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The Role of Technology in Streamlining eCommerce Operations with Edson Greenwood at Manifest 2024

Ninaad Acharya, Dan Coll, Edson Greenwood

Episode Description

Edson Greenwood is a seasoned professional with a distinguished background in leadership and strategic management. Edson graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2003, where he developed a strong foundation in discipline and integrity. Following his military service, in 2012, he earned his MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. Edson has held key positions at prestigious organizations, including impactful roles at The Blackstone Group and Palantir Technologies, where he played pivotal roles in business operations and strategy.  Currently Edson is the Chief Operating Officer at Anvyl Inc., a leading software startup. In this role, he leverages his extensive experience to oversee operational functions and drive the company’s growth trajectory. Edson continues to make significant contributions to the corporate landscape, embodying the principles of dedication, innovation, and strategic vision.

SHOW SUMMARY

In this episode of eCom Logistics Podcast, Dan Coll interviews Edson Greenwood, COO of Anvyl, at Manifest 2024 to discuss the current landscape of eCommerce logistics. They delve into emerging trends, challenges, and the evolving role of technology in supply chain management. From inventory management to supplier communications, they explore key areas of focus for businesses in 2024.

HIGHLIGHTS

[00:00:23] Trends in technology investment: 74% of respondents are likely to invest in technology in 2024, focusing on inventory management, supplier communications, and production management.
[00:01:54] Shift towards offshoring and nearshoring: Companies are exploring production partners in South America, Mexico, and North America amid concerns and disruptions in traditional manufacturing hubs like China.
[00:02:54] Importance of production management: As businesses grapple with supply chain complexities, there’s a growing realization of the critical role of production management in ensuring overall operational success.
[00:05:32] Challenges in technology adoption: Suppliers face hurdles in adopting new tools, emphasizing the need for user-friendly solutions that integrate seamlessly into existing workflows.
[00:10:26] Market research insights: Survey results indicate a heightened focus on technology adoption, with inventory management emerging as a top priority for retail brands.

QUOTES

[00:00:23] “A lot of those responses were focused on three main areas, which were inventory management still, supplier communications, and production management.”
[00:02:54] “Everyone was focused on inventory or was focused on logistics and, understandably But I think there’s been a lot of effort put into those areas that are now bringing people back to the point where, Hey, if there’s problems with my orders, all this other stuff is gonna be wrong, too.”

Find out more about Edson Greenwood in the link below:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edson-greenwood-415ba9b/
Anvyl Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@anvyl

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