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/.

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 |2020-02-05T05:16:28+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 |2020-02-05T05:15:03+00:00October 23rd, 2019|

The Battle to Digitize Truck Brokerage: Who Will Win?

Digital freight brokers are challenging the incumbents. Will the winner be a startup like Convoy, Transfix, or Uber Freight? Or a giant like XPO, CH Robinson, or Echo? The Opportunity The upside is enormous. Trucking is a $734 billion market. Truckload and less-than-truckload revenue constitutes close to $400 billion. If 20% of that market is [...]

By |2020-02-05T05:13:09+00:00October 18th, 2019|

Thoughts on Supply Chain Technology and Logistics: How Corporate Giants are Holding off Disrupters

Cambridge Capital in Fortune Magazine The pace of change in transportation and logistics has never been faster! We are witnessing a flurry of activity: driverless trucks, e-commerce marketplaces, machine-to-machine platooning, and more. How can transportation and logistics firms keep up? One option is to invest in the disruptors. At Cambridge Capital here in sunny Palm [...]

By |2020-02-05T04:59:50+00:00June 15th, 2017|