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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Transportation: A Window into the Economy

CNBC Interview on Transportation, Logistics, and the Economy with BGSA's Ben Gordon CNBC's Sue Herera and I discussed the state of transportation and logistics, and the implications for the broader economy. Now more than ever, great companies in the supply chain sector need the ability to adapt. In the interview, we talk about cycling, consolidation [...]

By |2020-02-05T05:11:40+00:00May 20th, 2017|

M&A in Logistics: an Interview

New Deals in Logistics with BGSA's Ben Gordon Dustin Matteson asked me to do an interview with him on M&A and the future of logistics. Dustin specializes in the supply chain, and this was a good opportunity to explore the big issues in our sector, so I was happy to do so. Winners with the [...]

By |2020-02-05T05:09:54+00:00May 14th, 2017|