Investment in real-time location updates and deep supply chain insights will power customer satisfaction and enhanced on-time delivery
CHICAGO, April 18, 2018 — FourKites, the leading supply chain visibility and predictive analytics platform, was selected by Coca-Cola Consolidated, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States, to provide real-time shipment location tracking and predictive analytics across its supply chain.
“Our partnership with FourKites reflects our deep commitment to delivering outstanding customer service,” said Brett Frankenberg, SVP of Product Supply Planning, at Coke Consolidated. “After conducting a thorough assessment of the visibility providers in the market, we concluded that FourKites delivered the greatest depth of product innovation, flexibility, and track record of customer success.”
Coca-Cola Consolidated will use FourKites’ proprietary network of telematics device partnerships, connected to more than 4.2 million assets in the U.S., to track the real-time location of shipments moving across the country and to continuously update arrival time predictions for each shipment. Their transportation team will use those updates to notify customers and supply chain partners when loads are running ahead of or behind schedule.
Coke Consolidated will also use FourKites Insights, an advanced analytics product, to identify insights on key operational metrics, including dwell times at delivery locations, and customer, carrier and lane analytics, to proactively drive continuous improvement.
“Coca-Cola Consolidated has a 116-year heritage of delivering exemplary service to consumers, customers and communities,” said Mathew Elenjickal, FourKites’ founder and CEO. “We are proud to be adding them to our broad network of enterprise shippers, to help ensure their customers receive shipments on-time, so that consumers can enjoy their iconic products.”
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About Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Coke Consolidated is the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. Our Purpose is to honor God, serve others, pursue excellence and grow profitably. For 116 years, we have been deeply committed to the consumers, customers, and communities we serve and passionate about the broad portfolio of beverages and services we offer. We make, sell and distribute beverages of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies in more than 300 brands and flavors across 16 states to over 64 million consumers. More information about the company is available at http://www.cokeconsolidated.com. Follow Coke Consolidated on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
FourKites is the fastest-growing predictive supply chain platform, delivering real-time visibility and execution 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.