Profiles by Chain.io Episode 6 - Graham Parker of Kontainers

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Graham Parker, Co-Founder and CEO of Kontainers, joins Brian Glick, CEO of Chain.io to discuss the difference between supply chain logistics systems in the US and UK, his inspiration for founding Kontainers, and his learning moments over the last five years.

Our guest this week is Graham Parker, Co-Founder and CEO at award winning platform Kontainers.

Listen in as Brian and Graham discuss:
  • The differences between supply chain logistics systems in the US and the UK
  • How a lot of people who get into the supply chain industry begin with dreams of global trade and currencies and maybe they picture something from a movie, but when they actually start the first day and see the pile of paperwork some of them don’t make it to lunch time. So — what was it about the logistics industry that made Graham stay?
  • Who influenced Graham in his career
  • What inspired Graham to create something new in the world of supply chain logistics
  • Everything takes longer than you think (what Graham knows now that he wish he’d known when he started in supply chain logistics)
  • The importance of setting appropriate expectations up front
  • Whether venture capital investors are patient enough to support logistics projects that don’t yield return for several years
  • Learning moments and challenges over the last 5 years
    • Managing expectations allowed them to not grow too fast so that now they are in charge of the destiny of their business
    • It’s easy to over-raise capital too early
  • The importance of having senior management that understands the tech space as well as the freight space
  • Whether or not a few mega-companies could corner the market in the freight industry like Amazon has done, or if there is room for several companies in the space
  • The trajectory the freight and logistics industry should be taking in order to survive in the future

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By Chain.io News
written on July 4, 2019

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