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

The Potential of Halal Logistics

The Potential of Halal Logistics

Apr. 14 | In our last column I posed whether Mindanao could benefit from the development of a logistics corridor similar to what was done in Clark and Subic. I particularly cited how it could benefit the region’s farmers, by providing them greater access to...

Does Mindanao Need its Own Clark?

Does Mindanao Need its Own Clark?

Apr. 2 | This year’s Supply Chain Immersion will be considerably different from previous years, as we won’t be riding a ship to our destination city. Instead we’ll be taking a bus and heading north, to Clark and then to Subic, the nerve centers of Central...

Making Sense of the Last Mile

Making Sense of the Last Mile

Mar. 19 | Early this week one of my colleagues at the SCMAP Secretariat bought a phone charging pad online. She had it delivered to our offices, cash on delivery, as is standard with most online retailers these days. The transaction between her and the courier...

Forty-five Days

Forty-five Days

Mar. 5 | Two weeks ago, Pantaleon Alvarez, Speaker of the House of Representatives, is looking to force Philippine airlines to transfer all their domestic flights away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and to Clark International Airport. He wants them...

The Real Estate Element

The Real Estate Element

Feb. 18 | One of the topics discussed during the second Sharpening the Supply Chain Practitioners event held two Fridays ago in Cebu City is the set of difficult, early decisions a supply chain manager must make with regards to capital expenditure. Where do you...

A Redefinition

A Redefinition

Feb. 4 | Last year we at SCMAP came up with a new battle cry: “Connect. Engage. Move.”   We challenged ourselves to connect with more players and stakeholders in the supply chain industry, whether they be members, both current and prospective, or other...

Plastic in the Supply Chain

Plastic in the Supply Chain

Jan. 21 | Arguably, the advent of plastics has enabled modern supply chains. New packaging materials has allowed products – especially perishables – to go further while keeping its quality intact. From a marketing standpoint, it has also allowed more...

The Master Plan

The Master Plan

Jan. 8 | Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has this thing he calls “the master plan”. It outlines just what you should be doing in the two days leading up to lunch on Christmas day: when to prepare the turkey, the stuffing, the potatoes, the sauces, the table-you...

“Eventful” Is An Understatement

“Eventful” Is An Understatement

Dec. 26 | Since it’s not always that this column is published on Christmas day itself, let me begin by wishing you a happy day ahead. I hope, for the next few hours or so, you set aside the stresses of your life and spend it in the company of loved ones.   It’s...

Almost cashless in Hong Kong

Almost cashless in Hong Kong

Dec. 10 | In 1997, after years of planning and coordination between various public transport bodies, the Hong Kong government unveiled the Octopus card, a contactless card system allowing for easier collection of fares for the city’s trains and buses, It was...
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