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Progress Report | #TNYSCM Minimum Viable Launch – Building A Supply Chain Community

The New York #SupplyChain Meetup #01 – The Minimum Viable Launch November 16, 2017 On November 16, The New York Supply Chain Meetup reached an important milestone – we held our first event. This blog post will trace how we got here, and share some pictures from our minimum viable launch. We hope you’ll join […]

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#CountDown: 8 Days to a Minimum Viable Launch

After a few years of thinking about startups building software for trucking and shipping, and more recently, distributed ledgers and supply chains, on August 23, I thought to myself “I really should attend the supply chain meetup in NY.” I was surprised to discover that no such thing existed. So, without thinking, I took out my […]

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Update #01: White Paper | Towards A Supply Chain Operating System

  This update identifies areas of supply chain technology that will be sufficiently well served by existing relational database management systems, and enterprise resource planning systems. It also outlines areas of supply chain that distributed databases or ledgers are more suited for. Lastly, to avoid confusion Nahum Goldmann’s contact information is provided at the end. […]

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#UnderConstruction | Towards A MarineTech Innovation Hub in New York City

On Friday, October 6, 2017, a small group of about 20 people got together at the American Bureau of Shipping in Manhattan, New York. The group was convened by Christopher Clott, Ph.D. He is the ABS Chair of Marine Transportation and Logistics in the Global Business & Transportation Department at SUNY – Maritime College. The […]

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White Paper | Towards A Supply Chain Operating System

Note: This article does not necessarily reflect the opinion of KEC Ventures, or of other members of the KEC Ventures team. Supplying the world with nearly everything is an enormous and complex job: there are things to discuss.  – Rose George (2013-08-13). Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, […]

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Industry Study: Ocean Freight Shipping (#Startups)

Co-author: John Azubuike (@jnazubuike), KEC Ventures. Note: This article does not necessarily reflect the opinion of KEC Ventures, or of other members of the KEC Ventures team. Supplying the world with nearly everything is an enormous and complex job: there are things to discuss.  – Rose George (2013-08-13). Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the […]

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Updates – Industry Study: Freight Trucking (#Startups)

Note: John Azubuike (@jnazubuike) and I are currently conducting research on software startups in the ocean freight shipping market. We expect to publish that towards the end of January 2017. Our blog post about freight trucking startups opened the door to numerous conversations that we may never have had, with people who know more about […]

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Industry Study: Freight Trucking (#Startups)

Embed from Getty Images Co-author: John Azubuike (@jnazubuike), KEC Ventures. Note: This article does not necessarily reflect the opinion of KEC Ventures, or of other members of the KEC Ventures team. Introduction In 2015, the United States freight trucking industry collected gross revenues of $726.4 billion. That accounted for approximately 82% of the total for […]

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#OpposingViewpoints: Do Economic Moats Happen By Accident?

Do economic moats occur naturally or by accident? I had never contemplated this question till Andy Rachleff graciously emailed me back after I sent him my presentation on economic moats seeking his comments about two weeks ago. Why did I email Andy? That’s a great question. In early 2010, when it started becoming clear that we […]

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Revisiting What I Know About Intangibles & Startups

  This is the third post in my series of blog posts on economic moats. I have already written about Network Effects and Switching Costs. The remaining three sources of an economic moat are Cost Advantages, Efficient Scale, and Intangibles.1 In writing this post I am trying to consolidate what I have learned about intangibles & […]

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