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Building Logistics Moats with Benjamin Gordon

Ninaad Acharya, Dan Coll, Benjamin Gordon

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Benjamin Gordon, the founder and Managing Partner of Cambridge Capital, leverages his extensive career in building, advising, and investing in supply chain companies. With a remarkable track record, he has led investments in top-tier firms like XPO, Grand Junction, Bringg, and Liftit, among others. Prior to founding Cambridge Capital, Benjamin established BGSA Holdings as a global leader in M&A within the supply chain sector, overseeing transactions worth over $2 billion. His entrepreneurial journey includes founding 3PLex, a pioneering Internet solution for third-party logistics companies, which later got acquired by Maersk. Throughout his career, Benjamin has advised major industry players like UPS, DHL, Kuehne & Nagel, among others. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale College. Beyond his professional endeavors, Benjamin is an active civic leader dedicated to fostering community engagement, having founded GesherCity and contributed to various non-profit organizations and boards, showcasing his commitment to philanthropy and leadership.


In this episode of eCom Logistics Podcast,


[00:02:05] Looking back at the past 12 months in the logistics industry
[00:06:39] Signs that things are starting to get better in the industry
[00:08:42] The impact of bankruptcies on correcting supply and demand imbalances
[00:11:00] Positive outlook due to more favorable interest rates and inflation stabilization
[00:13:28] Examples of companies with moats: Green Screens and ReverseLogix
[00:19:13] Advice: Companies should focus on doing one thing extremely well
[00:22:45] Examples of companies doing an outstanding job in their field: Green Screens and ReverseLogix
[00:29:42] BGSA Supply Chain Conference aims to gather top industry leaders
[00:33:35] Invitation-only event, but open to inquiries for invitations
[00:38:51] The conference will take place in Palm Beach, Florida.


[00:03:38] “Too much capacity chasing too little demand is one of the consequences of the cyclical nature of the logistics industry.”
[00:19:53] “The most successful companies tend to be doing one thing extremely well.”
[00:22:35] “Focus on doing one thing really well and become a leader in that area.”

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