Top 10 Supply Chain Management Startups to Watch

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Here at Startup Savant, we love startup culture. That’s why we identified the most exciting, innovative, and creative supply chain management startups to watch in 2024 and beyond. From real-time tracking and carbon usage data to robots that help pack and ship warehouse supplies, these are the hottest supply chain management startups to follow. 

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Supply Chain Management Companies to Follow

Every year, new startups pull to the forefront of their industry through exciting innovation and industry-disrupting business models. We’ve rounded up the most exciting supply chain management startups of 2024 that startup-lovers, investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs should follow. 

Disclaimer: With so many exciting startups launching and growing worldwide, we aren’t able to cover them all. Furthermore, the startups that are listed below are not officially ranked and are listed in no particular order.

1. Trackonomy

Location: Santa Clara, California
Funding: $38.8 Million

Achieving complete supply chain visibility is an essential goal for modern supply chain managers. Since 2017, Trackonomy has been focused on providing real-time tracking updates for land, air, and sea shipments, helping buyers and shippers alike achieve end-to-end visibility into the freight that drives their business.

2. Cobots Solutions

Location: France
Funding: Undisclosed

Today, many warehouses rely on various robots to complete time-consuming and tedious tasks. Founded in 2020, Cobots Solutions is a French company that currently offers seven different models of collaborative robots designed to help warehouses automate tasks such as picking, packing, placing, and palletizing products.

3. Ofload

Location: Sydney, Australia
Funding: $79.6 Million

Getting products to a port in your home country is only half the battle; once your products are loaded off the vessel, you still have to rely on ground transport to get them to the various warehouses where they'll be stored. Ofload is a startup that promises to make ground transportation far more efficient for Australian companies by offering real-time tracking and connecting cargo owners with freight carriers.

4. Zeus Labs

Location: London, United Kingdom
Funding: £1.8 Million

Like Ofload, Zeus Labs is a logistics startup that focuses on connecting cargo owners with road freight carriers. The secret of Zeus Labs, though, is the company's emphasis on helping cargo owners and carriers alike avoid the numerous inefficiencies associated with hauling empty or half-full trailers. In addition to helping both parties lower their costs, eliminating these inefficiencies can also help companies lower their carbon footprint.

5. Linkana

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Funding: $251,000

Choosing the right suppliers to partner with is a vital component of building a reliable supply chain; however, the process of onboarding new suppliers can often be a time-consuming task. By automating the entire compliance and supplier governance process, Linkana makes finding, vetting, and managing relationships with new suppliers far less of a hassle while allowing companies to minimize the risk of choosing an unreliable supplier.

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Location: San Francisco, California
Funding: $15.5 Million

Even with today's advanced technology, it has still never been more difficult for shippers and cargo owners to know where their ocean freight is and when it will arrive. VIZION, however, is a startup that is helping solve this challenge by providing shippers and cargo owners with real-time container tracking data that is pushed via API to any software system or spreadsheet.

7. CarbonChain

Location: London, United Kingdom
Funding: $125,000

Founded in 2019, CarbonChain is a startup designed to help companies in high-polluting industries such as agriculture, metal and mining, and oil and gas keep track of their supply chain emissions. After uploading their supply chain data, companies are able to receive a comprehensive emissions report complete with asset-level emissions breakdowns and AI-powered insights into sustainability opportunities.

8. Boox

Location: San Francisco, California
Funding: $20.6 Million

The cradle-to-grave carbon footprint of cardboard boxes is estimated to be 0.94 kg of CO2 e / kg per box, creating real environmental concerns as the ecommerce industry continues to grow. Boox is an innovative startup attempting to tackle this growing problem by providing companies with reusable boxes that are designed to be shipped back to Boox after the customer receives their products. According to Boox, these reusable boxes are able to reduce environmental impact by 70% compared to single-use boxes.

9. tradefact

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Funding: $440,000

Founded in 2019, tradefact is a startup that provides companies with a centralized dashboard for managing every aspect of their supply chains, from vendor relationships to order tracking and everything in-between. In addition to providing supply chain management teams with an efficient new command center, tradefact also provides companies with real-time shipment tracking and a scalable network of global logistic providers.

10. Hive

Location: Berlin, Germany
Funding: $43.8 Million

Essentially Amazon FBA for non-Amazon sellers, Hive is a company that allows ecommerce sellers to outsource their inventory management and order fulfillment responsibilities. Ecommerce companies that partner with Hive are able to ship their products in bulk to Hive warehouses. From there, Hive takes on the task of storing, packing, and shipping products as they are ordered, freeing up ecommerce business owners to focus on growing their business.

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