The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. Keychain Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Spot Market Stays Strong: September DAT Freight Index. Teamsters Make History With First Ever Organizing Victory at FedEx Freight. economy boosts freight (Reuters). If you go back a decade ago, analysts like me urged companies to view logistics as a competitive weapon, but the advice fell mostly on deaf ears. Most companies viewed logistics as a cost center, with little strategic value; unfortunately, many companies still view logistics that way today.

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The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

With major companies taking the initiative to develop and encourage the growth of robotics in logistics and manufacturing industries, the possibilities for the future are endless. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Ultimately, the driving force behind the expansion of robotics in logistics and manufacturing processes is the consumer. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing. Future of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing.

SMB Shippers Find Stability With 3PLs During COVID-19

Freight Center

In some parts of the country, entire metropolitan areas, such as the San Francisco Bay area, are on virtual lockdown, as people have been instructed to “shelter in place.” For SMB shippers, Third Party Logistics providers ( 3PL s) like FreightCenter offer a lifeline of stability when it’s needed most. Freight Shipping Small Business

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters). is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business, aiming to establish itself as a freight hauler and a technology partner for the industry. “In freight … the golden standard is that it takes (the broker) five hours of phone calls to find your truck.

Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

Logistics startups are popping up everywhere. Logistics start-ups investments shot up from 0.1% We’ve rounded up the top 20 logistics technology innovations changing the way over $18 trillion dollars of goods are shipped annually. Here we go: Technology Innovations in Logistics. Uber-ification of logistics : Fine, we said it. On-demand logistics services from mobile devices are on the rise. Freight Insights General

Disrupting Logistics Ain’t Easy

Talking Logistics

But Uber never expanded beyond the initial three cities [New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago]…Uber also faced stiff competition in same-day deliveries from a variety of startups and larger rivals, including Deliv Inc. Uber is still moving forward with UberFreight , despite the recent departure of its lead executive Ron Lior , but after more than a year since launching, it hasn’t upended the freight brokerage industry yet. Defining Success in Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

— In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc. August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Furthermore, DSV will now be truly global within contract logistics and expand into road freight activities outside Europe. Do customers really want to put more (or all) of their logistics eggs in one service provider basket? For related commentary, see Is XPO Logistics Biting More Than It Can Chew? ).

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. In related news, the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon recently “tested package delivery by licensed cab in San Francisco and Los Angeles using taxi-hailing mobile app Flywheel.” UltraYMS integrates with the UltraShipTMS suite of cloud-based logistics tools and can also be engaged as standalone software for shippers using other TMS solutions.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference. MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. McLeod Software Unveils New Business Process Automation Solutions for Logistics Companies.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 10-14, 2017)

Talking Logistics

With many folks on vacation today for the holiday weekend, we’ll go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news without commentary. Marble and Yelp Eat24 start robot food delivery in San Francisco (TechCrunch). February 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Truckers Swift and Knight to Merge (WSJ – sub. req’d). Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil its electric semi truck in September (The Verge).

This Week in Logistics News (October 20-24, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The Postal Service wins approval to deliver groceries in San Francisco (Internet Retailer). August 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Note: Manhattan Associates and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 20-24, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I have a date with my first grader to play math games in her class this morning, so I’m short on time.

$1B Investment in Flexport – A Smart Bet or Case of Irrational Exuberance?

Talking Logistics

As reported by Forbes last week, “ Flexport , a software-focused freight forwarder [founded in 2013] that helps businesses transport their goods to their point of sale, announced a $1 billion funding round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund on Thursday, with existing investors Founders Fund, DST Global, Cherubic Ventures, Susa Ventures and SF Express all participating. The investment […] values the San Francisco-based company at $3.2

3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider

CH Robinson Transportfolio

3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider | C.H. But how well positioned is your global logistics provider to help you maximize your business opportunities? This answer will reveal key facts about the provider’s global logistics expertise in your key markets. What volume of freight do they handle? Finally, their ranking tells you whether they have high enough volumes in the major trade lanes where your freight moves to negotiate competitive rates for you.

Keep'n it cool; chocolate logistics

Logichain Solutions

Chocolate, enjoyed by so many around the world, presents significant logistics challenges for chocolate makers and logistics companies. With more and more consumers ordering chocolate online, logistics become an even bigger challenge. For sea freight, chocolate must be shipped in refrigerated containers, also called reefers. In sea freight there are only a few options and routes available to ship chocolate in less-than-container loads.

Keep'n it cool; chocolate logistics

Logichain Solutions

Chocolate, enjoyed by so many around the world, presents significant logistics challenges for chocolate makers and logistics companies. With more and more consumers ordering chocolate online, logistics become an even bigger challenge. For sea freight, chocolate must be shipped in refrigerated containers, also called reefers. In sea freight there are only a few options and routes available to ship chocolate in less-than-container loads.

Keep'n it cool; chocolate logistics

Logichain Solutions

Chocolate, enjoyed by so many around the world, presents significant logistics challenges for chocolate makers and logistics companies. With more and more consumers ordering chocolate online, logistics become an even bigger challenge. For sea freight, chocolate must be shipped in refrigerated containers, also called reefers. In sea freight there are only a few options and routes available to ship chocolate in less-than-container loads.

