Updates to FourKites' Dynamic Ocean Help Customers Quickly Mitigate Disruptions and Combat Fees with Greater Accuracy
Leading supply chain visibility provider FourKites® today announced several enhancements to Dynamic Ocean®, its next-generation ocean visibility solution. By providing better context, clarity and control throughout every ocean shipment, these new features help FourKites users worldwide mitigate disruptions, including conflict on the Red Sea and low water levels in the Panama Canal; reduce costly fees like preventable detention and demurrage charges; and exceed customer expectations.
"Adding FourKites' ocean visibility to our technology stack was an obvious choice, and it has paid off handsomely," said Davide Busato, Logistic Competence Center Innovation Project Manager at Barilla. "Now we don't need to spend time hunting for answers and instead can focus on more important tasks like acting on the FourKites data to improve customer satisfaction."
Dynamic Ocean leverages multilayered data to provide a robust, dependable and continuous picture of the end-to-end supply chain. With FourKites latest releases, supply chain managers can make the right decisions quickly when unexpected disruptions arise.
Specifically, new enhancements to Dynamic Ocean include:
"Our goals with FourKites in 2024 are to track 90% of our shipments, reduce penalties with carriers by 5% and decrease inefficient communication with partners by 10-15%," added Busato. "Thanks to FourKites' ability to send automatic ETAs with delay updates, among other features, we're well on our way to meeting these metrics."
FourKites' new ocean features also include an improved detention and demurrage dashboard and analytics to help customers reduce penalties tied to delays, manage carrier performance, and analyze cost and service levels by lane. Moreover, a real-time view of inbound inventory empowers companies to optimize safety stock and working capital, accelerate inventory turnover and delight customers through visibility-enhanced order processing, fulfillment, invoicing and collection.
Powering these enhancements is FourKites' deep trove of supply chain data such as schedule data on 11,000+ ocean lanes and data and integrations for 100+ carriers and 3,000+ services. In addition, FourKites provides detailed in-port tracking and congestion data at 150+ major global ocean terminals.
"In the face of military conflict in the Red Sea, storms and supply shortages, end-to-end visibility is critical to resilient ocean supply chains. And when disruptions do occur, minutes matter," says Priya Rajagopalan, Chief Product Officer at FourKites. "With our enhancements to ocean visibility, FourKites is giving cross-functional teams access to the real-time supply chain data and insights they need - helping them seamlessly integrate their international supply chain and keep their customers happy."
Enhancements to FourKites Dynamic Ocean are available starting today. For more information, visit https://www.fourkites.com/platform/ocean-freight-visibility/.
Leading global supply chain visibility platform FourKites® extends visibility beyond transportation into yards, warehouses, stores and beyond. Tracking more than 3.2 million shipments daily across road, rail, ocean, air, parcel and last mile, and reaching over 200 countries and territories, FourKites combines real-time data and powerful machine learning to help companies digitize their end-to-end supply chains. More than 1,200 of the world's most recognized 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/.