20 Most Promising Logistics Tech Solution Providers 2014

Logistics plays an inevitable role in the global supply chain operations. The roller coaster demand levels and uneven freight charges create a direct impact on the logistics companies and their strategies. Invariably shaped by global business trends, the industry is bent on innovative methods to track inventory like the use of robotic systems in the warehouses and cloud based integration systems throughout operations. These strategic innovations have placed the enterprises in such a position that the stakeholders in the logistics industry have to constantly evaluate the latest trends in the sector and asses their potential to ensure that the needs are met.

The evolving technologies are presenting the logistics providers with new business opportunities and challenges. The continued investments in R&D, smart packaging solutions and real-time supply chain monitoring capabilities have opened up new perspectives in the logistics sector. This in turn helps the companies by enabling new methods to monitor the assets, track them and gain more insights into how they can gain operational efficiencies.

The Transport Management System (TMS) is another area in logistics which has been growing tremendously off late. Shippers are embracing both sides of the TMS—including planning and supply chain operations—to save more by lowering their freight charges. Efficient TMS has also led to  transportation efficiencies, providing real-time dashboards and enabling better decision making in the businesses. Hence, most logistics providers are re-defining their supply chain operations to handle myriad tasks like ship-from-store and same-day delivery. Assisted with enhanced network based analytics and social networking capabilities, the new paradigms are enabling trading partners to communicate, execute business processes, and collaborate in more scalable and innovative ways.

Amidst the myriad of solutions and vendors present in the market, the companies also look for a consulting partner to help them chose the proper technology and assist them through implementation. In the last few months, we have analyzed and shortlisted hundreds of logistics solution providers that are at the forefront of tackling the supply chain challenges faced by retailers, manufacturers and suppliers.

In our selection, we looked at the vendors’ capabilities to fulfill the needs of manufacturers through the supply chain that supports core business processes of any industry. We also evaluated the vendors’ support for logistics industry through the amalgamation of latest technology into their operation.

We present to you CIOReview’s Most Promising Logistics Technology Solution Providers of 2014.

Company Name

Company Description

CarrierWeb A provider of real-time information for truck, refrigerated trailer, driver monitoring and management
Cloud Logistics Provides a unique platform to design and launch web-based workflow portals to vendors, customers, and logistics service providers using modern internet software applications
CSDP Corporation A provider of engineered cloud-based solution using SRM software
EXTOL International A full-service e-Business Integrator offering innovative business solutions for data integration and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
Fleetilla A global provider of vehicle/asset tracking and GPS fleet management system and other telematic solutions
Geotab Provider of GPS fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions for SMBs
GreenMile A SaaS based solution that provides clients with real-time visibility into route execution, dispatch management, actual vs plan reporting, and vehicle & driver performance
I.D. Systems A global provider of proprietary machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless solutions for tracking and managing high-value enterprise assets
InSight Mobile Data A multi-functionality solution provider catering to real-time visibility into the fleet operation and workflow
Invata Intralogistics A provider of warehouse automation systems and the warehouse software that controls them
Marathon Data Systems Management software, field force automation, and marketing software solutions provider catering to small, medium and large logistics enterprises
Miro Technologies & Tapestry Solutions Provides end-to-end logistics and asset management solutions to military,goverment and commercial customers around the globe.
ORTEC Provides advanced planning and optimization solutions and services to logistics business for operational efficiency
Ramp Systems Enterprise software and services provider focused on providing third party logistics solution
RASTRAC: Com Provider of GPS fleet tracking and remote asset management solutions
SEKO Logistics SEKO provides complete Supply Chain Solutions, specializing in transportation, logistics, forwarding and warehousing
ServiceCentral Technologies A web-based solution provider managing the workflow of logistics companies
Thom Sawyer Logistics Third party Logistics provider specializing in transportation management services
Trax Technologies A data refinery that cleanses inaccurate, incomplete and ambiguous dataturning it into usable information
UTi Non-asset based supply chain management provider delivering costeffective end-to-end supply chain solutions