Keep'n it cool; chocolate logistics

Logichain Solutions

Chocolate, enjoyed by so many around the world, presents significant logistics challenges for chocolate makers and logistics companies. With more and more consumers ordering chocolate online, logistics become an even bigger challenge. For sea freight, chocolate must be shipped in refrigerated containers, also called reefers. In sea freight there are only a few options and routes available to ship chocolate in less-than-container loads.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. It is usually driven by the logistics and transportation functions. This work is typically periodic to accompany a freight bid or an end-to-end project. This will be followed by work with a high-tech client in San Francisco on the evolution of supply chain technologies and then speak at a client session on Monday on the Supply Chains to Admire work in Phoenix, AZ.

BluJay and Uber Freight Partner to Optimize Global Shipping

BluJay Solutions

HOLLAND, MI, and CHICAGO – April 23, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, and Uber Freight today announced a partnership furthering their shared commitment to help businesses build resilient global supply chains, with cutting-edge freight technology. Together with BluJay, we’re making our tech-forward approach to freight available to more businesses looking for increased foresight and control of their operations.”. “At

This Week in Logistics News (September 2-5, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Mail Delivers Amazon Groceries in San Francisco (WSJ – sub. Radiant Logistics Acquires Trans-NET, Inc. Postal Service, already partners in Sunday deliveries, have launched a [two-month] trial to shuttle insulated containers of meat, dairy, produce and other groceries to San Francisco customers’ doorsteps. . Why is global demand for freight audit and payment growing?

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Self-Service Logistics. Content Summary: The Era of Do-It-Yourself Logistics.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

number of flights, road congestion, distance to ocean ports); and in the presence of top 100 logistics IT providers. Content Summary: Chicago ranks number 1 among the seven metro areas in projected supply chain management and technology employment growth; in net job creation for supply chain-related industries; in freight flow; and in inventory holding. San Francisco Bay area. San Francisco Bay area.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes. The idea of tubes whisking freight across the land at near-supersonic speeds smacks of an old-school image of the future. But we’re interested in what Supply Chain and Logistics pros in our network have to say.

The Growing Expectations of Last Mile Delivery!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What are the Top 7 Trends in Last Mile Logistics? In logistics, last mile delivery is defined as being the movement of goods from a transportation hub to the final delivery destination. Other options include third-party logistics companies, or 3PLs, who employ and/or subcontract their own fleets to fulfill orders for businesses. Another Uber offering, Uber Freight, is still chugging along, but has faced similar problems that other logistics startups like Shyp have.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

This “invisible” part of Walmart’s business is a logistical and supply chain management and the practices they employ should give supply chain managers pause to take a bit out of their day and inspect what Walmart is doing in order to mimic into the supply chain manager’s own practice. Disclaimer: This research has been done on behalf of the University of San Francisco Online.

This Week in Logistics News (November 26-30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the supply chain and logistics realm, with lots of news related to global trade and technology. XPO Logistics Announces Consumer-Friendly Last Mile Tracking of Heavy Goods through Google Search.

Increase Your RFP Win Rate by Fixing the Bid and Tender Process with John Golob

The Logistics of Logistics

We are based in San Francisco. Winmore is bid and tender collaboration software for freight forwarders and brokers, providing visibility, efficiency, and process automation that helps our LSP customers lower costs and win more of the right bids. [01:26] They were concerned about industries such as logistics having a hard time using out-of-the-box CRMs. About 60% of revenue for logistics companies comes through the RFP process. [07:20]

Losing the LTL battle? Use Big Data to Even the Playing Field

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With baseball season wrapped up and the San Francisco Giants claiming the top prize, the other organizations that went home early are already working on their short- and long-term strategies that will enable them to win. And what if you’re not a professional baseball team, but a shipper looking to reduce your freight spend and still grow your business? Freight Services Over the Road Supply Chain Supply Chain Consulting LTL Transportation Savings

All Eyes Remain Focused on the Last Mile

Enterra Insights

The last mile of most traditional logistics’ journeys ended at a retail store. Kraus, Chairman and CEO of EXPAK Logistics, explains, “One of the businesses that technology has been slowly pushing itself into is the last mile delivery business. In logistics, last mile delivery is defined as being the movement of goods from a transportation hub to the final delivery destination. All of these innovations are making last mile logistics much more complicated.

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

These smart operators include: John Deere: The agricultural vehicle manufacturer says it expects to spend $40 million (USD) on expedited freight to ensure there is no disruption in supply. Let’s look at some examples: Michelin-guide restaurant The Morris in San Francisco, offers kerbside pickups of its entire fine dining menu, including charcuterie and its signature dish, smoked duck.

The 2016 Techgistics Year in Review

Techgistics

2016 was an incredible year for tech in logistics as companies both large and small are working on some transformative technologies not just for logistics, but for society as a whole. Ford announced plans for self-driving cars, Uber launched trials in Pittsburgh and San Francisco , acquired self-driving truck startup OTTO , Google spun off their self-driving car group into Waymo , and Elon Musk wrote his Master Plan Part Deux on self-driving cars.

“Infrastructure Deficit” Getting Worse

Supply Chain @ MIT

Speaking in MIT’s Wong Auditorium, Foxx was interviewed by Yossi Sheffi, Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering at MIT. New technology is a key part of the work, and Foxx noted specific areas of interest including freight hubs, high-speed rail links, air safety systems, and technology that automates vehicle operation.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

This applies to road transportation as well as sea and air freight. Rene Jacquat is the founder of LogiChain Solutions, based in San Francisco, United States. His experience includes operations, supply chain management and logistics in the consumer goods industry. Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain?

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

This applies to road transportation as well as sea and air freight. About the Author Rene Jacquat is the founder of LogiChain Solutions, based in San Francisco, United States. His experience includes operations, supply chain management and logistics in the consumer goods industry. Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain?