Industry leaders earn FourKites’ annual Golden Kite Awards for demonstrating best practices across their end-to-end supply chain
CHICAGO — October 4, 2022 — Leading real-time supply chain visibility company FourKites announced the recipients of its annual Golden Kite Awards, which recognize best-in-class companies that are leveraging the FourKites® platform to achieve breakthrough results in five categories: Enterprise Collaboration, Improved Customer Experience, End-to-End Optimization, Supply Chain Agility and Green Earth. This year’s Golden Kite Award winners are Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Bayer, Land O’Lakes, ArrowStream and Cardinal Health.
“Congratulations to all of this year’s Golden Kite winners,” said FourKites founder and CEO Mathew Elenjickal. “As supply chain disruptions and challenges continue, FourKites customers are rising to the occasion, leveraging supply chain visibility to attain greater levels of service, reliability and resilience. This year’s Golden Kite Award recipients are best-in-class examples of how much companies can accomplish when they pursue widespread collaboration and smart application of big data across all corners of their supply chain.”
The Golden Kite Awards launched in 2019 to celebrate the hard work and success of FourKites customers who are achieving unprecedented results with supply chain visibility technology. This year’s winners — along with finalists KeHE Distributors, Clearwater Paper Corporation, GlobalTranz, T-Mobile, Haworth, Schneider National and Schreiber Foods — were celebrated last week at Visibility 2022, FourKites’ annual customer-focused event. This year, more than 850 global supply leaders gathered in Chicago to share best practices, collaborate on future product development, and network with like-minded peers.
Over the last 12 months, FourKites has experienced unprecedented growth. It has increased its customer base by over 80%, now totaling over 1,100 customers and 458,000+ carriers; it has seen nearly 60% growth in the number of shipments in its platform; and it has experienced 80% growth in ocean customers year over year, now tracking 98% of global ocean traffic. FourKites has also seen significant growth in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Last week, the company announced a strategic partnership and investment from Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to expand FourKites’ offering across APAC. Mitsui is just the latest industry giant to throw its weight behind FourKites, following strategic investments from FedEx, Zebra Technologies, Volvo Group Venture Capital and Qualcomm Ventures, LLC, over the past two years.
Leading supply chain visibility platform FourKites® extends visibility beyond transportation into yards, warehouses, stores and beyond. Tracking more than 2.8 million shipments daily across road, rail, ocean, air, parcel and courier, and reaching over 200 countries and territories, FourKites combines real-time data and powerful machine learning to help companies digitize their end-to-end supply chains. More than 1,100 of the world’s most recognized brands — including 9 of the top-10 CPG and 18 of the top-20 food and beverage companies — trust FourKites to transform their business and create more agile, efficient and sustainable supply chains. To learn more, visit https://www.fourkites.com/.