What I Learned in Supply Chain This Week

Insight – Thinking Ahead: The Digital Impact

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesThinking Ahead Part IV: The Digital ImpactTags: Supply Chain, First Mile, Global Supply Chain, Import, TechnologyDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade. The chaos throughout the International Supply Chain is now complete. BUY – Suppliers are in various states of back to work; importers have missed critical buy dates, jeopardizing …

Mercado | How to Optimize the First Mile of the Supply Chain

How to Optimize the First Mile of the Supply Chain

Insight | Mercado Labs Knowledge BaseHow To Optimize The First Mile Of The Supply ChainYou can read his full post here →We’ve long heard the importance of the Final Mile (also known as the Last Mile) within international supply chain and logistics. From procurement to sourcing to delivery, the Final Mile is often heralded as the Rosetta Stone of supply …

Mercado | Insights - What I Learned in Supply Chain, by Rob Garrison

Insight – China’s Standing 8-Count

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesChina’s Standing 8-CountTags: Supply Chain, Global Supply Chain, Global Trade, Trade War, Tariffs, Sourcing ShiftsDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade.Daniel Gardner has published an excellent paper that I call the “Supply Chain Prescription to the Corona Virus.” I was at LINK2020 (hosted by Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)) this …

Mercado | Insights - What I Learned in Supply Chain, by Rob Garrison

Insight – Managing Unexpected Events

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesManaging Unexpected EventsTags: First Mile, Global Supply Chain, Global Trade, Import, Coronavirus, COVID-2019, Supply Chain, Global Supply ChainDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade.I spoke to a number or retailers and wholesalers this week regarding the impacts of COVID-2019 (also known as the Coronavirus). One common theme between them was …

Mercado | The Battle for Supply Chain Superiority: First Mile versus Last Mile

The Battle for Supply Chain Superiority: First Mile versus Last Mile

The battle for Supply Chain superiority: First Mile versus Last MileTags: First Mile, Last Mile, Global Supply Chain, Importing, TechnologyDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade.The final steps in the international supply chain, often referred to as the Final Mile (or Last Mile), have been the focus for improvement for some time. New brands have shot up in recent …

Mercado | Insights - What I Learned in Supply Chain, by Rob Garrison

Insight – Apple Supply Chain Braces for Disruption

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesApple Supply Chain Braces for Disruption from CoronavirusTags: Apple, China, Phones, Yahoo,, Global Supply Chain, Supply Chain, ImportingDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade.Apple phones are manufactured in China. Although their primary facility is located 500 km away from Wuhan, their supply chain is still at risk. Patrick Moorhead of …

Mercado | What is the First Mile in the Supply Chain?

What is the First Mile of the Supply Chain?

The First Mile of the Supply ChainTags: First Mile, Last Mile, Supply Chain, Global Supply Chain, Import, Communication, Collaboration, Transparency, Visibility, Automation, Predictability, TechnologyDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade.The face of the supply chain is changing dramatically. For the past few years, geopolitical turmoil and shifting consumer priorities have been setting the stage for gradual changes. When the …