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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.

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...

The Infrastructure We Truly Need

The Infrastructure We Truly Need

Nov. 27 | HONG KONG—It’s been a year since I renewed my driver’s license, and like most of you, I still have yet to get my card. Until I get it, I’ll always have this tinge of discomfort knowing I only have a receipt to get me by. Occasionally, I check...

Integration Non-Stop

Integration Non-Stop

Nov. 13 | Today marks the beginning of the 31st ASEAN Leaders’ Summit, marking fifty years since the founding of the regional community, and the culmination of the Philippines’ chairmanship of the organization this year.   Once again, topics of relevance...

Why Enter Logistics?

Why Enter Logistics?

Nov. 1 | The Lucio Tan group is the next conglomerate looking to grow their presence in the logistics industry. While it already operates several companies connected to aviation – not the least flag carrier Philippine Airlines – it’s looking to...

A question of scale

A question of scale

Oct. 15 | Two years ago I wrote, for our magazine Supply Chain Philippines, an article looking at how the entry of foreign retail brands into the country could affect the supply chain landscape. There were many facets: new fashion labels, whether designer ones...
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