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First Things First…Mercado’s starting 2022 off with a brand new live series

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First Things First: Mercado’s starting 2022 off with a brand new live series

January 27th, 2022   ·   By Callum Berry

Mercado Labs is excited to kick off First Things First, a new monthly supply chain live series exploring the current challenges across the international supply chain and what the future of the industry looks like. The series is being produced in collaboration with Let’s Talk Supply Chain.
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[Dallas, Texas] Each episode (hosted live the second Tuesday of every month) will feature Mercado CEO Rob Garrison and a special guest discussing their take on the current supply chain climate, the need to revisit how supply chains are managed in the first mile, and what this means for the industry as a whole. Garrison brings over 30 years of importing experience and is set to bring fresh insight and perspective from the highs and lows he’s seen in the supply chain throughout his career.

With $2.5T worth of products imported annually (representing a whopping 15% of U.S. GDP), it’s time companies fully connect with the people who make and move their products, and improve the way they plan, buy, and move goods around the world.

“For the first time ever, the supply chain is on everyone's minds,” Garrison said. “It’s on the front page of every major news outlet virtually every day, and it’s a hot topic at the dinner table. We’re excited to help dissect what we’re seeing today and discuss the future for global trade.”

"For the first time ever, the supply chain is on everyone's mind...It’s on the front page of every major news outlet virtually every day, and it’s a hot topic at the dinner table."

Episode One launches on February 8, 2022 at 12 pm ET, and will feature Sourcing Journal founder Eddie Hertzman’s in-depth insights and perspective from his experience in the sourcing world.

“Eddie has such a great grasp on the supply chain because he reports on it every day,” Garrison said. “It’ll be an interesting take to see what he and other leading figures in the industry think when it comes to where we’re going to be in 6 months time, let alone 6 years. I’m ready to dive in!”

Future episodes will feature supply chain importers, industry thought leaders, investors, and other special guests. Episodes will air live on the Mercado social channels including LinkedIn, and will be available for catch-up on-demand over on Mercado’s The Lab resources page.

Explore the latest episodes and exciting new content over at The Lab.
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