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SCMAP Perspective

Discussion of shippers’ interests written by Ed Sanchez, executive director of the Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines.

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Knock-on Effects

Knock-on Effects

Feb. 2 | The Philippine economy performed below expectations in 2018. Gross domestic product grew by only 6.2% in the past year, slower than the government’s target growth range of between 6.5 and 6.9%.   The government itself has conceded that record inflation...

Back on the Cold Chain

Back on the Cold Chain

Jan. 20 | These past few weeks I’ve seen many posts on social media about farmers up in the north having to throw away their harvest—truckloads of carrots, in this instance —because they can’t sell them. Oversupply, they say.   The same story was on...

Liberating

Liberating

Jan. 6 | My girlfriend has always been interested in art. She’s been following illustrators and painters on social media, and we’ve gone to a handful of exhibits, but not enough, I’ll admit.   Three years ago she decided to pursue it as a hobby. She’s...

The Full Picture

The Full Picture

Dec. 25 | During the pre-conference meetings for the recently concluded Logistics Services Philippines Conference I realized what some would call a “bug”, but what I’d call a “feature”, of the whole supply chain sector in the country: there is no one...

Ten Commitments

Ten Commitments

Dec. 10 | Last week, at the first Logistics Services Philippines Conference, various stakeholders across the supply chain—government agencies and industry associations, including SCMAP —reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring the competitiveness of the logistics...

The Hong Kong Template

The Hong Kong Template

Nov. 25 | HONG KONG — “The world is here because Hong Kong is Asia’s most connected city.”   Those were the confident words of Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, as she welcomed the 2,000 delegates to this year’s Asian Logistics and Maritime...
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