This 90-minute virtual session focuses on the innovation opportunities between long haul trucking and last mile delivery. Because middle mile, or parts of the supply chain between warehouses, uniquely has both end points under enterprise control, it opens a host of opportunities for startups. We will meet 4 of them, followed by a roundtable on Middle Mile with attendees, and leave some time for live networking at the end of the session.
Silicon Valley, California, July 12, 2022/Meeting Recap/ In our latest Autotech Council meeting co-hosted with Avanta Ventures, we looked to the Middle Mile. That’s the part of logistics between long haul shipping and last mile delivery. Middle mile is the B2B part of the supply chain between larger and smaller warehouses. Think of a regional warehouse and an urban distribution center, or a distribution center, and a dark store. While it might seem like Middle Mile is just a boring way to slice the supply chain, it’s definitely more compelling.
Our meeting introduced us to five specific startups, four with a fast-pitch, and one that led the roundtable discussion. We heard from presentations around fulfillment, delivery optimization, freight-matching capacity utilization optimization, drones for visual inventory automation, small-area robotic warehouse solutions, and autonomous vehicles.
Thanks to our Q&A panelists from Avanta and Toyota Motor NA R&D Infotech Labs, and Roundtable contributors led by Gatik. For our Members, all the presentations are available in the Library.