SUPPLY CHAIN CONVERSATIONS
—————————————————EPISODE 8 - ROB GARRISON, CEO OF MERCADO LABS. Taking the ‘Complicated’ Out of Logistics.
Welcome to Episode 8 of Profiles, a podcast centered around supply chain conversations hosted by Brian Glick, founder and CEO of Chain.io.
Our guest this week is ROB GARRISON. With a background in logistics and import. He has a BA from Marketing from Baker University.
He was previously the Vice President of Supply Chain Design at UPS and has 20 years of experience in the field of transport and distribution. He built his current firm Mercado Labs to remove the challenges and frustrations that arise during the complex import process for people. Bringing import into the 21st century.
“….The broader definition of the supply chain: The four main activities are plan, buy, move, and sell. The supply chain is all 4 of those activities. Logistics is the ‘move’, and it’s incredibly important and it’s also incredibly complex. But it’s one of 4 steps that needs to occur in the supply chain”
Listen in as Brian and Rob discuss:
“….. If you are going to start a technology company one of your key considerations is to make sure you are either partnered with, or that you have, great technical skills, it’s such a huge part of it and I don’t underestimate that.”
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