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Start-Ups Creating the Next-Gen Supply Chains

Start-Ups Creating the Next-Gen Supply Chains

Jan. 27, 2021
These companies leverage AI, Machine Learning, computer vision, systems robotics and autonomy software to provide accelerated solutions for the supply chain.

In the supply, chain demand has increased materially for solutions that best address visibility, connectivity, flexibility, safety and savings. The varied applications that constitute supply chain technologies range from sourcing to operations, fulfillment, transport and services.

ABI, a global tech market advisory firm, has identified ten hot tech innovators and disruptors in supply chain technologies leading these timely and results-driven solutions.

“Companies that stand out for their innovation in technology and business strategy include Samsara’s rapid feature releases and Platform Science’s developer-focused mobile device management," says Susan Beardslee, Principal Analyst, Freight Transportation and Logistics said in a release.

"Automation has increased exponentially through Nuro’s fully autonomous pods. Jupiter’s automated grocery baskets, Ocado’s software and robotics platform, Brain Corp’s autonomous navigation solutions and Attabotics 3D inventory management.  Other notable disruptors include Getir’s “ultrafast” deliveries through smart mapping, Optoro’s centralized and configurable reverse logistics and FarEye’s predictive logistics,” Beardslee added.

These companies leverage AI, Machine Learning, computer vision, systems robotics and proprietary autonomy software to provide accelerated solutions for a supply chain struggling with uncertainty, scarcity and complexity. Their transformative ideas have drawn an estimated $3.25 billion in funding and a market value of  $39.1 billion, with Nuro alone raising another $500 million in its recent Series C round.    

“Going forward, there are multiple options for expansion including private equity, strategic partnerships, acquisitions, and merging with special purpose, acquisition companies (SPAC’s) to fast forward an IPO,” Beardslee concludes.

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