Pioneering Progress: Insights into the Philippine Logistics Sector

The 7th Logistics Summit, held on April 26, 2024, at The Manila Marriott Hotel in Pasay City, brought together industry leaders and professionals to explore the future trajectory of logistics in the Philippines. Hosted by the Procurement and Supply Institute of Asia (PASIA) and the United Port Users Confederation of the Philippines, Inc. (UPC), the summit centered on the theme “Innovations and Trends in Logistics: Navigating Through the Future.”

USec. Mary Jean Pacheco, representing the Department of Trade and Industry-Regional Operations Group (DTI-ROG), delivered a compelling presentation on the department’s initiatives within the Philippine logistics sector. Emphasizing DTI Commitment No. 10: Skills and Workforce, Pacheco underscored the importance of nurturing a competitive and forward-looking workforce capable of meeting the evolving demands of the industry.

Furthermore, she outlined the DTI’s strategic efforts to optimize supply chain management. These encompassed ensuring the accessibility and affordability of food, implementing targeted interventions for priority industries within specific clusters, and promoting industries aligned with domestic demand.

Additionally, Executive Director El Cid Castillo from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) provided insights into the Existing Training Regulations (TR) in Transport and Logistics. These regulations, including programs such as Warehousing Services NC II, III, IV, and Multimodal Transport Operations and Logistics (Seafreight Import) NC II, III, and IV, are pivotal in empowering individuals and professionals to advance their careers within the logistics sector.

The summit, endorsed by leading industry organizations such as the PASIA and UPC, was a vital platform for fostering collaboration, innovation, and progress within the Philippine logistics landscape. JVL

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