FourKites, a leading supply chain visibility company, today announces a partnership with Sony Network Communications Europe. This 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. The collaboration will help help enterprise customers solve their most complex use cases. Now, customers will be able to view real-time data from FourKites related to shipments in transit and at depot, as well as real-time granular data from Visilion related to cargo location and status to provide best hours of
Faced with ongoing disruptions within global supply chains, including port congestion, port and rail strikes, global disputes and more, businesses need more relevant information to minimize delays and avoidable damage. and continue to move the goods to their final destinations. Real-time visibility and actionable data regarding the location, temperature and status of shipments is critical, especially for companies in the FMCG, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceutical industries that ship products requiring specific transit conditions to maintain quality.
“Companies today need more real-time, high-quality supply chain data,” said Nimesh Patel, vice president of global alliances and partnerships at FourKites. “Sony’s Visilion solution provides an additional set of granular data relating to container contents and the status of sensitive and/or temperature-controlled cargo. Through our partnership, this data will become 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 sensing capabilities, among others, to ensure goods are handled correctly and maintained at a temperature as well as a correct humidity level during transport in order to minimize losses. This functionality, combined with the Dynamic ETA ® solutionFourKites’ market-leading, multi-modal capability provides shippers with complete visibility into potential disruptions and product losses for goods in transit. Additionally, FourKites’ global tracking capabilities, combined with Visilion sensor data, add a new dimension to the granular visibility of containers that often travel complex shipping routes with multiple stopovers.
“With its shared commitment to cutting-edge innovation, product quality and industry collaboration, FourKites has proven to be an obvious partner for us,” said Erik Lund, Head of Tracking Division, Sony Network Communications Europe. “We look forward to collaborating to provide our joint customers with integrated supply chain data to drive better decision-making and ultimately optimize supply chains in Europe and across the globe. »
Over the past year, FourKites has experienced record growth in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets , achieving 97% YoY growth in shipments in October 2022. The number customers tracking shipments with FourKites in the EMEA region increased by 40% over the same period, while the number of carriers tracking shipments increased by 50% over the same period.
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