The article was initially published by Katy Smith in Columbus Business First.
Bob Parsons, partner, Dismas Distribution Services
How did you get into this industry? I had a relationship with the previous president of Dismas Distribution Services and recognized the importance of quality value-added third-party logistics services in Central Ohio. With so many retail and apparel powerhouses in this area, I am continually fueled by the growth and change in this industry.
What’s the biggest change you see for this industry over the next five years? E-commerce is changing the way we do business. As consumers continue to demand instantaneous and more accessible shopping experiences, our retail and apparel clients at Dismas are being pushed to move product more quickly than ever before.
What’s the industry’s greatest challenge? In Central Ohio, our industry’s greatest challenge is supporting this region as one of the nation’s most prominent retail logistics hubs. Right now, that means focusing on cutting-edge technology and speed-to-market to accommodate rapidly changing customer needs and demands.
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