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Is Your Business Prepared for Lockdown Exit?

Is Your Business Prepared for Lockdown Exit?

May. 10 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO As countries plan to exit from the pandemic lockdown, the logistics and freight industry like all others will struggle to find its footing and get back to normalcy. In fact, it is highly unlikely that business will...

Navigating the New Normal

Navigating the New Normal

Apr. 26 | We’re now seven weeks into this quarantine period across Luzon (and, arguably, across the whole country). While we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19, the discussion has shifted towards what life will be once the enhanced community quarantine...

Technology to the Rescue In Times of Global Lockdown

Technology to the Rescue In Times of Global Lockdown

Apr. 26 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO As nearly a third of the global population is under lockdown due to COVID-19, can the logistics and freight industry manage to continue working? It has to, considering it is the lifeline of global supply chain connecting...

A Seat At the Table

A Seat At the Table

Apr. 14 | Personally, I don’t like the term “Imperial Manila”. It’s not because, as a person who lives round these parts, I am offended by the term. It’s because it implies that we want everything for ourselves, at the expense of every other part of the...

Technology in Times of Global Lockdown and Beyond

Technology in Times of Global Lockdown and Beyond

Apr. 14 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO The global lockdown brought about by corona pandemic has caught many businesses unaware and unprepared. Forced to worked from home, logistics and freight companies are seen to be struggling to cope up with their day...

Like A Business Continuity Plan, But Bigger

Like A Business Continuity Plan, But Bigger

Mar. 28 | So, where do we start?   From our perspective, it’s been crazy, these past couple of weeks. The sudden declaration of a community quarantine in Metro Manila meant we had to figure out how to keep our supply chains moving, a big ask considering...

Business Continuity  in the Face of Corona Pandemic

Business Continuity in the Face of Corona Pandemic

Mar. 28 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO The world is witnessing a pandemic of a scale never seen before. COVID-19 has shaken the world economy and caused much distress and disruption. Business have been forced to cut down on their work force drastically...

We Need Assurance

We Need Assurance

Mar. 14 | A lot has happened in two weeks.   When we last met, we had just fired off a letter to the Department of Trade and Industry, requesting an urgent meeting to discuss measures to mitigate what we believed would be the long-term impact of the COVID-19...

Using Technology to Prevent Revenue Leakages

Using Technology to Prevent Revenue Leakages

Mar. 14 | Amit Maheshwari, Softlink Global CEO When you plan or consider upgrading your software how much consideration do you give to finance and accounting? When considering upgrading to an ERP or fully automated application for your logistics and freight business...

Clarion Call

Clarion Call

Feb. 29 | To be honest, I thought the COVID-19 crisis would start slowing down right about now, particularly when the number of daily new cases in China began to decline slightly. But, of course, there was no reason to let our guard down.   As I write this,...