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

Sir Ed

Sir Ed

Dec. 6 | Last Monday marked five years since the passing of Ed Sanchez, the long-time executive director of SCMAP.   As we mark our thirtieth anniversary and look back at our achievements throughout the decades, we cannot help but recall Ed’s many contributions,...

Resiliency and the Animal Spirit

Resiliency and the Animal Spirit

Nov. 22 | Under normal circumstances I would be writing this particular column from Hong Kong, but due to the continuing unrest there it was decided that I would not fly there to take part in the recently concluded Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference, co-organized...

The Movers Are Moving Away

The Movers Are Moving Away

Nov. 8 | On our way back from our extended weekend break, we passed by a newly-built distribution center, with many trucks, seemingly new, parked outside.   Why there are that many trucks lying idle seems unusual. It may be the Undas long weekend, but it...

Who Adjusts?

Who Adjusts?

Oct. 26 | As I submitted my last column, the never-ending conversation surrounding traffic in Metro Manila flared up again.   As you’d expect. It is a never-ending conversation, one that has long-term implications. It’s been a problem for years. It’s...

Building Blocks

Building Blocks

Oct. 14 | The first time I encountered Job’s tears was in a Korean television show. Not sure anymore if it’s a variety show I followed or a food show I chanced upon, but anyway, Job’s tears—it’s a type of grain, and they made tea out of it, by roasting...

Three Takeaways

Three Takeaways

Sep. 28 | It’s been a very hectic past few weeks for us at SCMAP as we mounted this year’s SCMAP Supply Chain Conference— an extra special one, as we are also marking our 30th anniversary as an organization. And so, we would like to thank everyone who made...

Exploring the Intersections

Exploring the Intersections

Sep. 15 | While working on our cover story for the next issue of our magazine, Supply Chain Philippines—it being our 30th anniversary, it is a retrospective on what came before, but also a look at what lies ahead—I’ve had the chance to look at the programme...

Once Again, Mobility

Once Again, Mobility

Sep. 2 | A news item caught my eye last week: ride-sharing giants Grab will pilot a scooter service in Intramuros. Thirty scooters will be deployed in the district for three months, as part of its GrabWheels program. Those interested can use it for free.   It...

What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

Aug. 17 | A few weeks back we attended an event by the Department of Trade and Industry, unveiling consultations towards the establishment of a new e-commerce roadmap. Many stakeholders were in attendance, from retailers, marketplaces, financial institutions and...

Up In the Air

Up In the Air

Aug. 5 | Last week it was confirmed that San Miguel Corporation will go ahead with construction of a state-of-the-art airport in Bulakan, Bulacan, after the Swiss challenge set by government saw no other bidders emerge. The project, which is estimated to cost...