The emerging trends in the logistics landscape have paved the way for the evolution of the industry with many new opportunities. One of the primary contributors to this growth is the needs of the e-commerce industry that continue to increase with each passing day; automation has become more of a necessity than a choice in the e-commerce supply chain market that enhances operational efficiency and expedites delivery with marginal room for errors. Alongside e-commerce, the retail, healthcare, and FMCG sectors also depend on third-party logistics to meet their supply chain requirements. To help the case, vertical-specific solutions that are based on sophisticated technologies like AI, blockchain, warehouse robots, machine learning, and IoT are built for bringing about improvements to packaging, picking, shipping, or delivery.
As digitalization continues to grow in the logistics landscape, logistics solution providers are offering a variety of mobile applications and other digital services for several purposes including freight management, inbound orders, marketing leads, and customer service interactions.
In parallel to functional and operational reinforcement, companies also have to adhere to the tight regulations that govern safety standards in the workplace, with security being an ever-growing concern. Service providers who focus exclusively on logistics compliance—both regional and federal—help these logistics companies with custom-made strategies and processes.
In a bid to assist CIOs to identify the most advanced and trustworthy companies to partner with, the editorial board of CIO Applications along with our panel consisting of CIOs, CEOs, CTOs, and VCs, have earnestly filtered the most innovative service providers in the contemporary logistics technology arena. In the current issue, we present to you the “Top 10 Logistics Consulting/Services Companies - 2018”