Making Waves (Part 2): Last Mile Delivery Transportation Innovators5 Innovative Tech Companies Changing Supply Chain Logistics
Here are a few more companies that are making waves in the supply chain and logistics industry. Each company was started to solve particular challenges, from helping companies comply with a new FMCSA ELD regulation to helping consumers who need to be able to schedule home deliveries and returns pickups.
Using innovative strategies and recent technology, each company helps to facilitate growth in the supply chain and logistics industry.
With the tremendous growth of online shopping and e-commerce, combined with the increase in manufacturing and production across the globe, many smaller manufacturers, retailers and other supply chain businesses have found it challenging to operate profitably and are turning to technology for help. Companies on this edition’s list are providing key functionality that enables increased information visibility, data for reports and analysis and enablement of cost savings.
In this edition, we provide brief summaries of the following companies:
Transportation and Logistics
Shippers of varying sizes from a wide variety of industries including retail, manufacturing food and beverage and more benefit from having access to a network of 17,000 carriers with 24/7/365 support.
The digital platform provided by Transfix is readily available and reduces the time it takes to book and trace freight shipments. Cost savings are often realized due to the lower margin as compared with that of booking through traditional transportation brokers.
As is the case in other industries, using logistics industry data can provide perspective into issues that can help reduce costs. Shippers can also take advantage of the available data to gain valuable insight into issues such as warehouse efficiency and carrier performance.
Today, more than ever before, companies are doing business globally. This can present enormous challenges, in terms of complexity, visibility
A digital supply chain network, Elementum empowers companies to manage their global supply chains in real time. The Elementum cloud platform helps to expedite communications and provides tools to enable supply chain businesses to gain insight, be proactive and act collaboratively with other supply chain logistics partners.
With supply chain analytics tools that provide both a high level and drill down detail, Elementum facilitates operations across the global supply chain network.
By providing “connected intelligence”, millions of suppliers, logistics hubs, manufacturing facilities and other operations can have access to a seamless flow of
Using over 30 million data sources, Elementum helps supply chain businesses unravel puzzling patterns, aid in supply chain planning and help improve decision making.
Enter Shippo, a company that specializes in providing shipping management advantages for online retailers and other users. Shippo simplifies these processes by providing users and software developers with its multi-carrier shipping API and dashboard to empower businesses to ship at scale or to use their own accounts with pre-negotiated rates.
Users can connect with popular platforms such as Shopify via a web dashboard or easily upload a CSV file
Pre-payments or deposits are not required and Shippo can provide commercial rates for USPS and DHL Express as soon as new clients sign up for their service.
Last Mile Delivery/Last Mile Logistics
One hour delivery windows are offered during shopping cart check out and personalized, branded text notifications are sent to keep customers alerted to the status of their delivery. Deliveries can be tracked while in progress and updates are provided in real time.
Industry studies reveal that 53% of American customers are more likely to make a purchase online if same day delivery is provided. Using Doorman enables brick and mortar retailers to have access to consumers who want
As an added bonus, Doorman accepts extra-large packages but charges an additional fee that is based upon the size of the parcel.
Doorman offers both personal plans, a delivery and returns