For those who have followed this blog, you may have noticed a trend over the past year or so where I have covered topics much broader than just logistics in Asia. This trend has been driven by a strong interest of mine in writing about the larger issues underlying globalization and cross border trade. I have attempted to do so from the perspective of a supply chain professional focused on the practical application of supply chain principles and frameworks.
However, this interest goes beyond just understanding the actions and strategies of businesses and private individuals operating as part of extended supply chains around the world; it extends to exploring further the people and activities that form the humanitarian, diplomatic, military, political, criminal and terrorist elements that often run in pre-cursor to, in collaboration with, and at other times in opposition to, the private sector.
Thus, I have decided to now drop the moniker "Asia Logistics Wrap." It no longer properly encompasses what this blog is about. However, existing links to this site will not be affected. I have mapped this blog's URL to a new domain, www.xborderjournal.com, to represent the blog's new title, "Cross Border Journal." This blog will be seeing some ongoing changes as a result.
The purpose of Cross Border Journal will be to observe, analyze, dissect and discuss these various entities and activities operating at the nexus of cross border trade. The goal will be to encourage a deeper understanding of the underlying structure and drivers of globalization and cross border trade, with particular attention paid to the perspective of a supply chain professional.
From the single individual up to the largest organizations and governments, the multiple entities operating across borders determine whether the process of globalization is successful or unsuccessful in raising the quality of life for an increasingly larger number of people. For those of us on the ground in this fight to ensure that "borders frequented by trade seldom need soldiers," we are warriors of our own kind, advocates of a more connected, and thus more peaceful, world.
Thus, to all cross border warriors out there who have fought, and who are currently fighting, to make a constructive difference in the process of globalization, I look forward to learning from you and with you on this new journey.