Watch Chris attempt to explain GoBlock and Takle in less than 60 seconds.
You are the leader of a growing company and you recognize that you need to improve your logistics capability.
You are finding that the landscape of people out there to "help" you are divided into large consulting firms wanting to charge you high fees, or project vendors trying to sell you equipment and software.
We see the same.
So, in 2022, we created Takle as a boutique (read: small, fast, and particular) client-first and vendor-neutral firm serving our clients' needs in logistics and warehousing projects.
We offer services to growing companies who do not have the experience or resources to match their desire to improve.
Our mission is to be your Advocate and to teach you how to implement logistics solutions while representing your best interests to integrators and vendors.
What about our name? GoBlock USA was formed in 2018 by three partners who wanted to explore blockchain technologies in supply chain (hence the name GoBlock). And, that is what we did, and still part of what do. You can see some of our blockchain work here.
Christopher (Chris) Davis is the Managing Principal of GoBlock. He is a logistics professional with 25 years of experience directing and building supply chain operations across a broad spectrum of operations – from e-commerce to custom manufacturing to retail replenishment.
Chris is recognized as a “Pro to Know” by Supply and Demand Chain Executive and obtained the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation. He has been quoted as an expert source in Supply Chain Management Review, MHI Solutions, Transport Topics, and other periodicals.
In Supply Chain Automation roles, he led the automation program featured on the cover of Modern Materials Handling, January 2019 (only 12 projects make it to the cover a year!)
In Operations Leadership roles, Chris has held executive responsibility for 37 warehouses in the USA and Canada, and he has directed the warehouse systems conversion from legacy in 70 plants across North America and EMEA.
In 2018, he co-founded GoBlock to begin exploring the possibilities of emerging technology in supply chain. And from 2019 to 2022 Chris built an implementation group from scratch at another fast growing automation engineering startup.
Chris lives in Kennesaw Georgia and is an appointed Board officer on the City of Kennesaw Development Authority. He also is on the Board of the Georgia Blockchain Coalition where he serves as the Leader of the Supply Chain Council.
In his personal time he enjoys hiking, camping, whitewater, a little running (he needs to do more of that), and studying American history.
There are two other Principals in GoBlock USA LLC who contribute behind the scenes and maintain their day jobs while Chris focuses on expanding GoBlock and Takle.
Our History has been Influenced by these Factors
We believe the future of commerce and industry will increasingly require an open information environment where currency, value, and trust can be traded with confidence between autonomous machines, and without human intervention.
In 2018, we were excited to form GoBlock and begin experimenting with the open information environment of blockchain technology. You can see some of our blockchain work here. We continue to be active in the blockchain community serving on the Georgia Blockchain Coalition and leading its Supply Chain Council.
*Yes, as predicted in the movie Terminator 3 almost 20 years ago. Watch the moment the machines take over.
Over the last two decades designing and implementing change, this gap has become obvious to us. Many firms say they are client-first and vendor-neutral, but not really. They are motivated to sell equipment from pre-determined suppliers, at high margin, and push their own software. Instead of an advocate, the client gets a firm more interested in “meeting equipment rate” rather than realizing the promised business case.
To answer that gap, in 2022 we created Takle to be an advocate for companies in their logistics and warehouse development. With our clients, we select and implement the solution that best meets their needs. We are implementers. And we look to expose our clients to emerging technologies like robotics, IoT, and blockchain while continuing to meet the business case requirements of today.
Transparency in business goes beyond honesty and integrity. It is a willingness to share the good and the bad (of course), and to expose the essential and impactful details standing "behind the curtain". We require this of ourselves, and we ask this of our clients, and it is a fundamental criterion of how we select vendors to work with us. We prioritize those vendors who want to create a genuine partnership over those that insist to work at arm's length.
This industry is expanding so fast with new players and new solutions each day. No person or company knows it all. We do not know it all. We do know how to proceed, and what questions to ask, and bring proven implementation methodologies to new technologies.
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