Partnership enables Kraft Heinz to predict shipment arrival times, track load temperatures and analyze transportation operations
CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Kraft Heinz Company, the fifth largest food and beverage company in the world, has selected FourKites, the leading supply chain visibility and predictive analytics platform with a network of more than four million GPS-connected assets, to provide real-time freight tracking and monitoring across its supply chain.
As a company committed to providing high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions, whether at home, in restaurants or on the go, Kraft Heinz needed a global enterprise-grade visibility and temperature monitoring platform that could deliver predictive insights, and be implemented quickly, leveraging the industry’s largest network of technology partners.
“As an organization dedicated to the sustainable health of our people, our planet and our company, it is critical that our products are delivered on time and transported at the right temperatures. So we partnered with FourKites, the market-leader in supply chain visibility and predictive analytics, to continue achieving those objectives,” said Larry Breisinger, Head of Transportation, North America, at The Kraft Heinz Company. “We will use FourKites to gain unprecedented visibility into when each shipment will arrive, and be able to proactively monitor load temperatures to ensure high quality. By doing so, we will strengthen our customer relationships and optimize supply chain operations.”
FourKites is providing real-time tracking and predictive arrival times across transportation modes for Kraft Heinz, relaying GPS data on shipments moving by truck, train and parcel. Kraft Heinz is also using FourKites’ temperature tracking solution to monitor shipment temperatures in real-time. With FourKites’ Advanced Analytics, Kraft Heinz will be able to identify insights on key business drivers like dwell times at delivery locations, and customer, carrier and lane analytics to proactively drive the best possible decisions.
“In addition to serving as one of the foremost leaders in the food and beverage industry, Kraft Heinz is a recognized standard-bearer in operational excellence,” said Mathew Elenjickal, founder and CEO of FourKites. “We are excited that Kraft Heinz has decided to partner with us to use our best-in-class location and temperature tracking technology as well as our market-leading supply chain analytics and intelligence tools.”
For more information on FourKites, visit www.fourkites.com
About The Kraft Heinz Company
The Kraft Heinz Company is the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world. A globally trusted producer of delicious foods, The Kraft Heinz Company provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. The Company’s iconic brands include Kraft, Heinz, ABC, Capri Sun, Classico, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Ore-Ida, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters, Plasmon, Quero, Weight Watchers Smart Ones and Velveeta. The Kraft Heinz Company is dedicated to the sustainable health of our people, our planet and our Company.
FourKites is the real-time supply chain visibility platform that Fortune 500 companies and 3PLs trust to track shipment location and temperature and proactively manage exceptions. Using a proprietary predictive algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower their operating costs, improve on-time performance, and strengthen their 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 www.fourkites.com.