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

Reactionary

Reactionary

Sep. 3 | Two weekends ago was a busy one for SCMAP. Two of us flew to Cebu for the Visayas chapter’s third Sharpening the Supply Chain Practitioners—kudos again to the team in Cebu for another well-attended and very meaningful event. Two more flew to Davao...

The Right Time

The Right Time

Aug. 19 | Why is now the right time for us at SCMAP to establish a chapter in Mindanao?   To be honest, the time has always been right. If we as an organization are to truly move the global competitiveness of the entire country’s supply chain, we have to...

60th

60th

Aug. 7 | The headline figure is encouraging: the Philippines has jumped from 71st place to 60th in the latest Logistics Performance Index, a biannual survey conducted by the World Bank looking at the supply chain competitiveness of countries around the world.   We...

Marshals

Marshals

Jul. 25 | Whenever I wrote about supply chain—whether it be for this column, for SCMAP’s magazine Supply Chain Philippines, or elsewhere—I lately tend to avoid referring to the “supply chain industry”. Call me a perfectionist, but I think the term implies...

Understanding the Surge

Understanding the Surge

Jul. 8 | One thing we ought to understand when thinking of surge periods across the supply chain is that, for the most part, these spikes are anticipated. Manufacturers, retailers and even logistics providers have a good idea, roughly six months to a year ahead...

One Less Headache

One Less Headache

Jul. 3 | Finally, the government signed into law the Ease of Doing Business Law, if we’re to use its short name. After years of pushing from the private sector, President Duterte affixed his signature into legislation that should allow for better and faster...

Capacity and Capability

Capacity and Capability

Jun. 11 | Over the weekend I had my car’s gas tank filled up. Upon noticing that a liter is now at roughly P57, I immediately regretted the decision. Well, partly. I needed to top up. A price rollback would be announced hours later.   The government has...

The Future is Already Here

The Future is Already Here

May. 27 | “Infrastructure must come before industry.”   I am most likely paraphrasing, but that was the message from Undersecretary Ma. Catalina Cabral of the Department of Public Works and Highways. She once again joined us to speak at Supply Chain Perspective...

Is Supply Chain for Big Business Only?

Is Supply Chain for Big Business Only?

May. 15 | When we start this year’s Supply Chain Immersion this Thursday, we won’t be gathering at a pier and boarding a ship. It will be different this time around: we will board a bus and head north, first to Clark and then to Subic, where we will touch...

In the Last Mile, Gaps Remain

In the Last Mile, Gaps Remain

Apr. 30 | Judging from the record attendance at our recently-concluded General Membership Meeting last week, many in supply chain are paying attention to the rise of the last mile. And they should be: beyond it being the new frontier in supply chain, it is changing...
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