Mercado | Insights - The dam is breaking

Insight: The dam is breaking

Article | What I learned in Supply ChainThe dam is breakingMay 25th, 20215 minute readSubscribe 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 | Insights - Is the dam about to break?

Insight: Is the dam about to break?

Article | What I learned in Supply ChainIs the dam about to break?May 17th, 20216 minute readBy Rob Garrison, Mercado CEOFor this week’s “What I Learned in International Supply Chain” post, I’m thinking of questions that are on everyone’s mind: how many more shocks can importers take, and what can they even do about it?You can read his full post …

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Partnership: Eliminating Excess Inventory Through Supply Chain Efficiencies

Partnership | Sourcing JournalEliminating Excess Inventory Through Supply Chain EfficienciesApril 28th, 202111 minute watchFeaturing: Sydney Badger, Public Habit Co-Founder Rob Garrison, Mercado CEO Edward Hertzman, Sourcing Journal President As fashion emerges from the pandemic, one of the lessons learned is the need for better planning. Dealing with a greater-than-usual glut of unsold inventory during Covid-19 has been a wake-up call …

Mercado | Insights - What is the Zara Gap and why does it matter?

Insight: What is the Zara Gap and why does it matter?

Article | What I learned in Supply ChainWhat is the Zara Gap and Why Does it Matter?April 27th, 202110 minute readBy Rob Garrison, Mercado CEOZara is a global retailer headquartered in Spain. They are famous for their fast fashion — ”fast” because they turn over their store inventory every 2 months. Conversely, a slow fashion retailer can take up to a …

Mercado | Announcement - Mercado & Whitmor Partnership

Announcement: Mercado & Public Habit Partnership

Mercado AnnouncementMercado and Public Habit Partner to Accelerate Direct-to-Consumer Fashion MissionWednesday 28th April, 2021Dallas, TX [April 27, 2021] — Mercado is teaming up with sustainable fashion brand Public Habit to revolutionize the way fashion is sourced, produced, and distributed throughout the international supply chain by introducing a groundbreaking 17-day direct-to-consumer model. Overproduction is a huge problem for a majority of …

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Partnership: The First Mile is the New Final Mile

Partnership | Sourcing JournalThe First Mile is the New Final MileApril 14th, 20215 minute readAuthor: Rob Garrison, Mercado CEOIn the past five years, the final mile of the international supply chain has been transformed by technology, and you can now get products delivered to your door the same day.You can read the whole article on Sourcing Journal here →Paradoxically, the …

Mercado | Announcement - Mercado & Whitmor Partnership

Announcement: Mercado & Whitmor Partnership

Mercado AnnouncementWhitmor to evolve its digital supply chain network with leading import management system from Mercado Wednesday 14th April, 2021DALLAS, TX [April 14, 2021] — Home organization product wholesaler Whitmor has evolved its digital supply chain with the implementation of Mercado Labs. The Whitmor brand has become a household name around the world, renowned for its quality home organization, storage, …

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Partnership: Why Fashion’s Order Management Should Take Cues from Fast Food

Partnership | Sourcing JournalWhy Fashion’s Order Management Should Take Cues from Fast FoodMarch 12th, 202113 minute watchFeaturing: Rob Garrison, Mercado CEO John Urban, GT Nexus Founder Edward Hertzman, Sourcing Journal President Speed and quality control are equally crucial for competing in today’s retail environment, since poorly timed product deliveries or production mistakes can create missed opportunities and pile on costs.You …

Mercado | Video - FreightWaves Global Supply Chain Week

Video: If International Importing was like McDonald’s

Video | FreightWaves Global Supply Chain Week 2021If international importing was like McDonald’sMarch 9th, 20218 minute watchBy Rob GarrisonBack in February 2021, Mercado Labs was invited to showcase its brand new Import Management System offering at the FreightWaves Global Supply Chain Week event. Check out the video below.You can experience the full FreightWaves virtual booth experience here →His post got …

Mercado | Insights - The Innovator's Dilemma

Insight: The Innovator’s Dilemma

Article | What I learned in Supply ChainThe Innovator’s DilemmaMarch 2nd, 20215 minute readBy Rob Garrison, Mercado CEOThe great Eric Johsnon recently wrote a post about whether any ideas are new & the resulting tension created between startups and incumbents.You can read his full post here →His post got me thinking more broadly about this issue. Why didn’t GM create …