About Benjamin Gordon

Benjamin Gordon is the CEO of Cambridge Capital, an investor in transportation, logistics, and supply chain technology companies. He has founded four companies in supply chain and related fields. For more information, please visit https://benjamingordon.me/about/.

The Cold Chain Heats Up

Cold chain logistics is on fire. In the last year, we have seen a string of deals in temperature-controlled supply chain services. Buyers and investors have funded aggressive initiatives in this market, in the US and around the world. On the technology side, Cold Chain Technologies sold to Aurora Capital. The deal marked a milestone [...]

By |2020-01-10T12:13:00+00:00January 10th, 2020|

Three Waves of Change in Logistics: Railroads, Ships and Amazon

Welcome to chapter three of my five-part series on the history and future of supply chain innovation! Today we focus on three waves of innovation over the last three centuries. How did we get from the steam engine to the container ship today? https://youtu.be/S7aIg3MrLHc     Chapter One: The Railroad In my view, it all [...]

By |2019-12-31T07:26:16+00:00December 31st, 2019|

How Amazon Disrupted Logistics

Amazon has disrupted logistics. As a result, the supply chain sector looks radically different today. This video interview explains why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR5EcfMvghg&feature=youtu.be Robotics is a case in point. In 2012, Amazon bought a warehouse robotics company, Kiva, for $775 million, marking the 2nd-most-expensive acquisition in its history to date. This month, Shopify acquired 6 River Systems [...]

By |2019-12-27T11:59:47+00:00December 27th, 2019|

Future of Logistics: What Comes Next?

The world of logistics is changing quickly. What does the future hold? At Cambridge Capital, we see eight key themes as particularly important. They include Last-mile: how does freight get from your website purchase to your home? Globalization: how do companies navigate cross-border regulations and conduct trade? Consolidation: in the fragmented world of the supply chain, how do the [...]

By |2019-12-25T05:47:27+00:00December 25th, 2019|

How to Raise Money for Your Company

This is one of the questions I get asked the most frequently. It’s very simple, yet incredibly important. If you can attract A-list investors to your venture, you may be on your way to building the next unicorn. If you can’t, then you may be at risk of hitting a wall. Why do I get [...]

By |2019-12-23T11:43:46+00:00December 23rd, 2019|

Why Cold Chain is Hot

Cold-storage warehousing has become a hot sector. In the past year, we have seen a flood of capital pouring into temperature-controlled logistics facilities. Investors and buyers have rushed into the sector, eager to snap up the facilities that support the food supply chain. Industry leaders Lineage Logistics and Americold in particular have been on a [...]

By |2019-12-20T20:50:00+00:00December 20th, 2019|

Introducing Supply Chains

  “Amateurs talk strategy. Professionals talk logistics.” The last American 5-star General, Omar N. Bradley, is said to have made this declaration after leading the Allies to victory in World War II. Since then, logistics has become more important than ever. In the military, successful logistics has proven the difference between winning and losing. Hitler’s [...]

By |2019-12-19T10:43:42+00:00December 19th, 2019|

Food Fight: How Whole Foods Made Amazon Logistics

It’s been two years since Amazon bought Whole Foods. At the time, analysts touted the deal as an Amazon initiative to dominate food retail. But is that what really happened? Looking back and looking forward, what can we learn about Amazon’s goals and strategy? In short — it’s all about logistics. First of all, it’s important to [...]

By |2019-12-25T05:26:03+00:00November 4th, 2019|

OKRs: What They Are and Why They Matter

"What gets measured gets managed." Peter Drucker wrote these words in 1954, in his classic book, "The Practice of Management." Are these words still relevant today? Particularly at a time when the Internet has compressed the pace of change, are old management ideas still applicable? In my opinion, the answer is yes. But don't just [...]

By |2019-12-17T08:51:34+00:00October 23rd, 2019|