20 Most Promising Logistics Technology Solution Providers 2013

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 ecosystem 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.

Company Name

Company Description

Acumatica Empowering SMBs stay competitive with Cloud ERP sofware suite.
ADSI Providing flexible logistics management solutions to streamline shipping operations.
BestTransport Unlocking logistics with a best in class cloud-based Transportation Management Solution uniting shipping communities around the globe.
Catapult International Providing freight rate technology solutions for both freight forwarders and multi-national companies worldwide.
Cerasis Helping clients yield hard & soft cost savings through freight management services backed by proprietary transportation management system.
Cheetah Delivering integrated system of sophisticated tools that combine to provide the industry’s most advanced real-time logistics system.
Cleo 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.
DreamOrbit Logistics and Supply Chain Technology Solutions for an industry in transition.
eShipGlobal Delivering software as a service (SaaS) with no upfront licensing or subscription fee to meet transportation needs.
GreenMile Helping to run fleet operations more efficiently, while nurturing the environment
iasset.com A global provider of cloud-based software solutions.
Intellect Technologies Providing high quality and cutting-edge solutions to the freight logistics and liner shipping industries.
MecuryGate MercuryGate manages multimodal international shipments from any origin to any destination.
Miracle Software Systems Help businesses that undergo mergers and acquisitions and bring their new products into the market quickly following the event.
myFreightWorld Providing cloud-based software platform that improve logistics operations and reduce costs.
PINC Solutions Providing visibility into shipments across transportation network, enabling informed actions on the ground.
Swisslog Global supplier of integrated logistics solutions with a comprehensive portfolio of services.
TransLogistics Develops logistics program tailored specifically to manage distinctive processes that make a business unique.
UltraShipTMS Providing supply chain management technologies, services and consultation, to optimize and transform transportation networks.
Xceliware A company of its own class, offering a wide range of Warehouse Management Software (WMS) and Solutions.