Visibility Platform Leader Highlights Customer Success, Rapid Pace of Innovation and Growth at Annual User Conference
CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — At its second annual Visibility Conference, FourKites®, the leader in predictive supply chain visibility, today recognized four companies that are leveraging real-time visibility to improve customer satisfaction and achieve greater business results. From a pool of Fortune 500 applicants covering a range of industries – including manufacturing, food and beverage distribution, and consumer packaged goods – this year’s inaugural Golden Kite Awards went to C&S Wholesale Grocers, PetSmart, Ryder and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. Winners were determined by votes from FourKites’ network of shippers, carriers and 3PLs.
In the year since FourKites last convened its comprehensive network of Global 1000 companies and third-party logistics firms, the company has experienced tremendous growth in its carrier network and international load volume, including a nearly 260 percent increase in the latter and 3x growth in the number of countries in which it is tracking loads. In addition, FourKites introduced several industry-first innovations, including Appointment Manager(SM) for more efficient appointment scheduling; Lane Connect(SM) for predictive capacity management; Facility Manager(SM) for improved warehouse operations; Network Visibility(SM) for insight into inbound vendor-managed freight; Recommendation Engine(SM) for better on-time delivery; and Dynamic ETA(SM) for more accurate arrival predictions. These innovations have helped FourKites’ entire ecosystem of supply chain partners – shippers, suppliers, retailers, 3PLs and carriers – collaborate in real time to create more efficient, transparent and sustainable supply chains.
“FourKites’ success is inextricably linked to our customers’ success,” said Mathew Elenjickal, FourKites’ founder and CEO. “Customer feedback and collaboration fuel our innovation and our roadmap. In that spirit, I’d like to congratulate our first batch of Golden Kite Award winners, and acknowledge the entire FourKites ecosystem for its indispensable contributions to the supply chain visibility movement.”
FourKites, Lane Connect, Facility Manager, Network Visibility, Recommendation Engine and Dynamic ETA are service marks of FourKites, Inc.
FourKites is the largest predictive supply chain visibility platform, delivering real-time visibility and predictive analytics for the broadest network of Global 1000 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 truckload, LTL, ocean, rail, intermodal, last mile and parcel. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security.
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