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The Lab | First Things First - Episode 1: We Need to Chat About the First Mile
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We need to chat about the first mile

Mercado CEO Robert Garrison and Sourcing Journal Founder Eddie explore why every importer needs to have a first mile strategy, the importance of digitizing the global supply chain, and how the supply chain is shaping up in 2022 and beyond.
The Lab | First Things First - Episode 2: The Supply Chain Isn’t What it Used to Be
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The supply chain isn't what it used to be

Rob Garrison, Mercado CEO, catches up with Dave Anderson from Supply Chain Ventures as they discuss the "old ways" of the supply chain and what's hot right now in the supply chain investment world.
The Lab | First Things First - Episode 3: We Need to Digitize the Supply Chain
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We Need to Digitize the Supply Chain...Like, Now

Join Mercado CEO Rob and Julian Counihan from Schematic Ventures as they explore the biggest changes in supply chain investment over recent years.
The Lab | First Things First - Episode 4: Adjustments to the Supply Chain Are Needed
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Adjustments to the Supply Chain Are Needed

Hosted by Mercado CEO Rob Garrison, this episode features special guest Mark Seal, VP of Global Sourcing at Emser Tile, where he covers the supply chain adjustments Emser made in response to the global pandemic.
The Lab | First Things First - Episode 5: Tomorrow's Importers Must Do Things Differently
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Tomorrow's Importers Must Do Things Differently

Join Mercado CEO Rob Garrison and Debbie Ryan from LogicSource as they explore the life of a supply chain professional and discusses the challenges facing importers today.
The Lab | First Things First - Episode 6: Educating an industry stuck in the 80s
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Educating an Industry Stuck in the 80s

Mercado CEO Rob Garrison chats with Mark Baxa from CSCMP to explore the role of education in shaping the future of the supply chain world.
The Lab | First Things First - Episode 7: Supply Chain is More Than Meets the Eye
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Supply Chain is More Than Meets the Eye

Catch up with Rob Garrison and Trade Facilitators founder, Dan Gardner, as they discuss the turbulent world of the global supply chain.
The Lab | First Things First - Episode 8: Supply Networks Are Shifting
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Supply Networks Are Shifting

Access the latest discussion between Mercado CEO Rob Garrison & international supply chain thought-leader Jim Tompkins as they discuss how supply networks are evolving.
The Lab | First Things First - Episode 9: Transformation Through Technology
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Transformation Through Technology

Catch up on the latest episode of First Things First with Mercado CEO Rob Garrison and senior tech editor at the JOC, Eric Johnson as they explore how technology has made huge waves in the import supply chain.
The Lab | First Things First - Episode 10: An importer's guide on what not to do
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An Importer's Guide on What Not to Do

Join Mercado CEO Rob Garrison and CEO of leading family-run wholesaler Whitmor, Scott Felsenthal, as they dive into the critical role that the import supply chain plays in their success, and provide first-hand insights into what not to do.
Discover how Mercado helps importers to connect and automate the global supply chain across the first mile (the initial 80% of the supply chain) by creating a digital order. So you can plan, buy, and move your products online with ease.
Mercado | Insights - The McDonald's Paradox
Imagine if McDonald's operated like the international supply chain...
Mercado | The difference between a Purchase Order and a Commercial Invoice
Discover the key to your supply chain: the import purchase order (and how you can leverage it for good).
Mercado | Insights - Can suppliers keep supplying?
Mercado Labs CEO, Rob Garrison, explores the key differences between a CSR and an ESG strategy for the global supply chain.
Mercado | Meeting the Conscious Consumer with Slow Fashion Startup Public Habit
Slow fashion-focused Public Habit CEO and Co-Founder, Sydney Badger, explains how ESG helped Public Habit to take their environmental and sustainability ethos from theory to practice.
The Lab | Webinar: Has Importing Changed Forever? The Need for Modern Tools in this Digital Age
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Has Importing Changed Forever? The Need for Modern Tools in this Digital Age.

Join Michael Cadieux, founder of Procurement Foundry as he discusses this pressing topic 'Has Importing Changed Forever? The Need for Modern Tools in this Digital Age' featuring Rob Garrison, CEO of Mercado and John Urban, Director of Board of Directors of Mercado.
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Mercado Labs | Webinars | Global Trade Series
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Better Navigate The Complex World Of Global Trade

Join global trade and logistics expert Dan Gardner as he explores what it takes for modern importers to succeed in today's volatile industry. Rewatch the sessions and access course material on-demand.
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Mercado Labs | Webinars | Be Good, Do Good
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Be Good, Do Good

Join Mercado Labs CEO, Rob Garrison, as he explores how importers can reduce risk, improve efficiency, and champion social mission across their supply chain. Hosted by Let's Talk Supply Chain Founder Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, featuring special guests including Sydney Badger, Co-Founder Public Habit and Mercado Labs Product Manager, Rebecca Rizzuti.
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Mercado Labs | Webinars | Hot Topics in the Supply Chain
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Hot Topics in the Supply Chain

It’s no secret that the first 120 days of the international supply chain is disconnected. But what if you could completely digitize that first mile by connecting your sourcing, purchasing, and logistics teams together in one process? Join Mercado’s Robert Garrison and David DuPree as they discuss the need for transformation via automation in the supply chain.
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