Chain Reaction Podcast Peak Season Demand And More with Mario Paganini from Stord

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Tony Hines speaks to Mario Paganini, VP Marketing at Stord to learn how supply chains are meeting the challenges of peak season. Stord is a fast-growing business building customer centric supply chains. 
“Stord untangles and centralizes your supply chain in a single dashboard, so you can focus on what matters.”

Well it was my pleasure to talk to Mario Paganini this week about the peak season and we had a much wider ranging discussion about all things happening in supply chains and if you want to find out something about supply chains and listen to what Stord are doing to make that customer centric supply chain of the future a reality then stay tuned. So, let's get to it hi Mario great to see you today it's really good to have you on the chain reaction podcast I'm sure we're going to have a great discussion and I'd like to hear what Stord are doing to make this peak season work and of course to develop that supply chain of the future. So perhaps you could introduce yourself and tell us what's going on at Stord. 
Yeah thanks so much for having me Tony always fun when I get to chat about something that I am passionate about and it also is at least a little bit self-serving hopefully the insights we chat through are relevant to all listeners and not just a Stord sales pitch but you know absolutely excited to chat about what we're doing here in Stord and kind of how some of the logistics companies, retailers, commerce companies out there can hopefully more smoothly navigate this upcoming and really at this point ongoing peak season. 

I’m Mario Paganini I run the marketing team over at Stord prior to that had a very similar role running marketing for another e-commerce focused company called Shippo there in the multi carrier parcel space they have technology that integrates all of the different parcel carriers everyone from the big three down through several of these smaller regional carriers that are serving specific niches such that you as a shipper you as a 3PL can integrate to one partner and get access to all the different carriers you need so certainly a very useful tool especially as we think about diversifying here throughout the peak season but more poignant today Stord. I joined Stord coming upon a couple of years ago and I still really vividly remember some of the first conversations that I had with Sean and Jacob the Co-founders of Stord you know when I first connected with them I kind of looked at Stord and said oh you know seems like a good company but you know they are just one of many third party logistics companies and I'm sure as you’ve seen you know they are a dime a dozen there's a bunch of large incumbent players that have been doing this for a really long time and doing it really well there's you know more than a few start up players that are emerging in the space trying to take on that SMV digitally native direct to consumer brand and then there's a slew of legitimately thousands of small businesses local 3 pl's across the country so I kinda remember myself thinking oh you know is this really like you know a space that I want to be in. There's certainly a lot of value but you know how do you differentiate it. How can Stord drive an outsized return that the average 3PL can't and that was really my scepticism when originally chatting with Sean and Jacob but I vividly remember the first couple of conversations that we had because I walked away from them with such a stark level of excitement and a strong understanding of how Stord is attacking these problems that were seen in the Omni channel commerce based differently. So, that is Stord in a nutshell and what really is the special sauce that we have that I think really sets us apart from many others.

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