The 120+ tech companies and investors redefining the supply chain and logistics industry from freight to last-mile delivery to warehouse robotics.
Supply chain and logistics technology companies have been receiving a record amount of funding recently. We constructed a periodic table to highlight the companies attacking the space with technology-driven solutions.
The table is meant to serve as a guide to navigate important companies in the space. The 127 companies in the table were chosen based on CB Insights data and analytics regarding total funding raised, recency of funding, quality of investors, and strength of Mosaic score, CB Insights’ predictive algorithm for measuring the health of companies using financial and nonfinancial signals. Also included are the most active investors and the top exits since 2012.
We define the supply chain & logistics category broadly to include companies that use software to improve efficiency across the supply chain and logistics ecosystems. However, we exclude on-demand delivery companies restricted to specific verticals (e.g., we do not include those companies focused exclusively on restaurant or grocery delivery, or consumer moving companies).
Below is the full periodic table of supply chain and logistics companies.
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Navigating the Periodic Table of Supply Chain and Logistics
The table’s top section lists notable supply chain and logistics private companies, while the bottom two rows highlight top investors and largest exits by valuation. We broke down the list of supply chain and logistics technology companies into several subcategories set forth below:
- E-Commerce Logistics: Companies offering logistics and shipping solutions to small, medium, and enterprise-level e-commerce businesses. This category includes large Chinese companies like Cainiao and Best Logistics Technologies.
- Sensors / Asset Tagging: Companies developing chips, sensors, and RFID technology. This category includes sensor makers like Alien Technology.
- Freight & Supply Chain Visibility: Companies providing platform services for freight-forwarding and solutions to track and monitor a company’s physical shipments and supply chain. This category includes companies like Flexport as well as platform tracking companies like C3 IoT.
- Last-Mile Delivery: Companies offering solutions for physical transport and delivery of goods to customers in the “last-mile” of delivery, aka the end of the supply chain. This category includes fleet-based companies like Go-Jek, Postmates, and New Dada.
- Enterprise Resource Planning: Companies offering visibility into sourcing, procurement, production, and resource allocation. This includes companies like Infor, which recently received $2.5B in financing.
- Inventory Management: Companies offering inventory management solutions. This category includes companies like TradeGecko and Ecomdash.
- Trucking: Companies offering platform services connecting shippers and truckers, as well as trucking logistics, trucker driving-safety and fuel efficiency solutions. This category includes market-leading firms in freight and trucking like Convoy.
- Warehousing: Companies improving warehouse efficiency. This category includes robotics companies like Seegrid, GreyOrange Robotics, and 6 River Systems.
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