FourKites announced a partnership with Walmart Canada to provide real-time location tracking and predictive shipment arrival times across its Canadian operations. Walmart Canada will also use FourKites Insights, a supply chain analysis product to optimize operations.
“We will use FourKites’ predictive tracking technology to know precisely when shipments will arrive at our distribution centers and at our stores, so we can ensure that customers find the products they’re looking for so they can save money and live better,” John Bayliss, senior vice president, logistics and supply chain said.
Leveraging FourKites’ network of GPS-connected assets, Walmart Canada will track over-the-road and rail shipments of freight into its distribution centers, enabling facility managers to optimize staffing levels and assignments and minimize truck waiting times.
At store-level, Walmart Canada managers will use FourKites’ mobile app to get real-time updates on load delivery to more efficiently determine when employees should plan to unload and stock product.