FourKites partners with Sony Network Communications Europe to help enterprise shippers deliver an exceptional customer experience


AMSTERDAM–()–Today’s leader in supply chain visibility FourKites announced a partnership with Sony Network Communications Europe. The partnership will integrate data from Visilion – Sony’s real-time freight and asset tracking solution – with FourKites’ real-time end-to-end supply chain visibility platform. This collaboration will help enterprise customers solve their most complex use cases. Now customers will be able to view real-time data from FourKites for in-transit and yard shipments, as well as real-time Visilion granular data on cargo location and status to provide the best hours of service. estimated arrival (ETA) of their category. and improved experiences for end customers.

Faced with ongoing global supply chain disruptions – including port congestion, port and rail strikes, global disputes and more – businesses need more meaningful information to mitigate preventable delays and damages, and to continue moving the goods to their final destinations. Real-time visibility and actionable analytics regarding the location, temperature and status of shipments is critical, especially for those in the consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries who ship products that require specific transit conditions to maintain quality.

“Companies today need more high-quality, real-time supply chain data,” said Nimesh Patel, vice president of global alliances and partnerships at FourKites. “Sony’s Visilion solution provides an additional layer of granular data on container contents and the status of sensitive and/or temperature-controlled shipments. Our partnership will ensure that this data becomes more accessible than ever to businesses around the world. »

Visilion, Sony’s real-time cargo and asset tracking solution, offers state-of-the-art shock, tilt and temperature detection capabilities, among others, to ensure goods are handled correctly and kept at the right temperature and humidity during transportation, thereby mitigating losses. This feature, combined with FourKites’ market-leading dynamic ETA® across all modes, provides shippers with complete visibility into potential disruptions and product losses for goods in transit. Additionally, FourKites’ international tracking capabilities, combined with Visilion sensor data, provide an added dimension of granular visibility into ocean containers that often move through complex multi-stop journeys.

“FourKites’ shared commitment to industry-leading innovation, product quality and industry collaboration made them an obvious partner for us,” said Erik Lund, Head of Tracking Division, Sony Network Communications Europe. “We look forward to working together to provide our joint customers with integrated supply chain data to drive better decision-making and ultimately more efficient supply chain operations – in Europe and beyond. in the world.”

Over the past year, FourKites has seen record growth in the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) marketsachieving 97% year-over-year shipment growth in October 2022. The number of customers tracking loads with FourKites in EMEA increased by 40% over the same period, while the number of carriers tracking tracking shipments increased by 50% over the same period.

About FourKites

FourKites Leading Supply Chain Visibility Platform® extends visibility beyond transportation into jobsites, warehouses, stores and beyond. Tracking over 3 million shipments per day by road, rail, ocean, air, parcel and last mile, and reaching over 210 countries and territories, FourKites combines real-time data and powerful machine learning to help companies digitize their end-to-end procurement. Chains. More than 1,200 of the world’s most recognized brands, including 9 of the top 10 CPGs and 18 of the top 20 food and beverage companies, trust FourKites to transform their business and create more agile, efficient and sustainable supply chains. To learn more, visit https://www.fourkites.com/.

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