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Top 10 Logistics Tech Startup - 2021

Notorious for its heavy use of manual processes and large amounts of data stored in different places, the logistics industry has perhaps the most to gain from implementing new technologies. Today, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused direct or indirect changes in logistics industry. The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent need for social distancing have accelerated the pace of digitalization in the logistics sector which has been considered a slow adopter of modern technology.

Increasing technology innovations like AI, IoT, cloud, blockchain, and robotics etc., are making big waves across industries, and logistics industry is one of the most impacted sectors. To note, the most critical technological trend like radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is increasing its adoption in logistics sector. On location data can be shared by RFID tags through a secure cloud connection enabling tracking of freight in a real-time milieu. And augmenting inventory accuracy levels and enhancing inventory tracking mechanisms in warehouses can be accomplished through the deployment of RFID technology, offering substantial cost optimization of the process. Additionally, IoT is also gaining momentum in the logistics sector. IoT can provide businesses with a credible tracking interface enabling them to monitor the movement of their goods from the warehouse to the final destination. On the front, advances in asset tracking technologies coupled with IoT-enabled solutions are set to revamp the functional paradigms of the logistics industry completely.

With all these new avenues are increasing the demand for more tech-based solutions for optimizing and enhancing logistics operations is resulting in the mushrooming of innovative and independent startups that offer the solutions for a multitude of industry-specific needs.

At this juncture, many logistics tech startups are entering the domain with advanced and integrated offerings. To help the logistics sector strengthen its operational capabilities and simultaneously enable growth in the industry, Logistics Tech Outlook has compiled a list of the 10 Logistics Tech Startups. The list comprises prominent organizations in the industry that address issues pertinent to the logistics sector by implementing current trends. Besides, the magazine also includes insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs.

We present to you Logistics Tech Outlook’s “Top 10 Logistics Tech Startups - 2021.”

    Top Logistics Tech Startup

  • Emerge is filling this gap in the shipper’s supply chain by serving as the hub for shippers to run their annual and seasonal bids on all modes of transportation. With the namesake, advanced digital freight platform, both shippers and carriers can adapt and adjust to marketplace fluctuations in real time. Having ventured into the market in 2017, Scottsdale, AZ-based Emerge is driven by the vision to empower meaningful logistics relationships through transformative technologies. The firm’s goal with Emerge is simple: to facilitate long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between shippers and carriers and create a positive network effect


  • The company’s robotics software platform acts as the foundation to develop solutions for various industries like logistics, retail, industrial production, and more. Based on its Platform-as-a-Service solution delivery model, ForwardX has built a fleet management system, f(x) Fleet Manager, built of two key parts that include f(x) Plus and f(x) Core. f(x) Plus is a warehouse management system focusing on strategy, data, and analytics. f(x) Core, on the other hand, is a control system responsible for mapping and path planning. ForwardX’s fleet management system can integrate with clients’ ERP systems to collect all the information to orchestrate a fleet of robots and human workers to complete a task. The company also offers a range of AMRs, including Flex and Max. With Flex visual AMRs, clients can easily automate labor-heavy workflows in their warehouse or factory and replace heavy carts


  • Janus Logistics Technologies, Inc.

    Janus Logistics Technologies, Inc.

    Janus Logistics Technologies Inc. specializes in optimizing the supply chain and reinventing inventory management

  • Convoy


    Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the company moves thousands of truckloads around the country each day through its optimized, connected network of carriers, increasing earnings for drivers, and saving money for shippers

  • Locus Robotics

    Locus Robotics

    Locus Robotics is an emerging warehouse robotics company that manufactures autonomous mobile robots to support e-commerce



    Magnus Technologies is a trucking logistics management service provider that uses cutting-edge technology to help transportation companies improve their operations, maximise their profitability, and grow

  • MyCarrierTMS


    MyCarrier is a transportation management platform that enables their clients to directly control their shipping needs with their carriers

  • ShipMonk


    ShipMonk is reshaping eCommerce order fulfillment by offering the most personalized and attentive fulfilment and inventory management solution for today's global economy

  • SmartShyp


    SmartShyp offers the most convenient shipping and order fulfillment solution for eCommerce businesses via its web-based platform

  • Zipline


    Zipline is the operations platform that powers the most complex work in retail