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|

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|