Manufacturing is evolving, and the supply chain is increasingly global. The last stage of producing a product – getting the finished goods from the factory to the customer – can be a surprisingly complex process. Customers have come to expect increasingly rapid delivery. Retailers must meet demand both online and in-store.
The logistics ecosystem includes air, ocean, rail, and trucks. This talk looks at the complex web of players that move goods from one place to another, enabling finished products to reach consumers. It examines the interplay and competition between the players, and the recent technological innovations that are reshaping the space. And it explains the impact of macroeconomic trends – labor, infrastructure, regulations – in driving supply-chain decisions and influencing where things are made.
Renee DiResta is the VP of business development at Haven, a private marketplace for booking ocean freight shipments. Prior to Haven, she was a principal at seed-stage VC fund O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). She also spent seven as a trader at Jane Street Capital, a quantitative proprietary trading firm in New York City. Renee is interested in improving liquidity and transparency in private markets, and enjoys investing in and advising hardware startups.
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