(L-R) Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines (SCMAP) Executive Director Norman Adrian receives a token of appreciation form Globe Business Sales Cluster Head Patricia Sadorra for serving as the keynote speaker for the Supply Chain Interactive Workshop
The rise of the internet has definitely pushed businesses to respond quickly to market demands. It is not only crucial that enterprises give customers what they want, but also ensure that their supply chains are running smoothly and efficiently. To discuss the future of the supply chain industry, Globe Business, the information and communication technology (ICT) arm of Globe Telecom, held a Supply Chain Interactive Workshop for executives from various retail, manufacturing, and logistics companies.
The goal for the workshop was to promote sustainable practices of improving supply chain management with Globe spearheading the Code of Conduct for suppliers.
What made the workshop different from other forums was that it enabled over a hundred guests to not only participate as an audience, but also to discuss the pain points and intended improvements on the supply chain industry. Participants were also able to witness the synergy of their industries through various group activities. The speakers tied up these activities with product solutions from Globe Business, putting emphasis on how these can help supply chains all over the country.
“Globe Business always makes it a point to provide enterprises with up-to-date technology that will ease the flow of operations. In turn, businesses can focus more on their customers. The point of this workshop is to facilitate an exchange of ideas, which will help us understand what your supply chains need and enable us to offer you the best solutions,” said Mike Frausing, Globe Senior Advisor for Enterprise and IT-Enabled Services Group.
Four solutions were featured in the forum, namely Machine-to-Machine (M2M), Canvas mobile forms, Microsoft O365’s Power BI, and GCash. Guest speakers demonstrated how these solutions synchronize with one another to create accurate and efficient systems that can help improve business operations. For instance, M2M Fleet Management System allows businesses to monitor the status and location of their delivery vehicles and shipments. Canvas lets owners know that packages have arrived safely to clients through its GPS and electronic signature capturing features. Microsoft Power BI, on the other hand, helps teams integrate data from Canvas forms to create powerful and interactive visuals for presentations. Mynt—a subsidiary of Globe Telecom—provides customers with the means to remit payments for delivered goods through their mobile phones.
The Globe Business Supply Chain Interactive Workshop recently completed the series of forums for the supply chain industry. It started at Marriott Grand Ballroom with the Metro Manila Supply Chain Companies as its audience, followed by the SCMAP Members and affiliates at the F1 Hotel. Finally, the workshop was concluded at the Acacia Hotel with the Southern Luzon Supply Chain Companies. Each forum aims to address a specific challenge of the industry and allows a venue for best practice sharing and healthy discourse among supply chain practitioners.