Logistics Startup of the Month: Open Motors

Logistics Startup of the Month: Open Motors

Logistics Startup of the Month: Open Motors

Every month we select one logistics startup which represents a positive example of innovation in logistics and mobility and has the potential to alter the way the industry operates. This month, Transmetrics selected Open Motors, the developer of open, modular, electric vehicle platform, as the August “Logistics Startup of the Month” for its impressive contribution to the development of mobility and logistics. In order to learn more about the company and what they do, we talked with them about their business, the industry and the future of mobility and logistics.

Interview with Ferry Heilemann, CEO and Co-Founder of FreightHub

Interview with Ferry Heilemann, CEO and Co-Founder of FreightHub

Interview with Ferry Heilemann, CEO and Co-Founder of FreightHub

The logistics startup scene has never been so robust and forward-looking as it is at the moment. These companies are bringing the fresh innovative spirit to the industry and solving the most complex problems by using the latest technology. A prominent example of such startup is FreightHub, a company based in Berlin and Hamburg and one of the first digital freight forwarders. They provide improved transparency and efficiency by introducing digitization to an industry, dominated by lacking customer service and analog structures.

This time, we had a chance to talk with Ferry Heilemann, FreightHub CEO and Co-Founder. After selling his first tech startup DailyDeal to Google in 2011, Mr. Heilemann and his co-founders have decided to digitize the global freight forwarding industry in 2016. In the following conversation with Transmetrics, he shares the insights about the challenges of logistics startups as well as the opportunities to disrupt the industry.

Blockchain Front-Runners in Logistics and Supply Chain

Blockchain Front-Runners in Logistics and Supply Chain

Blockchain Front-Runners in Logistics and Supply Chain

It was only a matter of time until blockchain hit the logistics mainstream. The technology’s ability to record transactions between parties permanently and securely has a multitude of uses in logistics which are only now starting to be realized. But blockchain is being realized and in a major way by some of the world’s largest companies including Maersk, Microsoft, Alibaba, and Amazon. That’s a lot of money getting in on the blockchain action, and why wouldn’t they? The World Economic Forum estimates the integration of blockchain reduces the supply chain barriers to trade, giving businesses the potential to increase sales by almost 15 percent and increase the global gross domestic product (GDP) by 5 percent.

Logistics Startup of the Month: MOST

Logistics Startup of the Month: MOST

Logistics Startup of the Month: MOST

Every month we select one logistics startup which represents a positive example of innovation in logistics and has the potential to alter the way the industry operates. This month, Transmetrics selected MOST, the provider of monitoring solutions for the transportation of goods, as the July “Logistics Startup of the Month” for its outstanding vision of the mobile and sensory technology for the logistics. In order to learn more about the company and what they do, we had a talk with Matilda Bouchet, COO of MOST, where she shared some valuable insights about their business and the industry.

Top 5 Technology and Innovation Trends Revolutionizing Trucking Now

Top 5 Technology and Innovation Trends Revolutionizing Trucking Now

Top 5 Technology and Innovation Trends Revolutionizing Trucking Now

Autonomous and electric vehicles, platooning, big data, integrated tech: trucking is sure not what it used to be. Smart solutions have inherently changed the way goods are transported around the world with analytics creating a more efficient supply chain – and the industry knows it. According to Supply Chain Management World research, 64 percent of executives think that big data and the insights it brings will have a disrupting power that can pivot the industry forever.

Logistics Startup of the Month: Fizyr

Logistics Startup of the Month: Fizyr

Logistics Startup of the Month: Fizyr

Every month we select one logistics startup which represents a positive example of innovation in logistics and has the potential to alter the way the industry operates. This month, Transmetrics selected Fizyr, the developer of deep learning for vision-guided robotics, as the June “Logistics Startup of the Month” for its exceptional approach to the advancement of robotics technologies. In order to learn more about the company and what they do, we interviewed Herbert ten Have, CEO of Fizyr, and asked him several questions about the company and the industry.

What Blocks the Full Potential of Blockchain for Logistics and Supply Chain?

What Blocks the Full Potential of Blockchain for Logistics and Supply Chain?

What Blocks the Full Potential of Blockchain for Logistics and Supply Chain?

“Blockchain” – one of the most popular buzzwords in logistics and supply chain industries these days.

During the first half of the year, we have seen UPS, BNSF Railway, GE and others joining the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), which is putting efforts to develop the industry standards for blockchain. Meanwhile, IBM partnered with Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, to establish their own blockchain joint venture.

But unfortunately, the progress is not as rapid as it seems. The logistics giants are testing the technology by backing closed, permission-based blockchain initiatives, which are bound to limit their effectiveness in the long-term.