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?


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

During the last 2 years, 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 which is now joined by CMA CGM and MSC.

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.