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 5 of them, followed by a roundtable on Middle Mile with attendees, and leave some time for live networking at the end of the session.
Between long haul trucking and last mile delivery is an entire segment that is ripe for innovation. Middle mile, which is defined as the parts of the supply chain between warehouses is unique because both end points are under enterprise control. This opens a range of optimization opportunities which aren’t accessible to the last mile. Also, as customer demands reduce the wait-time that is tolerated for products, it’s critical to optimize the parts of the supply chain where products spend the most time, which, as it turns out, is the Middle Mile. For example, Amazon Prime 2-day delivery wasn’t a last mile innovation, it came from changes in the middle-mile.
Autotech Council's Spotlight Series meetings are supported by Avanta Ventures, open to the public, and follow our member meeting format of rapid-fire tech introductions followed by interactive discussion.
This month, up to 5 startups working in middle mile logistics will introduce their ideas and technologies in a virtual lounge setting followed by a roundtable discussion on the opportunities and challenges around the middle mile. Attendees can also participate in one-on-one live networking before and after the presentations.
Technologies to be pitched at this meeting include:
Thanks to our Q&A panel and Roundtable contributors: