CIO Review >> Magazine >> December  2013  Logistics Technology Special issue

Logistics is simply an unavoidable phase in a supply chain. As industries pass through steep and slump in demand and supply, the direct impact of it is seen on logistics companies and in their deployment strategies. Traditional methodologies to analyze and track inventories have by far been scrapped by most 'transporters' and latest technologies such as GPS (Global Positioning System) and Cloud have been integrated to their system, making the eco-system healthier and competitive.

Of late, operational functionalities of logistics have expanded to various verticals including integrated planning, control, realization, and monitoring of all internal and network-wide material, part, and product flow which has poised to be a challengeable opportunity to most vendors. Hence, most logistics providers are redesigning their supply channels by incorporating latest technological trends like monitoring and providing shipping data in seconds through cloud integration.

As businesses grow and expand, their requirement for enhanced supply chains has also dramatically increased and some companies have excelled in delivering these services. In the last few months, we have looked at hundreds of logistics providers and shortlisted the ones that are at the forefront of tackling the challenges of supply chain faced by manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.

In our selection we looked at the vendor's capability to fulfill the needs of manufacturers through supply chains that support core business processes of any industry. Also, we evaluated the vendors support through the integration of latest technologies into their system.

Today, we present to you CIOReview's 20 Most Promising Logistics Technology Solution and Consulting Providers of 2013.

20 Most Promising Logistics Technology Solution Providers of 2013
Company Management Description
Kirkland, WA
Yury Larichev
Empowering SMBs stay competitive with Cloud ERP software suite
Schaumburg, IL
Bob Fischer
Founder& CEO
Providing flexible logistics management solutions to streamline shipping operations
Worthington, OH
Michael P Dolan
President & CEO
Unlocking logistics with a best in class cloud-based Transportation Management Solution uniting shipping communities around the globe.
Lenexa, KS
Matt Motsick
Providing freight rate technology solutions for both freight forwarders and multi-national companies worldwide
Eagan, MN
Steve Ludvigson
Co-Founder & President
Helping clients yield hard & soft cost savings through freight management services backed by proprietary transportation management system
Westlake Village, CA
Jeff Groenke
Vice President (Sales & Marketing)
Delivering integrated system of sophisticated tools that combine to provide the industry's most advanced real-time logistics system
Loves Park, IL
Mahesh Rajasekharan

Enabling clients to more quickly and reliably connect and have greater visibility into critical information exchanges so they can make more proactive data-driven business decisions

Wilmington, DE
Sanchit Jain
Logistics and Supply Chain Technology Solutions for an industry in transition
Irving, Tx
Srini Vasan
Delivering software as a service (SaaS) with no upfront licensing or subscription fee to meet transportation needs
Orlando, FL
Ronald Barcellos
Helping to run fleet operations more efficiently, while nurturing the environment
San Jose, CA
Scott Frew
President & CEO
A global provider of cloud-based software solutions
Monmouth Junction, NJ
Sri Himakuntala
Providing high quality and cutting-edge solutions to the freight logistics and liner shipping industries
Cary, NC
Monica B Wooden
MercuryGate manages multimodal international shipments from any origin to any destination
Novi, MI
Prasad V Lokam
Help businesses that undergo mergers and acquisitions and bring their new products into the market quickly following the event e
Overland Park, KS
Kevin Childress
Providing cloud-based software platform that improve logistics operations and reduce costs
Alameda, CA
Matt Yearling
Providing visibility into shipments across transportation network, enabling informed actions on the ground
Buchs, AG
Joe Doering  
Global supplier of integrated logistics solutions with a comprehensive portfolio of services
Birdsboro, PA
Scott J McDevitt
Founder & CEO
Develops logistics program tailored specifically to manage distinctive processes that make a business unique
Fairlawn, NJ
Nicholas Carretta
Providing supply chain management technologies, services and consultation, to optimize and transform transportation networks
Orange, CA
Jason Stern
A company of its own class, offering a wide range of Warehouse Management Software (WMS) and Solutions