Mercado | Bed Bath & Beyond's Fist Mile focus to reduce tied up working capital is a winner

Insight – Bed Bath & Beyond’s Fist Mile focus to reduce tied up working capital is a winner

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesBed Bath & Beyond’s Fist Mile focus to reduce tied up working capital is a winnerTags: First Mile, Working Capital, Trapped Cash, Bed Bath & Beyond, Global Supply Chain, Import, International Supply Chain, Retail, Supply, Supply Chain, TechnologyDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade.This week The Wall Street Journal features …

Mercado | What Costco can learn about connecting supply and demand

Insight – Lessons learned from Costoco’s supply and demand issue

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesLessons learned from Costoco’s supply and demand issueTags: Demand, First Mile, Global Supply Chain, Import, International Supply Chain, Magic Quadrant, Retail, Supply, Supply Chain, TechnologyDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade.I recently read an article in The Wall Street Journal featuring Costco Wholesale CFO Richard Galanti discussing the challenges of …

Mercado | Magic Qudrant

Insight – The Magic Supply Chain Quadrant

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week Series$$ The Magic Supply Chain Quadrant $$Tags: First Mile, Global Supply Chain, Import, International Supply Chain, Magic Quadrant, Retail, Supply Chain, TechnologyDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade.Here, you can read a great article by John Thorbeck on the relative advantages of First, Middle, and Final Mile focus. His analysis …

Mercado | Why it's critical to digitally connect the supply to the demand for improved visibility and efficiency

Insight – Why it’s critical to digitally connect supply to demand

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesWhy it’s critical to digitally connect your supply with your demandTags: Digital, Supply Chain, Warehouse Management, WMS, Supply, Demand, Global Trade, Trade Wars Dallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade.We just started working with a direct to consumer client who is “buried’” right now as their online orders have overwhelmed …

What I Learned in Supply Chain This Week

Insight – The China Conundrum: Should we stay, or should we go?

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesThe China Conundrum: Should we stay, or should we go?Tags: China, First Mile, International Supply Chain, Global Trade, Trade Wars Dallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade.I have been doing a lot of research related to ending trade with China. My conclusion: It is complicated. Economic vs. National Interests. Modern …

What I Learned in Supply Chain This Week

Insight – Thinking Ahead: The Fashion Prescription

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesThinking Ahead: The Fashion PrescriptionTags: Fashion, Retail, First Mile, Global Supply Chain, Import, Supply Chain, TechnologyDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade. “Unless we can control the supply chain, we are always going to be a victim” – Gary Wassner Retail is expected to lose $2.1T in sales, and fashion …

What I Learned in Supply Chain This Week

Insight – Thinking Ahead: The storm before the calm

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesThinking Ahead Part VI: The storm before the calmTags: First Mile, Global Supply Chain, Import, Supply Chain, TechnologyDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade. If you are sensitive, please stop reading here! According to Forrester, retail is expected to lose $2.2T in 2020. T = Trillion. Essentials will do better …

Mercado | Insights - The McDonald's Paradox

Insight – Thinking Ahead: Does McDonald’s have it wrong?

Thinking Ahead Part V: Does McDonald’s have it wrong?February 20th, 2021By Rob GarrisonLet’s imagine ordering a meal from McDonald’s worked the same as ordering products internationally. Iask the “supplier” (McDonalds) to “produce” a burger, fries, and Coke for me, and she puts my order into her computer. But instead of my order appearing on screens for the team (and connected …

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 …

What I Learned in Supply Chain This Week

Insight – Thinking Ahead (Part Three)

Insights: What I Learned In Supply Chain This Week SeriesThinking Ahead Part III: Complicated ComplexityTags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Crisis, Global Supply Chain, Domestic, International, Connection, TechnologyDallas-based startup empowers businesses to optimize international trade. Following are some of the complexities to consider when planning fall, back to school, and holiday seasons. COVID-19 complicates all three by a large factor, due to demand …