Rethinking Supply Chain & Logistics
We match large corporations with the brightest startups to drive change in supply chain & logistics.
Meet startups, discover the latest trends, attend unique events, and become more innovative from the core.
Be at the forefront of Supply Chain trends
Meet the right startups
Supply chain & logistics startups have dramatically enhanced the industry. With Plug and Play, you’ll gain access to a strategically aligned selection of startups that meet your tech interests.
Network with peers
Meet industry peers, learn best practices, and set industry standards at hundreds of public and private events every year. We not only organize events but also facilitate relevant introductions.
Access the latest trends
SCV, warehouse automation, robotics, AI for forecasting… Innovation is reshaping supply chains. As a corporate partner, we’ll make sure you don’t miss out on a trend.
A tailor-made service for your company
Gain insights into your factory floor and avoid disruptions in your production by using predictive maintenance, digital twins, and automation.
Supercharge your procurement processes, from sourcing to contract execution. Cut costs and save time by using technologies such as robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing.v
From supply chain visibility and route optimization to autonomous vehicles and sustainable fuels. Bring your logistics operations into the 21st century by tapping into our startup ecosystem.
Manage your entire supplier network from one dashboard and control tower, by unleashing the potential of real-time analytics, demand forecasting, and autonomous decision-making.
Supply Chain Focus Areas
Supply Chain Visibility (SCV)
Achieve end-to-end visibility of your goods, in real-time, and be prepared for any potential disruptions.
Gain access to solutions that increase efficiency in the manufacturing process and improve management decision-making: IoT, cybersecurity, digital twins, AI, and more.
Autonomous and lights-out are here... Automating your warehouse helps reduce physical work and manual data entry and analysis.
Robotics are gaining strength in manufacturing facilities. Get firsthand access to the latest trends, technologies, and players in this area.
AI for Forecasting
AI solutions can help improve the accuracy of your forecasts and reduce uncertainty.
Solutions in this area enable a transition from a linear economy to a sustainable one, with a key focus on engaging the customer, including through reverse logistics.
Technology plays a key role in achieving sustainable supply chain management. Gain access to the best startups in the green supply chain field.
Supply Chain Program Platforms
Our Supply Chain ecosystem, in numbers
- 45corporate partners fast-tracked
- 184POCs & Pilots developed
- 205startups accelerated
- 35investments made
- 2Supply Chain unicorns backed
Innovation in a Circular Supply Chain
Today’s supply chains have become circular. This paradigm shift, which is intrinsically linked to sustainability, is reshaping the industry as we know it. In this new landscape, innovation needs to tackle each and every step of the process. From raw materials to manufacturing, distribution, recycling, and more.
You’ll be in good company
Erik Wirsing. VP Global Innovation
“Being part of the Plug and Play ecosystem allows us to meet hundreds of startups, validate their solutions, and integrate them into our operations.”
Cristian Ull Molina. Head of Innovation
“Plug and Play has been a catalyzer of our innovation strategy. Our relationship has introduced us to a connected global ecosystem where innovation flows.”
Luca Graf, Head of Digital Innovation
“Being part of Plug and Play’s platform is a huge benefit for us. It gives us many opportunities to learn, get to know new products, and start new partnerships focused on cost reduction or growth opportunities.”
Learn about future trends in Supply Chain
2023 Supply Chain Future Trends
Check out our most recent Case Study:
How GP, Gideon, & Infinity Collaborated to Help Solve A Major Warehouse Problem
Check out these Case Studies
Increasing operational efficiencies
Georgia-Pacific is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of paper. By collaborating with Specright, they automated hundreds of daily reports sent by paper suppliers and reduced manual inspections by 95%.
Reducing your carbon footprint
Our corporate partners wanted to reduce their carbon footprint in their end-to-end manufacturing process, so they implemented CircularTree’s blockchain solution to calculate real CO2 data.
Effectively tracking your assets
YAMATO was looking to improve their container shipment accuracy. By partnering with project44, they moved past just satellite data and focused on tracking at the container level. They have increased their accuracy rate by 20%.