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

Capacity and Capability

Capacity and Capability

Jun. 11 | Over the weekend I had my car’s gas tank filled up. Upon noticing that a liter is now at roughly P57, I immediately regretted the decision. Well, partly. I needed to top up. A price rollback would be announced hours later.   The government has...

The Future is Already Here

The Future is Already Here

May. 27 | “Infrastructure must come before industry.”   I am most likely paraphrasing, but that was the message from Undersecretary Ma. Catalina Cabral of the Department of Public Works and Highways. She once again joined us to speak at Supply Chain Perspective...

Is Supply Chain for Big Business Only?

Is Supply Chain for Big Business Only?

May. 15 | When we start this year’s Supply Chain Immersion this Thursday, we won’t be gathering at a pier and boarding a ship. It will be different this time around: we will board a bus and head north, first to Clark and then to Subic, where we will touch...

In the Last Mile, Gaps Remain

In the Last Mile, Gaps Remain

Apr. 30 | Judging from the record attendance at our recently-concluded General Membership Meeting last week, many in supply chain are paying attention to the rise of the last mile. And they should be: beyond it being the new frontier in supply chain, it is changing...

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...
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