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 Beer Game

Why is Crown Holdings, Inc. running out of cans? Supply chain students are familiar with the "beer game." It's an academic exercise that shows how a small increase in demand at the end-consumer level can drive larger ripples through the entire supply chain. We are witnessing a real-life "beer game" today, as demand shifts from kegs to [...]

By |2020-08-28T02:04:09+00:00August 27th, 2020|

Will Mexico Win the US-China Trade War?

In 1992, Paul Tsongas said, "The Cold War is over. Japan won!" Sometimes a surprising third party emerges as the winner in a two-party battle. Will the US-China trade war cause both the US and China to invest more aggressively in Mexico? As FreightWaves reported, Mexico announced three Chinese companies, Holley Technology, Kuka Home and [...]

By |2020-08-28T02:07:19+00:00August 6th, 2020|

Cambridge Capital Invests in Liftit

Congratulations to Liftit on closing its latest round! Cambridge Capital is pleased to support them. Liftit is building a technology platform to automate last-mile truck deliveries in Latin America. We liked their entrepreneurial drive, traction with customers, and leadership in Latin America. Please see their press release and the TechCrunch article for more on Liftit. [...]

By |2020-08-28T02:10:55+00:00July 9th, 2020|

How will the Coronavirus Change Logistics Technology?

Will the coronavirus cause logistics technology to grow faster? That is exactly what we are seeing. The COVID-19 challenge is encouraging companies to accelerate their adoption of new technologies that boost productivity. Beneficiaries include robotics, drones, transportation management systems (TMS), robotics process automation (RPA), and more. In turn, venture capital and private equity firms are [...]

By |2020-05-11T15:48:14+00:00May 11th, 2020|

Social Distancing and Logistics

The new buzzword in coronavirus containment is "social distancing." What is it, and what does it mean for logistics? China has popularized application of "social distancing" in a bid to control the runaway Covid-19 coronavirus. After a slow start, China has moved aggressively in Wuhan and elsewhere. Key measures have included closing schools, quarantining entire [...]

By |2020-03-10T17:44:29+00:00March 13th, 2020|

Ben Gordon, BGSA Conference CEOs Optimistic about 2020

View Full Article Here - FreightWaves The majority of transportation and logistics executives expect their businesses to grow by more than 10% in 2020 and say they are “very likely” to consider a merger, acquisition, investment or other transaction in 2020, according to survey data gathered at BGSA’s annual conference. Last week at The Breakers in [...]

By |2020-02-05T05:18:21+00:00February 2nd, 2020|

Supply Chain experts comment on Amazon at the BGSA Conference

Specter of Amazon Looms over logistics business View Full Article Here - Palm Beach Daily News By John Nelander Special to the Daily News The rapid growth of Amazon’s delivery business model was a hot topic among concerned logistics and transportation executives at the BG Strategic Advisors Supply Chain Conference this week at The Breakers. [...]

By |2020-02-01T20:07:13+00:00February 1st, 2020|

Ben Gordon: Supply Chain Execs Optimistic About Growth, Ready For M&A

View Full Article Here - Yahoo Finance The majority of transportation and logistics executives expect their businesses to grow by more than 10% in 2020 and say they are "very likely" to consider a merger, acquisition, investment or other transaction in 2020, according to survey data gathered at BGSA's annual conference. Last week at The Breakers [...]

By |2020-02-01T19:51:36+00:00February 1st, 2020|

Supply Chain Experts Take on Amazon: Benjamin Gordon in Palm Beach Post

Executives pondered options this week during the BG Strategic Advisors Supply Chain Conference at the Breakers in Palm Beach. Full Link Here The rapid growth of Amazon’s delivery business model was a hot topic among concerned logistics and transportation executives at the BG Strategic Advisors Supply Chain Conference at the Breakers this week. The issue [...]

By |2020-01-30T02:50:35+00:00January 29th, 2020|