SEATTLE, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FLEXE, an online marketplace that connects businesses in need of flexible warehouse space and services to more than 300 warehouse operators across North America, has been named a 2016 Cool Vendor in Supply Chain Services1 by Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company.
"It's an honor to be recognized by Gartner and we feel this additional point of validation shows that we're on the right path to transforming the supply chain and logistics industry," said Karl Siebrecht, co-founder and CEO of FLEXE.
The annual report was released today and identifies five supply chain service companies that Gartner recognizes as innovative, impactful and intriguing. Gartner clients and subscribers can access the report here: http://www.gartner.com/document/3277837
Launched in 2004, the Cool Vendors program also develops similar reports that identify emerging tech leaders in categories including Digital Workplace, Big Data, Mobile and Wireless and several others.
"FLEXE 'virtualizes' warehouse space so businesses can dynamically customize their warehousing and fulfillment operations as their needs change – this is a huge benefit to the supply chain and logistics industry," said Fritz Lanman, a former Microsoft executive and Angel investor in Pinterest, Square, Wish and other tech startups. "As the pioneers of this model, and with the scale they've already achieved in building their network of more than 300 warehouses, we believe that FLEXE is positioned for long-term category leadership and could become a business on the scale of AirBnb or Amazon Web Services."
1 Gartner Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Services, 2016, April 12, 2016
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FLEXE connects organizations that need warehousing space to organizations with extra space. The company's platform transforms how logistics and supply chain professionals manage growth, inventory peaks, returns and new market entry by creating warehouse networks that scale as necessary. Based in Seattle, Wash., FLEXE has an online marketplace with more than 300 warehouses in over 45 markets across North America. More information on the company and its services can be viewed online at www.flexe.com.
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