Dedicated to book lovers ALONG THE BUSTLING Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City lies a silent sanctuary for those who like to wallow in the world of books. It goes under the name of Popular Bookstore. 09/09/14
Keeping it natural Whether it is an incessant concern for the planet or simply health-related, many people prefer to eat organic food for various reasons. For husband and wife Chito and Lizzie Guerrero, the death of a loved one stirred them to join the growing movement. This decision eventually led them to create Potts Point Cafe, an Australian restaurant-cafe that serves organic dishes and coffee.
Heart behind art Opportunities to grow are rarely turned down by businesses since, more often than not, these eventually translate to more profit for the company. However, for local design agency Works of Heart Graphic Design Co. (Works of Heart), profit is just a secondary goal. 07/08/14
Born out of love for shoes A YOUNG, soft-spoken lady at 24, Caryn Uy has always loved shoes — and fashion, in general. When she was younger, she would often pay visits to retail stores after attending classes.
Sustaining success In the field of entrepreneurship, achieving success and maintaining it are two entirely different matters.
An online nook for books CARVING OUT space in the local e-commerce industry is a two-year-old enterprise that aims to redefine and simplify the book trade.
SECTION Bookish trinkets AIMEE LORRAINE KEH wasn’t always a work-at-home mom. In spite of having a rose-colored marketing career in a multinational company, she never thought that having a miscarriage — or two, for the matter — would make her leave everything behind.
COLUMN Understanding demand patterns Supply chains have improved significantly in recent years. Firms have integrated procurement, manufacturing, and logistics via available information technologies. Executives have learned to measure their customer service levels and the total delivered costs of their products and services. Companies have optimized their global networks of vendors and customers to mitigate risk and accelerate new product introductions to their markets.
Getting the most out of ERP More than 30 years after it was introduced, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has become the de facto standard operations management information system for most organizations. As technological innovations and attractive returns on investments have encouraged firms to bring ERP into their operations, the challenge always has been in getting it to just simply work.
We have heard people referring to innovation as the ability to think out of the box. The cliché is actually a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. The phrase often refers to novel or creative thinking and is thought to derive from management consultants in the 1970s and 1980s challenging their clients to solve the “nine dots” puzzle, whose solution requires some lateral thinking (Wikipedia).
The new normal of logistics disruptions In 2013, one of the strongest typhoons in history devastated cities and towns in the Philippines’ Visayas region. Convoys of vehicles ferrying relief goods as part of a massive international effort found themselves bogged down in roads and ports not equipped to handle the traffic. Although majority of the goods would eventually reach people in need, some goods were stranded in warehouses for months while others, especially perishable food, would end up spoiled and scrapped.