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Real-Time Visibility into Freight Transportation

FourKites, a provider of real-time supply chain visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, has several new integrated enhancements for visibility and orchestration within JDA's Transportation Management and has joined forces with SMC³ to create a single integration point for all LTL carriers.

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  • FourKites is re-shaping the logistics industry for real-time transparency and efficiency. FourKites provides comprehensive real-time tracking and supply chain visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms. Using FourKites, the shipper, the broker, and the carrier can share…

  • JDA Software is the leading provider of end-to-end, integrated retail and supply chain planning and execution solutions for more than 4,000 customers worldwide. JDA’s unique solutions empower its clients to achieve more by optimizing costs, increasing revenue and reducing time to value so they…

  • SMC³ is the one-stop knowledge hub for less than truckload technology, data and education. The API-powered SMC³ Platform delivers unrivaled LTL analytical capabilities and shipment visibility data. Best known for its trusted

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By leveraging FourKites integrated real-time supply chain visibility platform, JDA customers receive a robust transportation solution that addresses all loads and supports carrier connectivity, efficient onboarding and real-time access to viewing the entire the supply chain.

FourKites presented the real-time supply chain visibility solutions at the JDA FOCUS 2017 global conference on April 26, 2017, detailing on how real-time visibility can improve overall customer service and carrier operations.

“We strive to make the customer journey as seamless as possible and believe visibility and orchestration are key components of that,” said Fabrizio Brasca, vice president, solution strategy, Intelligent Fulfillment at JDA.

“Utilizing FourKites’ ability to provide real-time, continuous location tracking, predictive analytics, interactive mapping and other features will allow JDA to continue to deliver unmatched transportation planning and execution capabilities to our customers.”

Rosemary Coates, President of Blue Silk Consulting and Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute

“FourKites recognizes that SMC3 continues to set API standards for the LTL transportation industry” Craig Fiander, senior vice president of global business development at FourKites

Covering the entire spectrum of the transportation industry, FourKites now provides the industry’s most comprehensive visibility capabilities - integrating Truckload, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), Rail, Parcel, and Ocean.

For LTL tracking, FourKites and SMC³ joined forces to create a single integration point for all LTL carriers to provide granular visibility information across all legs of the shipment.

By teaming up with an established and trusted LTL technology leader, FourKites is also recognizing that SMC³ continues to set API standards for the industry.

Data-driven supply chain calls for dependable, real-time LTL data when you need it, delivered with uncompromising security and with the connectivity to drive timely procurement decisions.

SMC³ rises to the challenge as the proven less-than-truckload leader in hosted technology solutions.

SMC³ provides access to the most accurate and timely LTL carrier rates, points of service and transit times available with SMC³’s hosted technology solution, a service-oriented-architecture (SOA) accessible via a Web service application programming interface (API) that easily integrates into any platform.

SMC³ optimizes every process in the LTL supply chain with industry-leading speed, reliability, and performance.

Transportation APIs & the SMC³ Platform

Execution & Visibility APIs: Dispatch, Shipment Status, Imaging
Deliver real-time transactional shipment communications.

  • Execution APIs ensure orchestrated dispatch
  • Visibility APIs enable real-time shipment visibility and intelligence

Built on a secure, private cloud, the SMC³ Platform can monitor each step in freight workflows - from pickup and in-transit to at-terminal and out-for-delivery - across the entire shipment lifecycle. Download: Transportation APIs & the SMC³ Platform

 

FourKites has also completed full integration of HERE Maps, providing truck-specific routing and mapping, which is now required for leading shippers and 3PLs.

It also further enhances ETA accuracy with Hazmat, 53′ trailer, and height/weight restrictions.

“FourKites is proud to deliver deep, industry-standard LTL and rail tracking capabilities to JDA’s recommended over-the-road shipment tracking platform,” said Craig Fiander, senior vice president of global business development at FourKites.

“With numerous JDA Transportation Management integrated customers, we have listened carefully to their needs and worked closely with the JDA team to deploy immediate Omni-modal functionality without any custom integration work. This highlights JDA and FourKites’ commitment to award-winning innovation.”

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Exploring the Future of LTL Pricing
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