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|

BGSA Supply Chain Conference 2020: Interview with Ben Gordon, in Logistics Management

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor, Logistics Management · January 23, 2020 Full Link Here This week, the 14th annual BG Strategic Advisors annual conference, BGSA Supply Chain Conference 2020, kicked off at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla. This event positions itself as the “only CEO-level event focused on all segments of the supply [...]

By |2020-01-30T02:49:27+00:00January 29th, 2020|

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|