Top 20 Supply Chain Solution Companies - 2020

In the current global business scenario, heightened customer expectations are impacting every part of the supply chain. At the same time, next-generation delivery and logistics management solutions are making global supply chains faster, smarter, sustainable, and more customer-centric.

As the latest in 5G wireless networks start to come alive, they’re going to enable supply chains to have unprecedented visibility into every phase of their operations by allowing far greater use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Also, advanced data analytics is going to be an indispensable part of supply chains going forward to assist with strategic planning, resource deployment, and asset management.

On the other hand, AI's potential is slowly being realized with the first few applications, namely automation of numerous supply chain processes, such as demand forecasting and predictive maintenance. In congruence with blockchain, the convergence of tech can tackle long-standing challenges presented across complex global supply chains. With that being said, more businesses are welcoming the idea of ‘Supply Chain as a Service’ or SCaaS business models and outsourcing activities like logistics, manufacturing, and inventory management. As supply chains grow faster, longer, more adaptable, and more complex, companies that embrace digitization and move early on to emerging solutions will be in the best position to compete in the challenging industry.

This edition of CIOReview features companies that are at the forefront of offering supply chain solutions and consulting/ services. A distinguished panel and CIOReview’s editorial board has assessed and shortlisted some of the most prominent organizations in the industry. We present to you – Most Promising Supply Chain Solution Providers.

Top Supply Chain Solution Companies

Craft is an enterprise intelligence company helping organizations make data-informed business decisions. Their platform provides comprehensive, validated, and always up-to-date commercial data, analytics, and actionable insights. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and was founded in 2014. The company with a team of experts specializes in offering Technology, artificial intelligence, company search, consumer software, data analytics, machine learning, recruiting, supply chain intelligence, sales intelligence, prospect intelligence, and competitive intelligence. The company, with its modern company intelligence portal, focus on providing Comprehensive and real-time intelligence on any company you are tracking

Requis company is an end-to-end, holistic supply chain and commerce platform built for how the enterprise operates to provide a more transparent, innovative, and simpler way to connect enterprise buyers and sellers to the assets they need to run their business. The company believes that there is a more efficient and easier way to buy, manage, and sell enterprise assets, which is an online commerce platform tailored for enterprise buyers and sellers. The enterprise’s mission is to bring transparency, innovation, and simplicity to the enterprise supply chain by enabling seamless asset transactions between enterprises through a centralized platform.Requis company is an end-to-end, holistic supply chain and commerce platform built for how the enterprise operates to provide a more transparent, innovative, and simpler way to connect enterprise buyers and sellers to the assets they need to run their business. The company believes that there is a more efficient and easier way to buy, manage, and sell enterprise assets, which is an online commerce platform tailored for enterprise buyers and sellers. The enterprise’s mission is to bring transparency, innovation, and simplicity to the enterprise supply chain by enabling seamless asset transactions between enterprises through a centralized platform

WSI delivers reliable, integrated logistics and warehousing to increase efficiency and reduce costs for a wide range of customers and commodities, including hazardous materials, consumer packaged goods and chemicals. The company delivers tailored, end-to-end supply chain solutions designed to maximize operational efficiency, ensure reliable performance and minimize costs. WSI supports local non-profit organizations and encourages employees to participate in their communities through volunteering. The company is committed toward reducing the impact on the environment by driving numerous green initiatives in their facilities and transportation services

Acatech Solutions

Acatech Solutions

Adaris - Acatech’s best-of-breed, cloud-based Warehouse Management Solution. They designed their system with their clients, warehouse operation, and the management team in mind. It is simple to operate, yet providing a real-time, dynamic view to all of the current happenings inbound/outbound activities, order fulfillment status, labor costs, and much more. Their vast experience encompasses not only in Information Technology but also on-the-floor day-to-day operation. Their engineering group can either augment the existing project teams, using their own delivery approach and methodologies, or can manage and co-ordinate the delivering of the total solution, which may include racking/shelving, material handling equipment, warehouse design and layout.

