Contxto – There’s a new Latin American logistics startup entering the Mexican market by the name of Quick. Originally from Colombia, the company aspires to “organize your world” with its logistics and supply chain solutions.
According to a press release, Quick recently established new offices in Mexico City’s Polanco neighborhood. Behind the Mexican expansion was the motivation to take advantage of being geographically closer to strategic partners. Cultural components also played an important role.
“We opened a new office in Polanco because the country’s proximity to the United States presents an ideal opportunity for expansion in the logistics and supply chain industry,” said CEO and co-founder Julián Caviedes. “Furthermore, Mexico and Colombia are culturally similar in some ways.”
Streamlining – the magic word
Within Quick’s end-to-end logistics platform are tools capable of managing cargo, warehouse, distribution, delivery, as well as global freight forwarding operations. For companies, the main advantage here is condensing numerous intricate processes over one platform.
As a result, this service eliminates confusion, hassle, not to mention extra expenditures when it comes to paying several suppliers. Consumers benefit from this efficiency as well. All in all, the digital platform allows clients to carry out logistics operations in a fast and efficient manner.
Other benefits range from optimized delivery routes to georeferencing, making it easy to locate addresses for delivery. This way, customers can depend on Quick for sending or receiving merchandise via air, sea or land.
Outside of Colombia, Quick is available in Brazil, Chile and Mexico in a total of 78 cities. Clients have included Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Nutresa, Nestlé, and L’Oréal. Those 4,500 people who work for Quick are also known as “Quickers” that run daily operations as the supply force.
Although logistics and supply chain management have yet to undergo the digital transformation, Caviedes implies that things are progressing. Whether or not the industry embraces new disruptive technology is another matter.
“Quick is off to a good start,” said Caviedes. “Within a short period of time, we now have warehouses and a fleet of vehicles and motorcycles for delivery in the city of Mexico.”