FourKites, a leader in supply chain visibility, today announced a partnership with Sony Network Communications Europe. The partnership will integrate data from Visilion – Sony’s real-time cargo and asset tracking solution – with FourKites’ real-time end-to-end visibility platform. This collaboration will help enterprise customers solve their most complex use cases. Now customers can view FourKites’ real-time data for shipments in transit and in the yard, along with Visilion’s real-time, granular data on cargo location and condition to provide best-in-class estimated times of arrival (ETAs). and improved end customer experiences.
Faced with ongoing global supply chain disruptions – including port congestion, port and rail strikes, global conflicts and more – businesses need more meaningful insights to mitigate avoidable delays and damages and keep goods moving to their final destinations. Real-time visibility and actionable analytics into shipment location, temperature and status are critical, especially for companies in the consumer goods, food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries that ship products that require specific transportation conditions to maintain quality .
“Companies today require more high-quality, real-time supply chain data,” said Nimesh Patel, Vice President of Global Alliances and Partnerships at FourKites. “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.”
Visilion, Sony’s real-time cargo and asset tracking solution, includes industry-leading bump, tilt and temperature detection capabilities to ensure goods are properly handled and maintained at the right temperature and humidity levels during transit, reducing losses be reduced. This functionality, combined with FourKites’ market-leading Dynamic ETA® for all modes, gives shippers a complete view of potential disruptions and product loss for goods in transit. Additionally, FourKites’ international tracking capabilities, along with Visilion’s sensor data, provide an additional dimension of granular visibility of sea containers, which often embark on complicated multi-stop voyages.
“FourKites’ shared commitment to industry-leading innovation, product quality and industry collaboration made them the obvious partner for us,” said Erik Lund, Head of Tracking Division, Sony Network Communications Europe. “We look forward to working together 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.”
Over the past year, FourKites has seen record growth in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets, delivering 97% YoY growth in shipments in October 2022 for the same period, while the number of carriers handling shipments track, has increased by 50% over the same period.
FourKites®, the leading supply chain visibility platform, extends visibility beyond transportation to shipyards, warehouses, stores and beyond. FourKites tracks more than 3 million road, rail, ocean, air, parcel and last mile shipments daily, reaching over 200 countries and territories. FourKites combines real-time data and powerful machine learning to help companies digitize their end-to-end delivery chains. More than 1,200 of the world’s best-known brands – including 9 of the top 10 CPG and 18 of the top 20 food and beverage companies – trust FourKites to transform their business and create more agile, efficient and sustainable supply chains. To learn more, visit https://www.fourkites.com/.