Mercado | The Mercado Method

Virtually every product we use each day is imported.

Yet the import supply chain is managed almost entirely manually. Mercado automates your global supply chain to create the same efficiencies in the first mile - from online ordering to online receiving.
Significant investments in the final mile mean products arrive at a consumer’s door within 4 days from the point of order. And yet those same products take up to four months to be sourced, ordered, manufactured, and shipped before they even arrive on a shelf in-store.
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Mercado | The Mercado Method

Today, an average international order takes six months to plan, order, produce, and ship to destination, and is primarily managed by manual entry methods such as spreadsheets and email.
Here's how to solve it

A highly inefficient supply chain

We researched thousands of importers and uncovered 10 key inflection points which create significant inefficiencies in the import supply chain. Driving out these inefficiencies has significant financial benefits.
Disconnected Supply Chain

Manual and Opaque Supply Chain

15 Entities
Customer
Supplier
Factory
Provider
Government
Carrier
9 Dep / 30 Ppl
Planning
Sourcing
Procurement
Supply Chain
Compliance
Legal
Finance
Distribution
Sales
7 Functions
Order Management
Supplier Management
Personnel Collaboration
Production Monitoring
Product Oversight
Regulatory Management (2x)
Logistics
Manual and Opaque Supply Chain

Long Lead Times
Planning (D-60)
Purchasing (D-30)
Production (D1)
Booking (D95)
Shipping (D120)
Receiving (D150)
Inefficient Processes
Manual Entry
ESG
250 emails per order
7 Changes per order
Disparate Processes
Paper Intensive
Market Forces
Politics
Rising Costs
Disasters / Resilience
Consumer Expectations

Mercado Labs | The Mercado Method

Eliminate inefficiency and blind spots with The Mercado Method

The Mercado Method (TMM) is a proven and systemic methodology for applying automation at critical inflection points along the supply chain.
  • Improve time to market
  • Reduce costs
  • Increase sales
Mercado pinpoints 10 points of automation which dramatically improve the import supply chain.
Explore points of automation
01
Online
Ordering
Collaboration
Process
Workflow
02
Change
Control
Planning
Finance
Logistics
03
Product(ion)
Monitoring
Forecasting
Time to Market
Finance
04
Purchasing
to Logistics
History
Visibility
Connectivity
Neutrality
05
Documents
Validation
Standardized
Paperless
06
Invoicing
Procure2Pay
Clearance
Finance
07
Payment
Finance
Purchasing
08
Receiving
Logistics
Labor
Planning
09
Clearance
Regulatory Risk
Management
Finance
10
Analytics
Optimization Efficiency
Finance
Chargebacks
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Mercado Labs | Product Suite - Buy

Mercado plugs in your supply chain to create a digital supply chain network managed through an iOMS

Creating a connected, visible, and transparent network.
We created the the Mercado import order management system (iOMS) to shine bright lights into dark corners of the supply chain and re-connect the manual supply side with your digital demand.
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Mercado Labs | Product Suite - Plan
Mercado Plan
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Mercado Labs | Product Suite - Buy
Mercado Buy
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Mercado Move
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