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Discussion of shippers’ interests written by Henrik Batallones, marketing and communications director of SCMAP, and editor-in-chief of its official publication, Supply Chain Philippines.

Follow the Customer

Follow the Customer

Aug. 4 | While planning the most recent edition of SCMAP Live, our online event series, it emerged that the most important consideration for logistics providers, in particular, to dip their feet into the growing e-commerce market is to consider what their customers...

Silver Bullet

Silver Bullet

Jul. 20 | I met with my doctor over the weekend. It was a long-delayed appointment; she had some tests for me to do in March, and you all know what happened in that month.   We got around to talking about all that happened in the past four months: of how hopeless...

Three Things

Three Things

Jul. 4 | First thing: I have been drinking this yogurt drink since I was a kid, and now that I’m an adult in charge of my own groceries, I always make sure I’m well-stocked. Not in recent months, though; I have not been able to see this drink in my nearest...

Perfect Time

Perfect Time

Jun. 21 | It has become clear that we are all in this for the long run.   We may find, say, a vaccine that will definitively prevent the spread of COVID-19. Efforts continue apace, and already I’ve seen some reports speculating on who should be prioritized...

Supply Chain Runs on Trust

Supply Chain Runs on Trust

Jun. 7 | Certainly, one of the challenges we at SCMAP have relished over the past few years is telling people why supply chain is so important. Personally, it always begins with defining what supply chain is, and almost always I end up saying two things: that...

Up to Speed

Up to Speed

May. 25 | If greater use of e-commerce is going to be part of our so-called new normal, then our existing logistics service providers have a lot of work to do.   I was reminded of our General Membership Meeting roughly two years ago, when we explored the last...

New Horizons

New Horizons

May. 10 | Animal Crossing is a social simulation video game series first developed by Nintendo in 2000. A few weeks back, the newest version of the game, New Horizons, was released; it was heavily-hyped, considering the last version was released in 2012. You might...

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...

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...

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...