Perhaps man’s best friend has never been happier than it is today. The term “pet-friendly” was a bizarre phenomenon that was never fully understood by the Filipino culture until 10 years ago, when a mall in Quezon City opened its doors not only to humans, but to their furry home companions, too.
Double takes HUSBAND AND WIFE Ruben and Trina Flores were initially just designers of a graphic design studio they created called Rubbertree Design Studio, but today, they are trusty makers of leather bags as well. 12/03/13
A Family Affair Trust among business associates is paramount in achieving success in an enterprise. This, perhaps, is why some entrepreneurs prefer to keep the business within the family. 11/05/13
Anyone who has lost a pet knows the grief it entails, especially when the animals were treated and loved more as family members than mere pets. In the Philippines, however, there aren’t a lot of options for those who desire a proper burial for their pets, and most of the time, the remains are usually left for veterinarians — or worse, garbage collectors — to take care of.
Despite a full-time job as a business manager for NutriAsia, Iggy Hizon also lives out his other passion: raising puppies and finding new owners for them. In the early 2000s, he started Merchant’s Kennel, a home-based dog breeding business.
SECTION Clothes for the furred It may be common for some to use their pastimes to unwind and divert their attention from the hassles of work. But for a lucky few, these hobbies are successfully turned into profitable ventures.
COLUMN Trends and challenges in logistics When it comes to delivery and logistics, there are always new challenges that crop up that need to be addressed but if done well with current trends in mind, would lead to competitive advantage.
Demand Visibility: The Death of Traditional Forecasting Business firms put much effort to avoid out-of-stock and excess inventory. Managers thus are continuously seeking ways to read true demand or what and how much end-users actually need. By having a grasp of true demand, operations managers can plan how much to supply to maximize the availability of finished products.
The holiday season creates opportunities for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) firms to test their organizations and system capabilities in serving the needs of customers and their products’ final consumers. This is also the time executives drumbeat their mandates to maximize sales to beat the annual revenue goals. Thus, the dreaded news of shelves being empty before the holiday rush keeps FMCG executives wondering what could be further improved in their company’s integrated processes.
Opportunity-seeking during turbulent times Many companies are testaments to the cliché that behind every crisis lies an opportunity. Procter & Gamble and General Electric, two of the world’s most valuable companies, were founded during the financial crises of 1837 and 1892. Johnson & Johnson developed and launched the innovative Tylenol Gelcaps, a tamper-proof, gelatin-enrobed capsule, and their triple-sealed tamper-resistant bottles, after tampered Tylenol led to consumer deaths. 12/03/13