235: Use Real-Time Visibility To Transform Your Entire Supply Chain, with FourKites


Today I’m joined by FourKites, a market-leading next-generation real-time transportation visibility platform for logistics and supply chain.

FourKites is the world’s fastest-growing predictive supply chain platform, delivering real-time visibility and execution for Fortune 500 companies and third-party logistics firms across 70 countries. Using a proprietary algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower operating costs, improve on-time performance, and strengthen end-customer relationships. With a network of more than four million GPS/ELD devices, FourKites covers all modes including ocean, rail, parcel and over-the-road.

Today Chris Brumett, Vice President of Facility & IoT Solutions, and Courtland Halbrook, Director of Product Management at FourKites, join me to chat all about the company: what they do; their Dynamic Yard management solution; the importance of collaboration and visibility in supply chain; and why we all need to be committing to sustainability.

 

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

 

[06.32] An overview of FourKites, what they do and how they help their customers.

“We integrate with the complexities of the shippers’ supply chain in order to help standardize and provide actionable insights to each data stream.”

[9.18] A closer look at FourKites’ Dynamic Yard Management software.

“You’d be surprised at the large organizations that still use pen and paper and clipboards, that are not leveraging the technology… We’re in a state now where you just can’t do that, you need to digitize operations.”

[12.49] Exactly how customers can benefit by using Dynamic Yard.

“By providing that level of visibility, and traceability once it’s in the facility, we can help companies better manage that expense.”

[17.13] How integration and implementation works with FourKites Dynamic Yard solution.

“Integration means two different things – operational and technical – and it’s the blending of these two that allow our customers to unlock value.”

[19.52] From collaboration to culture, what makes FourKites so special.

“It’s cliché, but it always comes down to the people… Our people live and breathe the industry.”

[21.47] Collaboration: why it’s so important, and how co-innovation with the community has helped FourKites to grow and strengthen its offering.

[25.49] FourKites commitment to sustainability, and how Dynamic Yard can help businesses to meet their own eco goals.

[28.14] Automation, the key trend for 2022 and beyond.

[30.49] The ideal customer for FourKites’ Dynamic Yard solution.

[31.59] A case study, detailing how the FourKites platform brought efficiencies to a key customer, and paid for itself within three short months.

[33.41] The future for FourKites.

 

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Head over to FourKite’s website now to find out more and discover how they could help you too.

You can also connect with FourKites and keep up to date with the latest over on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, or you can connect with Chris on LinkedIn or Courtland on LinkedIn.

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