The globalization of our economy — and the role that countries like China play in manufacturing goods that get consumed very far outside its borders — has been a big topic in the tech world. One of the sidenotes of that story is the role of shipping and distribution — an essential part of the equation, but one that carries a lot of risk: risk that products do not arrive on time, or in perfect condition, or perhaps in the worst cases, at all. That’s were Y-Combinator-backed HD Trade Services comes into the picture.

HD Trade Services has developed a suite of software for logistics services providers, delivered via portable-friendly tablet and smartphone apps, which lets them track the arrival and departure of products in warehouses to make sure that things are going where they are supposed to, and that products are what their suppliers say they are.

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