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Serial Entrepreneur and Innovative Logistics Problem Solver: Bernard Parks with TommyRun
Episode 73428th September 2021 • Supply Chain Now • Supply Chain Now
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There are an untold number of unsolved problems waiting for someone to notice them and develop a solution. But for the entrepreneur and the team that supports them, designing the solution is just the beginning of the journey. In order to achieve lasting success, they need to continue innovating, achieve scale, and protect the unique components of their business model from competitor encroachment.

Bernard Parks is the CEO and co-founder of Tommy Run, an on-demand and delivery platform for building and construction materials. They will support any project type, but their core customers are pros: builders and contractors. In addition to the convenience of delivery, Tommy Run solves the problem of inventory storage on job sites – especially job sites that lack secure storage.

In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Bernard joins co-hosts Scott Luton and Tandreia Bellamy, to share his entrepreneurial story:

• Why logistics is an important part of EVERY business model because “everything has to touch a truck”

• Once a business accepts that they cannot succeed without effective logistics, they must recognize drivers as a critical part of their business ecosystem

• The importance of being able to determine which things are ‘fires’ that need to be addressed immediately from the things that are just noise – in business and in life

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