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Announcement: Leading supply chain technology providers Mercado and The Owl Solutions partner to offer revolutionary industry import analytics

Press Release | Mercado Labs

Leading supply chain technology providers Mercado and The Owl Solutions partner to offer revolutionary industry import analytics

October 21st, 2021
5 minute read
[Dallas, TX | October 2021]
Import Order Management System Mercado Labs and Supply Chain Performance Management software The Owl have partnered to bring industry-leading, best-in-class import analytics and performance metrics to the international supply chain.
Mercado is already automating the import supply chain using a systematic, process-driven approach coined as The Mercado Method. This methodology eliminates the 10 critical inflection points that currently create inefficient and opaque supply chains for thousands of international importers across the country.

Beginning with the first mile, Mercado automates critical purchasing and logistics functions to create a highly efficient and transparent import process. Resulting in improved time to market, decreased expenses, and improved sales.

"The international import market is highly complex,” Mercado Labs CEO Rob Garrison said. “Made even more so by the high volume of disruption occurring across supply chains for virtually every importer, including rapidly rising costs. Today, it’s more important than ever for importers to be able to gain greater surety and pinpoint insights that can give them back predictability and help them to lower expenses. By partnering with The Owl, Mercado marries a proven import automation methodology with sophisticated analytics to address these challenges head on, putting importers back in control.”

“Today, it’s more important than ever for importers to be able to gain greater surety and pinpoint insights that can give them back predictability and help them to lower expenses. By partnering with The Owl, Mercado marries a proven import automation methodology with sophisticated analyticsto address these challenges head on, putting importers back in control."
Mercado Labs | Rob Garrison, CEO & Founder
Rob Garrison
Mercado CEO

The Owl is a supply chain performance management system that leverages rich data sets collected in the Mercado platform and provides real-time metrics that reveal a company’s performance in the source-to-deliver value chain.

Together, these systems have the capacity to streamline the assessment of the import process performance and discover opportunities for significant bottom-line improvements, providing unique insights into the health of the supply chain, recommended enhancements, financial planning, industry trends, and competitive benchmarking.

Best-in-class supply chains require best-in-class analytical tools to drive performance.

"I look forward to seeing importers achieve greater success in managing their supply chains,” The Owl’s CEO Hugo Fuentes said. “I’m delighted about partnering with a forward-thinking organization like Mercado that has a clear vision about how modern, global supply chains can benefit from enhanced visibility, collaboration, and synchronization. Both organizations share a singular passion for high performance and supply chain management.”

Through this new partnership, Mercado and The Owl Solutions are set to change the way international importers manage and report on their supply chains. While incumbents already offer basic reporting capabilities to the market, none fully connect the rich data collected through an online order with the deep-insights, reporting, and forecasting capabilities offered through this partnership.
Create a digital first mile for your business
Discover more about how Mercado’s digital supply network — now with the addition of The Owl Solutions — helps businesses to transform their supply chains and improve time to market, increase sales, and reduce expenses by visiting mercadolabs.com/online-importing or get in touch with us directly here.
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About Mercado
Mercado Labs is an import Order Management System (iOMS) using a proven methodology to drive incredible results. The Mercado Method is used by importers to automate the process of managing millions of dollars of inventory across their import supply chain — from first mile to final mile.

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Kayleigh Hansen
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Thank you for using Mercado. Our goal is to empower businesses to better navigate the complex world of importing. We know data security is of paramount importance, so we place high standards on ensuring it is safely and respectfully secured. We are committed to following and continuously evolving best practices to support this principle. Your data is yours, and we guard it closely. We do not sell any of your information, and we will always be fully transparent on how we collect and use your data. That's a promise.
Mercado | Bring Order to your Imports
                                               
© Mercado Labs Inc.
From us to you...

Thank you for using Mercado. Our goal is to empower businesses to better navigate the complex world of importing. We know data security is of paramount importance, so we place high standards on ensuring it is safely and respectfully secured. We are committed to following and continuously evolving best practices to support this principle. Your data is yours, and we guard it closely. We do not sell any of your information, and we will always be fully transparent on how we collect and use your data. That's a promise.