AFFLINK

AFFLINK

AFFLINK connects more than 300 Distributor Members and 250 Preferred Suppliers of Janitorial, Packaging, Foodservice, Healthcare, Safety, Industrial, and Office products to thousands of customers, around the globe, every day. By truly understanding its customers’ business from the top-down, AFFLINK, and its global network of distributors, it can reduce acquisition and possession costs, provide continuous improvement practices, and achieve synergies and economies of scale with quantitative results. AFFLINK has been a difference-maker in the supply chain for more than 30 years, ensuring that its customers get a procurement partner that positively impacts their company image, operations, and, most importantly, in their bottom line

Applied Decision Technologies

Applied Decision Technologies

Applied Decision Technologies, Inc. (ADecTec) provides process improvement-focused business intelligence analytics and enterprise-wide operations planning solutions. Their customized software products and business-consulting services improve customer profitability. Their software solutions utilize mathematical optimization techniques and allow users to optimize and re-optimize their plans to achieve continuous improvements. Their solutions are designed from a user's perspective to increase ease-of-use. They are well known for their customer support and technology transfer. The company's solutions are affordable, and their pricing is flexible to accommodate the customer's situation. Their in-house research and development team make them flexible and responsive to changing customer needs

Apptricity

Apptricity

Apptricity Corporation is a global, enterprise asset management software provider. They offer software for Assent Management and Spend Management. Also, their software utilizes IoT, cloud-based solutions. They provide software and related hardware solutions. As a result, their products are designed to make their customers more efficient. Plus, Apptricity is founded on the rule that the customer comes first. In addition to our business solutions, Apptricity is known for their first-class customer support. They stand apart because of their personalized and prompt service. Their customers appreciate the dedication and show them toward their business

Blocksyte

Blocksyte

Blocksyte has created a comprehensive, low cost and simple to use self-configuration blockchain solution platform adaptable to multiple industries. They provide a one-stop application that removes the complexity of integrating with multiple complex blockchain networks. Blocksyte offers a full end to end application and API for certificate-based and blockchain secured data, documents and smart-contracts to optimize supply chain logistics for Small to Medium-sized businesses ("SMB's). Their solution tracks GPS location, temperature, humidity, shock, tampering, altitude and provides instant feedback to help their clients run the business more efficiently

BluJay Solutions

BluJay Solutions

BluJay Solutions delivers supply chain software and services to the world’s most progressive retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, and logistics service providers. Transforming supply chain logistics with the BluJay Global Trade Network, they enable customers to unlock the power of more than 40,000 universally connected partners. With BluJay, companies can achieve greater trade velocity, transform their supply chain economics for disruptive advantage, and see beyond the horizon to optimize their future in the global economy. The foundation of BluJay’s Global Trade Network is their demonstrated commitment to customer success. The company was founded in 1972 in Holland, Michigan

eShipGlobal

eShipGlobal

The company with a team of people dedicated to serving their community by provisioning solutions that simplify and enhance the shipment of goods. Their belief in the empowerment and cultivation of seamless experiences throughout the process of exchanging physical material. They support cross-cultural exchange by empowering international student recruitment efforts made on behalf of U.S. Universities. They contribute to research laboratory compliance efficiencies to support the types of work that can substantially improve the lives of so many. They enable small businesses to extend their product offerings beyond their borders and make it possible for these organizations to connect with people previously deemed unreachable

expero

expero

Expero develops custom software exclusively for domain-expert users like scientists, traders, engineers, healthcare professionals, and government officials. They succeed not by being experts though they are but by quickly learning their clients’ domains and becoming true partners in their problem-solving. The company was founded in 2001 and specializes in User Interface Design, Education and Onsite Training, User Research, UI Pattern Research, Full Stack Development, Graph and Big Data Expert Services, Graph Toolkit, User Experience Design, Visual Design, Delivery, Front End Development, Back End Development, Staff Augmentation, Customer 360, Fraud Detection, Supply Chain Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Graph & Analytics

FourKites

FourKites

FourKites is the world's fastest-growing predictive supply chain platform, delivering real-time visibility and execution companies and third-party logistics firms across various countries. Using a proprietary algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower operating costs, improve on-time performance, and strengthen end-customer relationships. With a network of more than four million GPS/ELD devices, FourKites covers all modes, including ocean, rail, parcel, and over-the-road. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security. Th company is based in Chicago, IL

