BDP International (BDP), a leading privately-owned global logistics and transportation services company, announced today it has engaged FourKites to provide solution design for predictive shipment visibility across the supply chain. This endeavor will expand the visibility provided by BDP's industry-leading visibility platform, BDP Smart Suite®.
FourKites, the fastest-growing freight visibility platform with the world’s largest shipper network, utilizes powerful machine learning to provide real-time shipment location data and predictive analytics to optimize the end-to-end supply chain.
“At BDP, we have always been committed to innovation and continuously advancing and adapting to meet the ever-growing needs of our customers,” said Mike Andaloro, President and Chief Operations Officer. “This engagement with FourKites is a testament to our pursuit of providing customers with the most innovative and dynamic technology offerings to secure better data and analytics surrounding their shipments. Our customers stand to reap the benefits of more precise and predictive ETAs, thereby improving visibility and providing added cost savings across the entire supply chain. We are excited to explore this opportunity with FourKites.”
Predictive tracking will enable programmed alerts to BDP and its customers, whether a container is in jeopardy of missing an inland cutoff, if a container is sitting idly for an extended period of time, or if a dray provider is late to a scheduled appointment, among others. Using advanced technology and data insights, FourKites provides more accurate figures to project actual departures and arrivals.
“As the visibility platform serving the world’s largest network of Fortune 500 shippers, we are excited to partner with a logistics industry leader such as BDP International on predictive tracking solution design,” said Mathew Elenjickal, founder and CEO of FourKites. “BDP's forward-thinking, innovative adoption of FourKites is a testament to BDP’s dedication to delivering exceptional customer service and operational excellence internationally.”