‘Lineage Logistics’ An International Warehousing And Logistics Startup Who is a Leading Innovator in Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain
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Headquarters location: Novi, Michigan, United States
Parent organization: Bay Grove Capital, LLC
Founded: 18 April 2012
Number of employees: 7,200 (2018)
Key people: Greg Lehmkuhl, CEO, and president
Lineage Logistics is the fastest-growing and most innovative company in the temperature-controlled logistics industry, which stores, transports, and delivers food eaten by every American. Lineage’s mission is to eliminate waste. To solve the complexities of moving temperature-controlled food safely, quickly, and efficiently worldwide, Lineage approaches these problems as a puzzle to be solved. For example, Lineage employs robotics and the mathematical formalizations of Tetris to store more frozen goods per square foot than was ever thought possible. Lineage customers include Walmart, Tyson, and McDonalds. In 2018, Lineage redesigned warehouse racks to store 25% to 40% more products in the same amount of space. The company also uses a large amount of data to help it learn how to better route trucks, reduce space (on average, 40% of refrigerated trucks are empty), and optimize loading. Thanks to its data prowess, what might have required 20 trucks can now be achieved with half as many.
Lineage was recognized as one of the most reputed Data Science companies in the annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2019, in addition to ranking 23rd overall in an evaluation of thousands of companies worldwide.