Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Tradecloud

Founded in 2013 in Delft, the Netherlands, by Tonnis de Boer (CEO, pictured) and Marcel Matthijs (CTO), Tradecloud is based on the belief that technology and big data analysis can help companies to improve their time-to-market and manufacturing flexibility in order to survive in today’s challenging market.

Developed as a strategic tool for process innovation, Tradecloud is a 100% cloud-based SaaS (pay-as-you-go) platform that helps mid-market to make their global supply chains more predictable, automate operational processes and focus on exceptions.

The fast-growing network of thousands of connected B2B buyers and suppliers already includes Eriks, Nooteboom, Quooker, Solar, Fabory, Bosch, Gazelle, Agrifac, Intersafe and many more. They collaborate in real time on forecasts, orders and shipments to improve their speed and efficiency, increase margins and reduce waste.

Upcoming SME solution

Compared with traditional software, the platform shortens implementation times, reduces subscription costs and speeds up and simplifies supplier onboarding. Tradecloud, which currently employs 20 people, has a key partnership with YesDelft! and has been identified by Gartner as an upcoming SME solution to watch.

The company has raised undisclosed amounts from investors in two funding rounds, in 2014 (from Peak Capital) and 2016 (from InnovationQuarter and Paul van Keep). Tradecloud wants to make the network and its data available to as many companies as possible (not just the top 5%), and ultimately aims to become the number-one supply chain platform for the global manufacturing industry.