank everyone who made...

A Reality Check for Your Technology Competency

A Reality Check for Your Technology Competency

Sep. 28 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO As competition becomes fiercer in the logistics industry, companies need to take a reality check of their technology competency. Technology competency here means the capacity of a company to manage and take advantage...

Exploring the Intersections

Exploring the Intersections

Sep. 15 | While working on our cover story for the next issue of our magazine, Supply Chain Philippines—it being our 30th anniversary, it is a retrospective on what came before, but also a look at what lies ahead—I’ve had the chance to look at the programme...

Technology Helps Create Strong Business Processes

Technology Helps Create Strong Business Processes

Sep. 15 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO The need to set up a strong business process and performance metrics cannot be stressed enough for a logistics and freight company. Especially with rapid penetration of technology in every aspect of the industry, a...

Once Again, Mobility

Once Again, Mobility

Sep. 2 | A news item caught my eye last week: ride-sharing giants Grab will pilot a scooter service in Intramuros. Thirty scooters will be deployed in the district for three months, as part of its GrabWheels program. Those interested can use it for free.   It...

How Can Logistics Companies Get Over Business Slack?

How Can Logistics Companies Get Over Business Slack?

Sep. 2 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO We hear complaints quite often of slack in business of logistics and freight companies. The logistics business has always weathered the rough waters quite successfully and these times are no different. There is no...

What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

Aug. 17 | A few weeks back we attended an event by the Department of Trade and Industry, unveiling consultations towards the establishment of a new e-commerce roadmap. Many stakeholders were in attendance, from retailers, marketplaces, financial institutions and...

Stepping Up Your Service Delivery Capabilities

Stepping Up Your Service Delivery Capabilities

Aug. 17 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO Imagine a logistics company where every aspect of the business can be accurately and cost-effectively managed every step of the way with impeccable delivery timelines. Sounds too good to be true? That is the way of...

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...