Startup of the month: NIMMSTA

Every month we interview a European Supply Chain Management startup to shed some light on its business, provide a platform for visibility and overall support the European Supply Chain Management startup ecosystem. This time we interviewed Andreas Funkenhauser, CEO and co-founder of NIMMSTA, headquartered in Munich, Germany. NIMMSTA offers hands-free workflow solutions for warehousing and intralogistics processes. This is achieved through their robust industrial smart watch as well as workflow management software and integrations into exisitng WMS/ERP infrastructures.

Startup of the month: DRONAMICS

Every month we interview a European Supply Chain Management startup to shed some light on its business, provide a platform for visibility and overall support the European Supply Chain Management startup ecosystem. This time we interviewed Svilen Rangelov, CEO and co-founder of DRONAMICS, headquartered in London, UK. DRONAMICS is to democratize airfreight and lower the cost of shipping everywhere. To achieve this, they are developing a new type of cargo airplane – small, unmanned and extremely fuel efficient.

Startup of the month: Pactum

Every month we interview a European Supply Chain Management startup to shed some light on its business, provide a platform for visibility and overall support the European Supply Chain Management startup ecosystem. This time we interviewed Fabio Herle, EPM – Head of EMEAI Markets at Pactum, headquartered in Mountain View, USA with Engineering and Operations being based in Tallinn, Estonia. Pactum is an AI-based system that helps global companies to conduct autonomous, personalized, commercial negotiations on a massive scale.

Startup of the month: Atoptima

Every month we interview a European Supply Chain Management startup to shed some light on its business, provide a platform for visibility and overall support the European Supply Chain Management startup ecosystem. This time we interviewed Adrien Duruisseau, co-founder & Chief Operating Officer
at Atoptima, headquartered in Bordeaux, France. Atoptima provides an optimization software editor tackling operations planning challenges, such as tasks scheduling, workload balancing, and vehicle routing optimization.

The emerging platform economy in freight logistics

The ubiquitous business models of e-commerce platforms in the business-to-consumer sector are increasingly being transferred to the business-to-business sector. In the emerging platform economy, an increasing shift to industry platforms in the freight logistics sector can be observed. These business-to-business industry platforms represent a revolutionary paradigm shift, as they offer logistics service providers the opportunity to organise themselves in business networks and carry out data transactions in the supply more efficient and with high transparency.New business relationships are being created and business processes are changing in terms of transport planning and control as well as the provision of information from production to consumption. Decisive here is the use of blockchain technology, which ensures transparency, traceability and security of data transactions between the companies involved.

Startup of the month: PortXchange

Every month we interview a European Supply Chain Management startup to shed some light on its business, provide a platform for visibility and overall support the European Supply Chain Management startup ecosystem. This time we interviewed Sjoerd de Jager, Managing Director at PortXchange, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, providing a software platform that allows port authorities and shipping lines to efficiently manage various operations during port calls.

Strategies for Greener Logistics

When speaking or designing sustainability strategies, the three prioritization levels “reduce, reuse, recycle” are often used as a framework for defining ecological measures. When transferring this to logistics, the latter two: Reusing and recycling apply to equipment and packaging but not to business processes. This leaves us with the first one: The reduction of carbon emissions. To make this as easy to understand as possible,here are four solutions to implement greener logistics.

Startup of the month: PAXLY

Every month we interview a European Supply Chain Management startup to shed some light on its business, provide a platform for visibility and overall support the European Supply Chain Management startup ecosystem. This time we interviewed Thomas Auer co-founder of PAXLY, a packaging procurement platform allowing its customers to digitally optimize their existing packaging solutions and streamline their procurement process, headquartered in Halle (Saale), Germany.

Accelerating the Supply Chain decarbonization with technology

Companies must help prevent the worst impacts of climate change by reducing their green house gas emissions (GHG). It has to happen as quickly as possible and as far down the Supply Chain as possible. The Supply Chains are responsible for the majority of global emissions. In this article we will investigate, how the Supply Chain can accelerate the journey to net zero emissions with advanced Supply Chain technology.

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