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From tracking to autonomous delivery, tech startups are embracing digitisation in the supply chain industry

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The supply chain industry has been stuck in analogous for decades, but now the industry players have started to embrace digitisation. Tech supply chain startups are innovating across a variety of areas from food supply chain tracking to freight shipping to last-mile autonomous delivery. Flexport, one of the leading digital freight forwarders, has helped DHL deploy its in-house digital platforms. To navigate food safety and sustainability, startups like Clear Labs and Apeel Sciences are assisting retailers and brands. Tyson Foods also invested in FoodLogiQ, a food traceability startup. Kroger teamed up with an autonomous vehicle delivery startup Nuro to pilot last-mile autonomous grocery deliveries. Other startups disrupting the supply chain and logistics industry across various aspects include:

  • Digital freight shipping: iContainers and Freightos
  • Sensors and asset tagging: C3IoT
  • Inventory management: Nextail Labs
  • Blockchain: ShipChain, Provenance
  • Food supply chain: Apeel Sciences
  • Supply chain and logistics analytics: ClearMetal
  • Warehousing: Commensense Robotics
  • E-commerce logistics: ShipBob, Bringg
  • Last-mile delivery services: Udelv, Zipline, Postmates, Deliv.

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