Cardinal Health began working with Chicago-based freight tracking software startup FourKites last March on a pilot to track shipments of personal protective equipment between manufacturing plants and Cardinal’s distribution centers, according to The Wall Street Journal. Cardinal and FourKites, which said March 24 it raised a $100 million Series D round, told the Journal how they’re working to improve visibility into the medical supply chain.

Cardinal told the Journal it began looking at visibility technology before the COVID-19 pandemic, and since the pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in the medical supply chain, more manufacturers and suppliers are using tracking technology to ensure shipments of critical medical supplies arrive on time and intact.

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