Expanded FourKites partnership builds off success in North America
AUGUST 14, 2018 — Cargill announced today it has selected FourKites to provide predictive shipment visibility across the company’s Brazilian food ingredient operations, expanding on Cargill’s existing North American shipment visibility partnership with FourKites, based on the program’s success.
FourKites, the freight visibility platform with the world’s largest shipper network, will provide real-time shipment location data and arrival time predictions for Cargill’s food shipments moving from company facilities to customer delivery sites.
“This international expansion of FourKites predictive tracking reflects Cargill’s commitment to delivering outstanding customer service in every region where we operate,” said Jeannie Frana, Global Process Owner, Cargill Transportation and Logistics. “After successfully implementing FourKites within our North American operations and seeing the power that predictive shipment visibility could bring, we concluded that FourKites was the provider best equipped to scale visibility internationally.”
Predictive shipment tracking in Brazil will enable Cargill to notify Brazilian customers proactively when shipments are running ahead of or behind schedule, and to manage those exceptions to minimize customer impact.
This expansion builds on Cargill’s existing partnership with FourKites in North America, where Cargill uses FourKites to track both truckload and less-than-truckload (LTL) loads. Cargill also drives continuous improvement by analyzing data from FourKites Insights, an advanced analytics suite.
“As the visibility platform serving the world’s largest network of Fortune 500 shippers, we are proud to have the opportunity to scale internationally with admired companies like Cargill,” said Mathew Elenjickal, founder and CEO of FourKites. “Cargill’s forward-thinking, innovative adoption of FourKites in North America has been exemplary, and this expansion of FourKites tracking into Brazil is a testament to Cargill’s dedication to delivering exceptional customer service and operational excellence internationally.”
For more information on FourKites, visit https://www.fourkites.com
Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 153 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.
For more information, visit http://www.cargill.com.
FourKites is the fastest-growing predictive supply chain visibility platform, delivering real-time visibility and analytics for the broadest network of Fortune 500 companies and third-party logistics firms. 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. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security.
To learn more, visit https://www.fourkites.com.