Supply chain visibility company FourKites has partnered with Sony Network Communications Europe to provide customers with enhanced tracking and real-time data on the progress of distributed cargo.
Data from Sony’s real-time freight and asset tracking solution Visilion will be integrated into FourKites’ end-to-end supply chain visibility platform to help customers solve complex use cases.
FourKites will provide real-time data on stored or transported shipments, while the Visilion system will provide information on the location and condition of the cargo. The two anticipate that this combination of software will provide increasingly accurate estimated times of arrival (ETA) and better experiences for end customers.
The company also believes these insights best inform organizations on how to make decisions in dealing with disruptions that are unfortunately commonplace in the world of modern logistics, such as: B. Port congestion, strikes by transport workers and the impact of global conflicts.
Nimesh Patel, Vice President of Global Alliances and Partnerships at FourKites, said, “Companies today require more high-quality, real-time supply chain data.”
Patel believes the company’s partnership with Sony can provide this, as he says: “Sony’s Visilion solution provides an additional layer of granular data on the contents of containers and the status of sensitive and/or temperature-controlled shipments. Our partnership will ensure that this data becomes more accessible than ever to businesses around the world.”
Erik Lund, Head of the Tracking Division at Sony Network Communications Europe, agrees, adding: “We look forward to working together [with FourKites]To provide our mutual customers with integrated supply chain data to enable better decision making and ultimately more efficient supply chain operations – in Europe and around the world.”