Supply chain visibility platform FourKites has announced a partnership with Gravity, a management system for shippers and freight forwarders, to incorporate real-time data from Gravity’s SaaS offering into FourKites to support tracking from collection through to delivery.
“Last-mile delivery generates a lot of attention and a lot of headlines, and often overshadows the importance of the first mile,” said FourKites founder and CEO Mathew Elenjickal.
“If you don’t have sufficient control over your upstream supply chain, everything that comes after the first mile will be less effective.”
Gravity’s application is used to manage purchase order processes, from order creation through changes and fulfilment. This data will integrate with FourKites’ real-time shipment visibility and order intelligence software to provide an exception-based, single source of truth for the entire order life cycle.
“Of any visibility provider on the market, we chose to partner with FourKites because of its deep, trusted relationships with many large Fortune 1000 customers,” said Graham Parker, CEO and founder of Gravity Supply Chain Solutions.
“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. 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.”