Paper producers use FourKites to stay agile and satisfy customer expectations

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Consumer Demands Are Driving Change in Paper  Food Distribution

As with many industries today, speed and transparency are becoming critically important to the paper industry.  Speed to produce and speed to deliver is driving the optimization of the paper industry.

Part of increasing the speed involves making sure that all the raw materials and supplies needed are available.  With many factories switching over to just-in-time inventory management, it is key to have visibility into the inbound supply chain.  Having to shut down a factory because raw materials or supplies are not available is not an option in this competitive industry.

  • Deliver a unified view of real-time load data in transit: estimated arrival time, TMS shipping information, ELD/GPS location, TMS/Dispatch load assignment information, and unstructured data such as truck-specific routing, weather, traffic, and hazards.
  • Achieve real-time exception management through customizable filter, alerts, event notification as well as the ability to “follow” loads that have an impact on other transactions.
  • Streamline communications along supply chains, giving management the information it needs to optimize shipping, dock schedules, inventory management, and decision-making.
  • Ability to share load information with end-customers on a one -time or a permanent basis, giving them their own visibility into the supply chain.

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  • “FourKites has effectively differentiated itself from competitors by moving from ‘dots on a map’ to a fully actionable supply chain visibility solution. FourKites fills the blind spots in freight visibility, and provides orchestration tools that put the company miles ahead of its competition.”

    - Silpa Paul – Frost & Sullivan
  • “We are very excited to announce the integration of the FourKites shipment tracking services. The service adds a new option to the existing methods currently available to MercuryGate clients to obtain the reliable status of their shipments down to the SKU level.”

    - Monica Wooden – MercuryGate
  • “FourKites has helped us improve the visibility of the freight we manage on our dedicated assets and with carrier partners and provide the real-time estimated time of arrival information our customers need.”

    - Marty Wadle – Ruan Transportation Management Systems
  • “Freight visibility and true, actionable visibility has long been a priority for us. We chose FourKites because they’ve proven to provide the breadth and depth of capabilities that give us a ‘control tower’ view we need for our customers and our business.”

    - Jeff Kanterman – NFI
  • “After carefully evaluating many freight visibility platforms, it became abundantly clear that FourKites provides the most robust capabilities for Ryder’s NaviShare solution. FourKites has emerged as the leader in real-time freight visibility that will ultimately help our customers lower costs and improve supply chain efficiencies.”

    - Gary R. Allen – Ryder
  • “Utilizing FourKites’ ability to provide real-time, continuous location tracking, predictive analytics, interactive mapping and other features will allow JDA to continue to deliver unmatched transportation planning and execution capabilities for our customers.”

    - Fabrizio Brasca – JDA