Benjamin Gordon founded Cambridge Capital, a private equity firm in West Palm Beach, to invest in transportation, logistics, and supply chain technology.

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|

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|

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 |2019-12-17T08:51:34+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 |2019-12-17T08:51:34+00:00June 15th, 2017|