Kinaxis

Kinaxis

Eliminating volatility in the supply chain is impossible. Managing it doesn’t have to be. Trusted by top brands, Kinaxis gives people the confidence to know they’re making the best planning decisions to maximize business performance in today’s unpredictable world. They focus on solving complex planning problems in easy-to-understand ways. Monitor risks and opportunities. Respond at the pace of change. Their integrated supply chain planning platform blends human and machine intelligence so their customers can make collaborative business decisions a hundred times faster. The result is higher revenue, lower costs, and fewer risks

Llamasoft

Llamasoft

LLamasoft offers productized applications and innovative solutions to accelerate the adoption of AI with deep expertise in machine learning, optimization, simulation, and advanced analytics capabilities to improve decision making. LLamasoft technology helps business leaders design operational strategies to achieve profitable, they create a right end-to-end view of a company’s global supply chain where analysis, scenario testing, and decisions are conceived and executed across strategic, tactical and operational time horizons. LLamasoft customers are able to leverage their supply chain as a strategic advantage accelerating adaptions to rapidly evolving customer expectations and business models, internal operational changes, and evolving market dynamics

One Rail

One Rail

OneRail is a final mile delivery orchestration platform, which provides real-time visibility, actionable data, and data-driven optimization capabilities for its enterprise clients. The company’s cloud-based delivery switch simplifies same-day and on-demand delivery execution by connecting the demand signal (POS, eCommerce, ERP) with an ecosystem of delivery networks and internal fleets, in real-time. The result of the enterprise’s centralized view of disparate final mile data enables data-driven optimization, positively impacting the dependability, speed, and cost of final mile fulfillment. The OneRail team has built and scaled enterprise platforms across the landscape of Retail, Supply Chain, and Logistics, and has the Enterprise Platform Development skills to help companies solve their biggest problems

Project44

Project44

Project44 company is an advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms. The company connects, automates, and provides visibility into key transportation processes to accelerate insights and shorten the time it takes to turn those insights into actions. Leveraging the power of the project44 cloud-based platform, organizations are able to increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve shipping performance, and deliver an exceptional experience to their customers. The company supports all transportation modes and shipping types, including Parcel, Final-Mile, Less-than-Truckload, Volume Less-than-Truckload, Truckload, Rail, Intermodal, and Ocean. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL

SC Global Tubular Solutions

SC Global Tubular Solutions

SC Global Tubular Solutions (SCGTS) is an international Supply Chain Management (SCM) firm providing professional business consulting and customized service solutions to major oil and gas clients. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation. As a strategic business partner, SCGTS provides expert advice for SCM project feasibility and management, innovative business model changes, and custom-made proprietary software. Its worldwide network offers its business partners global resources for manufacturing, distribution, and consulting. Sumitomo companies and partnerships provide premium materials, expert supply chain management, and state-of-the-art technology in even the most remote locations around the world

Solvoyo

Solvoyo

Established in 2005, Solvoyo is a cloud-based SaaS supply chain planning and analytics software company. The company’s Elevation Platform helps companies in solving their most complex supply chain challenges and includes descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics capabilities under the same roof. The mission of the company is to help companies plan and optimize their supply chain operations in the face of increasing business volatility and supply chain complexity. The enterprise helps companies make smarter and faster decisions by tightly coupling supply chain planning and optimization with execution management systems

Source Intelligence

Source Intelligence

Source Intelligence (SI) is a global network of businesses linked together to expedite the exchange and validation of compliance information. SI’s cloud-based SaaS platform helps customers make informed decisions about business partners to offer products that meet legal, ethical, and environmental standards. The company’s information and analytics platform provides customers with visibility into supply chains to comply with the law, minimize operational and brand risk, and improve efficiency. It combines the best of cloud-based technology with round the clock Supplier Engagement Team to provide clients with the scalability, flexibility, and expertise needed to turn supply chain data into something both meaningful and actionable

TechSera

TechSera

TechSera Company is built by supply chain veterans and passionate technology enthusiasts who believe in excellence through precision in execution. The company develops and delivers complex solutions for companies in the areas of Omni-Channel Fulfillment, Warehouse Management System, Labor Management, and Supply Chain Execution. The company offers quantifiable solutions to problems of every size and complexity, and that helps companies take a strategic decision on their organization’s biggest challenges. Through its solutions and deep industry experience, companies can significantly improve their organization’s performance and health. Its technology solutions include e-Commerce Solutions, Integration Cloud Platform, Transportation & Shipping Solution, Last Mile Delivery, and Workforce analytics