FourKites, a leader in supply chain visibility, has partnered with Gravity Supply Chain Solutions to offer real-time visibility into purchase orders and inbound shipments.
The partnership will focus on enhancing visibility in the first mile of the supply chain, which involves the transportation of raw materials and finished products from global suppliers to manufacturing and distribution centers.
“If you don’t have sufficient control over your upstream supply chain, everything that comes after the first mile will be less effective,” stressed FourKites’ founder and CEO, Mathew Elenjickal.
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Traditionally, companies have managed the first mile using manual processes like spreadsheets and phone calls, resulting in inefficiencies and higher costs.
To address these challenges, Gravity’s user-friendly Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution provides visibility and control throughout the purchase order process, integrating seamlessly with FourKites’ real-time shipment visibility and order intelligence solutions.
This integration ensures that customers have a comprehensive and accurate view of their supply chain, empowering them to collaborate efficiently with suppliers and make informed decisions – according to partners.
The joint solution offered by FourKites and Gravity aims to simplify operations by providing real-time updates, facilitating collaboration, and creating a centralised platform.
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“Our partnership will give these brands a seamless, end-to-end picture of their supply chain, so they can react quickly and confidently to any situation,” said Graham Parker, CEO and founder of Gravity Supply Chain Solutions.
“We have been impressed by FourKites’ innovative solutions, its collaborative culture and its impressive track record of delivering value to customers, and we’re thrilled to work together to fortify our efforts and provide a unique offering to the market.”
Last month, a new digital initiative aimed at enhancing supply chain performance and risk management kicked off during the Singapore Maritime Week.
The Networked Virtual Watch Tower (VWT) project is the result of a collaboration between the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) and the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI).