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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,...

Technology the Means to Deliver Value

Technology the Means to Deliver Value

Jun. 7 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO For third-party logistics providers (3PL) and freight forwarders, technology has the potential to deliver value beyond their wildest expectations through data-driven insights and intelligence. But many businesses have...

Romance and Reality

Romance and Reality

May. 25 | There’s a degree of romance whenever one talks about Negros. You think of how the island became the nerve center of the Philippine sugar industry. You read about how Europeans travelled there to establish plantations, lured by the promise of fertile...

Simplify Operations and Grow Profitably

Simplify Operations and Grow Profitably

May. 25 | Amit Maheshwar, Softlink Global CEO The need for speed and accuracy has been driving enormous change in the logistics sector. To meet high customer expectations, logistics companies are looking to digital technologies that allow for automation and streamlining...

Belt and Road Anxieties

Belt and Road Anxieties

May. 17 | On the surface, China’s Belt and Road Initiative is incredibly ambitious: a large infrastructure program cutting across the regional superpower and beyond, fostering trade linkages between it and its neighbors. The initiative’s name echoes the old...

A Clear Perspective on Transport Management

A Clear Perspective on Transport Management

May. 17 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO In the last several years, infrastructure and technology have played an important part in the advancement of road transportation. Technology has had a critical role in gaining greater visibility and control for the...

Lingering Reminders

Lingering Reminders

Apr. 30 | I write this column on the morning of April 23, less than 24 hours after Luzon was hit by an earthquake that shook both our structures and our fears. Is this the Big One? Is the Big One yet to come? Are we ready?   Sometimes it feels we aren’t,...

Technology to Keep Your Transportation Moving

Technology to Keep Your Transportation Moving

Apr. 30 | Amit Maheshwari, CEO, Softlink Global Logistics companies can expect to see huge changes as automation filters into every aspect of the business in the face of a huge jump in road and connectivity infrastructure. While new modes of transportation like...

Unified

Unified

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...