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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.

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...

As Strong As Its Weakest Link

As Strong As Its Weakest Link

Nov. 11 | HONG KONG — I have been flying to Hong Kong regularly for the past five years, but only now am I able to fully see the extent of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, one of the flagship infrastructure projects of the Chinese government and widely seen...

Classrooms for Supply Chain

Classrooms for Supply Chain

Oct. 28 | Arguably, this new generation of supply chain managers have it a bit lucky. In a way, they are exposed to the horizontal nature of supply chain, of how it is not limited to one discipline, but rather emphasizes the relationship between multiple fields,...

“How Do You Make Supply Chain Cool?”

“How Do You Make Supply Chain Cool?”

Oct. 14 | Magsaysay Shipping and Logistics CEO Ian Claxton posed this question at the 2018 SCMAP Supply Chain Conference two weeks back. The question was on attracting future supply chain leaders, particularly as the sector is in a better position to attract people...

Moving the Needle

Moving the Needle

Oct. 1 | The most prestigious event in Philippine supply chain is happening once again: the SCMAP Supply Chain Conference returns tomorrow and the day after, October 2-3, at the EDSA Shangri-la Manila in Mandaluyong City. If you’ve attended this event before,...
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