September 21, 2017

FourKites integrates freight-tracking tool with Manhattan TMS

Combined platform reveals real-time ETAs for tractors, trailers, and containers, firm says.

By DC Velocity Staff

Logistics software provider FourKites Inc. said today it has integrated its real-time freight tracking platform with a transportation management system (TMS) from supply chain software developer Manhattan Associates Inc. in a move to offer sharper shipment visibility to corporations practicing omnichannel operations.

Chicago-based FourKites said its freight visibility product will be available for both the cloud-based and on-premise versions of Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based Manhattan's Transportation Planning and Execution tool, allowing Manhattan customers to access FourKites' tracking data directly through the Manhattan interface.

The integration offers users access to real-time estimated times of arrival (ETAs), based on 15-minute location updates for tractors, trailers, and containers generated by global positioning system (GPS) devices and electronic logging devices (ELDs), FourKites said.

"Visibility is a critical component of successful transportation operations. Manhattan's partnership with FourKites gives our customers effortless and inexpensive access to the critical, real-time shipment status information that improves customer service levels," Gregg Lanyard, director of product management for Manhattan Associates, said in a statement.

The announcement is the latest integration for FourKites, which has also partnered this year with TMS platforms from HaulFox LLC, BluJay Solutions, and JDA Software Group Inc.


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