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Hello!

First, I'd like to apologize in advance if this is the incorrect subreddit for this post. I'll gladly remove and post in the proper place if so.

A brief history of myself, I'm a Supply Chain Manager with 7+ years of experience in traditional brick-and-mortar marketplaces as well as digital (Shopify, Amazon). In the last 2 years, I have been managing the Supply Chain for an Amazon Leader Brand grossing $800k+ in monthly revenue (scaled considerably since my start, when it was under $450k). During the course of managing this brand's supply chain in the last 2 years, I have sustained a 99.65% in-stock rate on Amazon, even during the Production and Logistical challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and till this day.

During my time with this company, I noticed an emerging niche in E-Commerce (It might have always been there, but I became aware of it in the last 2 years). My observation has been new brands/companies/startups' main focal point at the beginning is very much product-oriented, ie "winning products", and many other Supply Chain related concepts are overlooked at the start and then later shoehorned into the business.

I have an idea for an SCM Consulting Business focusing on new emerging E-commerce brands/companies/startups' to aid and help them develop Supply Chain processes that fit into their business models. My target demographic would be small and newer brands, as I'm not experienced enough yet to go after big companies, and they have these processes ironed and out-sourced to major agencies or hired full-time employees.

My question to you is, from the perspective of an E-Commerce business, would you find value in a service such as this when your business was in its infancy? Or, is it more optimal to go through an agency that can cover all bases like a one-stop-shop where they may not go as in-depth on every topic but can help with Marketing, Listings, Inventory, Logistics, Distribution, Integrations, etc all in one place as opposed to going through someone that can only specifically aid you with SCM in specific markets (Shopify & FBA)?

If you made it this far, thank you for taking the time to read this. Any input is extremely appreciated.

Thanks!

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