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Innovation technology investment to ensure freshness and on-time delivery

CHICAGO, April 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Perdue Foods, a leader in premium, branded proteins, has selected FourKites, the leading supply chain visibility and predictive analytics platform, to provide real-time temperature and location tracking of shipments across its supply chain.

“This investment in enhanced temperature monitoring and location tracking will further strengthen our commitment to customer service quality across our supply chain,” said Rich Hernandez, VP of Transportation and Warehousing, Perdue Foods.

Perdue Foods will leverage FourKites’ proprietary network of telematics device partnerships to capture the real-time temperature of refrigerated containers across North America, using FourKites Temperature. If a load temperature lands outside a pre-defined range, FourKites will automatically trigger an alert to specified team members, who can take early action to remedy potential temperature issues before freshness is jeopardized. At the same time, FourKites is providing real-time location tracking with predictive arrival times across Perdue Foods’ operations, continuously updating arrival time predictions based on GPS data. Perdue Foods’ supply chain team will use location tracking to notify customers and supply chain partners when loads are running ahead of or behind schedule.

Perdue Foods will also use FourKites Insights 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.

“Perdue Foods is committed to delivering the best possible experience for consumers, retail customers, and supply chain partners,” said Mathew Elenjickal, FourKites’ founder and CEO. “We are proud to be working with this third-generation family company that is embracing technology to continue its legacy of exceptional quality.”

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About Perdue Farms

We’re a third-generation, family owned, U.S. food and agriculture company. Through our belief in responsible food and agriculture, we are empowering consumers, customers and farmers through trusted choices in products and services. We focus on continuously improving everything we do, constantly learning, and sharing those insights across different production methods. That innovative approach is driving change throughout the company and onto farms. This continuous advancement is leading us toward our vision of becoming the most trusted name in food and agricultural products.

The PERDUE® brand is the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., and Perdue AgriBusiness is an international agricultural products and services company. As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2020, our path forward is about getting better, not just bigger. We never use drugs for growth promotion in raising poultry and livestock, and we are actively advancing our animal welfare programs. Our brands are leaders in no-antibiotics-ever chicken, turkey and pork, and in USDA-certified organic chicken. We’ve increased our support for the family farm by creating new markets, including specialty crops. Through agricultural services, we give farmers more options for the acre, including conversion to organic production and products and services that increase the sustainability of conventional agriculture. Learn more at

About FourKites

FourKites is the fastest-growing predictive supply chain platform, delivering real-time visibility and execution for 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

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