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Top 10 Logistics Solution Companies in Europe - 2020

Today, the increasing globalisation is driving change in the logistics industry through greater competition, cost pressure and consolidation. A fundamental challenge facing logistics companies is the implementation of innovative operational and technological solutions to both improve efficiency and quality of service within capacity constraints. Furthermore, as a significant contributor to the global carbon footprint, a fundamental tenet of a logistics enterprises’ strategy is delivering an economical but sustainable distribution solution that manages fuel costs and minimises environmental impact.

In the past decade with real-time data is becoming an essential demand by customers and carriers alike, logistics and supply chain enterprises need to focus on implementing cutting-edge Supply Chain Visibility (SCV) solutions into their operations. These solutions can promote quick response to change by allowing companies to use real-time data. Such data includes traffic patterns, weather, or road and port conditions, which are used to take action and reshape demand or redirect supply and optimise routes. In addition, the logistics industry has started to integrate Artificial Intelligence solutions, including intelligent transportation, route planning, and demand planning into their operations. From automated warehouse picking systems and predictive optimisation software to last-mile delivery robots and sustainability solutions, AI is making a massive impact in logistics operations. Lastly, as sustainability is a trend that is seen across industries and logistics is no exception. To lessen the harmful environmental impact, companies are leveraging a plethora of technologies, from actual electric vehicles to AI-based software that calculates the route with the lowest generated emissions. Every stakeholder in the supply chain is expected to benefit from these logistics technology trends continuing in 2021.

To help organizations and leaders select the best vendors and advance their Trade initiatives, Logistics Tech Outlook Magazine’s editorial board has assessed and shortlisted Logistics Tech Solution Providers that are at the forefront of providing cutting-edge technology solutions such as (names of companies) and many more. These companies offer robust products coupled with innovative strategies that are distinctively prominent in the field.

We present to you “Top 10 Logistics Solution Providers Europe – 2020”.

Top Logistics Solution Companies in Europe

DeliveryMatch offers a transport management system that connects all sales channels with the logistic chain and extracts information from different platforms to provide reliable carrier and shipment delivery options. It calculates the shipping- and delivery options and costs of orders in real-time while the system is connected to the webshop front end and/or ERP and WMS systems. It executes the operational activities like booking the shipments with carriers, printing the shipping labels, retrieving the tracking information and sending a tracking e-mail and/or text message. It also supports Multichannel and Omnichannel operations while the system calculates which warehouses need to ship (parts of) the order and when. With this the offline stores of the retailer can also be used as warehouse and/or pick up point

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InstaFreight is a leading LogTech company that revolutionizes how overland transports are done today. Born out of a desire to thrive in a complex logistics ecosystem and create world-class technology solutions that provide quick and profound results in an agile environment, InstaFreight’s two core services include Freight Forwarding and Transport Management. Moreover, InstaFreight’s self-developed platform enables shippers to save direct and indirect costs and gain visibility on operational, financial, and sustainability-related performance. Likewise, for carriers, the company offers suitable long-term business and spot loads to optimize fleet utilization while paying fast and reliably at attractive freight rates.

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SeaFocus serves its clients as partners, creating a collaborative environment for excellence. The company helps different stakeholders in the supply chain sector—from raw material producers to the order-2-cash—connect and find new partners and customers, in turn enabling business growth and providing resilient supply chains.Through these consortiums, SeaFocus amalgamates the technical and operational aspects of supply chain with the commercial functions, thereby provisioning the supply chain as a strategic tool for efficient business operations

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With their intelligent software, Smart Robotics develops flexible robot solutions for the automation of picking processes in various markets around the globe, including Food, FMCG, E-commerce, Retail, Fashion and many more. Smart Robotics was founded in 2015, aiming to develop smart, flexible, safe and user-friendly robot solutions. Through Smart Software, Advanced Motion Planning, 3D-vision feedback and with its user-friendly interface and its online service, Smart Robotics provide clients with the possibility to automate in a flexible, safe and innovative way. Smart Robotics’ solutions are Smart, Safe & Simple. Because of Smart Software, its robots can easily adjust themselves to a new task or changes in the environment or product range, needing only minimal instructions of an employee

