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

Supply Chain and Disaster Response

Supply Chain and Disaster Response

Jan. 18 | In our last column we were talking about the reminders around us of the importance of supply chain in our lives. This past week, we got yet another one.   Nothing underlines the importance of supply chain more than the response to a disaster. Here,...

Even More Reminders

Even More Reminders

Jan. 4 | While we associate the Christmas and New Year period with the chance to take a break, it really wasn’t the case. At least for us in supply chain, apart from the 24/7 nature of our work, there were reminders of just how important what we do is.   There...

The Force is Irresistible

The Force is Irresistible

Dec. 21 | Over the weekend I saw a college friend share what she calls a long rant from her husband – a rarity, as she described, because he doesn’t apparently post much on social media. Well, I wouldn’t call it a rant, but instead a well-reasoned plea...

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...