Mercado | Article | How to create a digital, networked, and automated import supply chain

How to create a digital, networked, and automated import supply chain

ArticleHow to create a digital, networked, and automated import supply chainPublish Date: December 1, 2022 The US imports $2.8 trillion worth of goods every year. Without them, households up and down the country would be virtually empty. No sofas, no freezers, no clothes, no electronic devices…the list goes on. So why is such a vital industry putting itself at such …

Mercado | Insights | It's called a "supply" chain for a reason

Insight: It’s called a “supply” chain for a reason

ArticleFirst Things FirstInsight: It’s called a “supply” chain for a reasonDecember 1, 2022By Rob GarrisonSubscribe for more insights, straight to your inboxEvery week, Mercado CEO Rob Garrison pens his latest learnings from the supply chain industry as part of an on-going series. Each article aims to share a little insight into what’s going on that week, and to help foster …

Mercado | Article | Black Friday: A Time of Trepidation

Black Friday: A time of trepidation

ArticleBlack Friday: A time of trepidationBlack Friday. Arriving on the Friday following Thanksgiving (and followed by its younger sibling, Cyber Monday), it’s the time of year that has become a true representation of American consumerism. We’ve all seen the mid-aisle brawls as grown adults play tug-of-war with a Samsung 45-inch TV, or the decimated remains of a mid-west Walmart left …

Mercado | Insights | Import DNA: Creating a digitized, networked, and automed import supply chain

Insight: First Things First – Import DNA: Creating a digitized, networked, and automed import supply chain

ArticleFirst Things FirstImport DNA: Creating a digitized, networked, and automed import supply chainNovember 1st, 2022   ·   By Rob GarrisonSubscribe for more insights, straight to your inboxEvery week, Mercado CEO Rob Garrison pens his latest learnings from the supply chain industry as part of an on-going series. Each article aims to share a little insight into what’s going on …

Mercado | Insights | The spooky reality of the holiday supply chain

The spooky reality of the holiday supply chain

ArticleThe spooky reality of the holiday supply chainHappy Halloween! We’re officially rolling into the 2022 holiday season, which means the import supply chain is about to get pretty “spooky.” There’s a whole lot to think about when it comes to this time of the year, with one of the most pertinent questions being how to ensure products are sourced, ordered, …

Mercado | Insights | Who is going to do to the first mile what Amazon did to the final mile? Part 2

Insight: First Things First – Who is going to do to the first mile what Amazon did to the final mile? [Part 2]

ArticleFirst Things FirstWho is going to do to the first mile what Amazon did to the final mile?Part 2October 26th, 2022   ·   By Rob GarrisonSubscribe for more insights, straight to your inboxEvery week, Mercado CEO Rob Garrison pens his latest learnings from the supply chain industry as part of an on-going series. Each article aims to share a …

Mercado | Article | Five future-proof solutions to create successful supplier relationships with Mercado

Five future-proof solutions to create successful supplier relationships with Mercado

ArticleFive future-proof solutions to create successful supplier relationships with MercadoIf you import products, chances are that you use suppliers. It’s as simple as that. What’s not as simple, however, is the process of working with them from thousands of miles away, to plan, buy, and move your products. Suppliers are the cornerstone of any successful import supply chain— without knowledgeable, …

Mercado | Insights | Who is going to do to the first mile what Amazon did to the final mile?

Insight: First Things First – Who is going to do to the first mile what Amazon did to the final mile?

ArticleFirst Things FirstWho is going to do to the first mile what Amazon did to the final mile?October 21st, 2022   ·   By Rob GarrisonSubscribe for more insights, straight to your inboxEvery week, Mercado CEO Rob Garrison pens his latest learnings from the supply chain industry as part of an on-going series. Each article aims to share a little …

Mercado | Article | Is nearshoring set to become the new norm for importers?

Is nearshoring set to become the new norm for importers?

ArticleIs nearshoring set to become the new norm for importers?Here’s why the experts don’t think so.As we’ve all seen first-hand, the supply chain has been through a turbulent few years. Through the chaos and confusion has come a recurring call from shareholders, board members, and the C-Suite alike: the import supply chain is in desperate need of greater resilience. The …

Mercado | Insights - Can BBB leverage their supply chain to build back better?

Insight: First Things First – Can BBB leverage their supply chain to build back better?

ArticleFirst Things FirstCan BBB leverage their supply chain to build back better?September 8th, 2022   ·   By Rob GarrisonSubscribe for more insights, straight to your inboxEvery week, Mercado CEO Rob Garrison pens his latest learnings from the supply chain industry as part of an on-going series. Each article aims to share a little insight into what’s going on that …