Unlock Agility & Efficiency for Your Food & Beverage Supply Chain

FourKites delivers the real-time supply chain visibility that food and beverage shippers need to eliminate waste from their operations and better serve their customers.

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Food and Beverage

Discover Why 18 of the Top-20 Global F&B Shippers Rely on FourKites

With the largest network of logistics tracking data and proprietary machine learning technology, FourKites’ real-time visibility platform powers data-driven insights and proactive risk management on your food and beverage shipments.

  • Improve Customer Satisfaction: Deliver on time and in full, and give your customers full visibility along the way, with delivery notifications and live tracking dashboards.
  • Lower Operating Costs: In food and beverage transportation, charges add up quickly. FourKites helps you minimize those risks by reducing dwell, optimizing labor planning and preventing product loss on temperature-controlled shipments.
  • Reduce Waste: Eliminate wasted staff time on status calls and at the loading dock, with real-time notifications and unprecedented ETA accuracy for incoming deliveries.

Challenges Facing Food & Beverage Shippers

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OTIF Requirements

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Tight Delivery Windows

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Long Dwell Times

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Sensitive Inventory

Predictive Visibility for an Industry Where Timing is Everything

Know exactly where your shipments are, pinpoint when they’ll arrive and see risks before they impact your delivery.

  • FourKites’ market-leading visibility solutions enable seamless collaboration and precise supply chain orchestration in an industry where minutes matter.
  • From internal moves to customer deliveries, FourKites gives a single-pane-of glass view into all your transportation operations.
  • Eliminate data siloes with FourKites’ real-time visibility platform, and collaborate seamlessly with your partners to streamline processes, build stronger relationships and improve service levels.
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage

How FourKites Improved Performance for Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods, one of FourKites’ first customers, is a leader in leveraging technology for best-in-class supply chain operations. With FourKites, Smithfield has been able to:

  • Improve on-time delivery rates from 87% to 94%
  • Streamline procurement processes
  • Reduce detention charges and automate payouts
  • Improve customer service

Check out the webinar below to hear Jeff Covington, Supply Chain Manager at Smithfield Foods, outline the real-world examples of how FourKites has delivered tangible ROI for Smithfield’s supply chain.

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Unparalleled Value for F&B Shippers

Collaborative Visibility for Next-Generation Supply Chain Orchestration

Your competitive advantage lies in your ability to see into every corner of your supply chain — both for managed and vendor-managed inbound freight. FourKites delivers unprecedented visibility and data transparency on every load that matters to you.

  • Optimize dock utilization and reduce detention with complete inbound visibility.
  • Minimize safety stock and improve forecasting with live tracking and predictive ETAs for inbound inventory.
  • Reduce check calls with customizable status and event notifications.
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage

Don’t Just Identify Spoilage Prevent it with Advanced Temperature Tracking

F&B shippers who manage temperature-sensitive goods now have the tools they need to stay ahead of spoiled inventory or damaged customer relationships.

  • Create targeted notifications using customizable temperature requirements, variance thresholds and alert settings.
  • Share tracking and temperature data with customers.
  • Proactively intervene when load temperatures fall above or below thresholds, minimizing lost product and wasted travel time.
  • Maintain compliance with historical records of temperature data, and analyze trends by region, product type or carrier.
 

How Land O’ Lakes Reduced Dwell and Improved Service

Using FourKites in conjunction with its existing logistics partnerships, Land O’Lakes reduced median dwell time by 21% per load in just three months. Monitoring the impact of load volume on dwell time and digitizing check-in procedures were both major components of the company’s success.

In addition to dwell time improvement, Land O’ Lakes improved customer service by growing user engagement with FourKites across its food and agribusiness operations.

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A Supply Chain Leader’s Guide to Optimizing Food & Beverage Logistics

Tastes change, markets change and delivery demands change, but when armed with real-time supply chain visibility, food and beverage shippers can be more agile in a rapidly changing world. Download the eBook today to learn how to level-up your F&B supply chain operations!

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