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Tradeline is a blockchain-based digital platform entirely focused on eliminating the need for reconciliation and redundant paper-based processes in the physical post-trade lifecycle. The platform creates a secure and reliable post-trade automation environment that enhances interoperability by seamlessly connecting all parties of trade, eliminating erroneous human intervention. Tradeline leverages the IBM blockchain network—the hyper ledger—but the company has engineered it in depth over the years, so much so that it is the only GDPR compliant network in the world. With Tradeline, counter parties can store and share trade-related data and digital documents

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CON LINQ

CON LINQ

To find the perfect IT-solutions in the transport and logistics industry is far from a trivial task. Freight forwarders and other in the industry, need to procure and develop solutions that fit the needs and expectations from its own organization and its customers - both in relation to features and costs. CON-LINQ's goal is to help transport and logistics companies to succeed in this process. With analysis of the needs of the company and its organization, CON-LINQ documents, develops and implements a solution which can support and improve the business strategy. Its own cloud solution fLex has a range of modules that efficiently can streamline the processes of procuring rates, quoting customers and collecting bookings. CON-LINQ, founded in 2006, provides software solutions to businesses – enabling organizations to streamline processes, improve efficiency, increase productivity and address specific business challenges

Forto

Forto

Forto was founded in Berlin in 2016 under the name FreightHub by Ferry Heilemann (CEO), Erik Muttersbach (CTO), Michael Wax (CCO) and Dr. Fabian Heilemann (Chairman of the Advisory Board). Forto stands for groundbreaking, scalable, digital logistics technology and services that go beyond transportation from point A to point B. Our easy to use and intuitive platform allows our customers to optimize and, therefore, own their entire global supply chain processes. With over 2,500 customers and 10 global offices, Forto currently employs more than 400 people. We are passionate about global trade, and aim to increase global prosperity while driving sustainability

Instabox

Instabox

Instabox is a delivery service exclusively available to selected online partners. Instabox handles logistics for e-commerce retailers, offering same-day delivery through its network of last-mile smart delivery lockers. The service reaches about six million Swedes, delivering from the likes of H&M, Ikea, and Lloyds. In a press release, the company claims its growth has more than tripled each year over the last few years. The Stockholm-based startup (founded in 2015) strengthened its offering with new customers in important segments such as fashion and home electronics. Today, Instabox’s last-mile smart delivery lockers reach 6 million Swedes shopping from some of the biggest e-commerce businesses in Sweden such as H&M, IKEA, Lloyds, and UPS

Postis

Postis

Postis is the first Romanian company to build a solution that manages the complex delivery operations every retail player faces. The company's real-time digital platform links its customers’ systems across the logistic chain so that they save both time and money. Founded in 2016 by a group of experienced professionals who knew how difficult it is to handle the entire delivery journey, Postis is now dedicated to being the engine that powers the growth of the entire retail market. Postis is at the heart of an open digital ecosystem where logistics experts, transportation heroes, online developers, tech innovators, and fast-growing retailers meet in order to build Delivery Operations Excellency that enables Unmatchable Customer Experience. Postis believes in the power of the many and its aim is to support the entire industry thrive

TransCTRL

TransCTRL

The strategic goal of TransCTRL is to develop solutions and services based on the logistics knowledge and experience gained by its colleagues, with which they can significantly improve the competitiveness of domestic and international players in the logistics sector. The company develops technological solutions that make the services of state-of-the-art systems available not only to large companies, but also to small and medium-sized enterprises. TransCTRL strives to develop solutions that are able to support cooperation between the corporate and SME segments in a transparent and real-time manner. Based on the above approach, the main product of its company is the TransCTRL system, which enables logistics companies to quickly issue tasks to the driver, record task performance, track task status in real time, and generate forecasts and alerts