From our CEO: Why we started Flowspace

Ben Eachus
1 min read
July 20, 2017

Before Flowspace, I ran a distribution center at a fast-growing ecommerce company and we had 500 pallets of product set to arrive in a few days. The only problem was that I had absolutely no place to store them. I looked at our storage utilization report from our WMS, which read “110%” and thought to myself, “How is that even possible?”

I was stressed.  I looked online for available space in the area; no source exists. I called commercial brokers in the area looking for short-term warehouse storage and they told me I should walk around the neighborhood and ask around to see who had space.  I thought to myself, “Yes, let me add driving to random warehouses to my list after the receiving kaizen project, WMS testing, and staffing models I’m working on.”  

Being an operations manager is stressful enough; finding warehouse space shouldn’t be.  

When I complained to my wife about the problem, she listened patiently and asked, “Well, what are you going to do about it?”

Flowspace is our answer to that question.  This is more than a business for us. It’s a mission to make the jobs of the hard-working people in supply chain and operations easier.

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Ben Eachus

Ben Eachus is co-founder and CEO of Flowspace, the software powering ecommerce fulfillment for brands. Ben was an early employee at The Honest Company, where he led supply chain operations and scaled the company’s distribution and fulfillment network during a period of rapid growth before its IPO. He previously managed fulfillment operations at McMaster Carr, a leading industrial supply distributor specializing in same-day delivery. Ben earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his MBA from UCLA Anderson. He is a native of New Jersey and currently lives in Southern California with his family.

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