3Gtms and FourKites Announce Expanded Temperature Monitoring Integration
Greater automation, data sharing puts real-time temperature visibility at customers’ fingertips
Shelton, Conn. Feb. 15, 2018 — 3Gtms, Inc., a global provider of Tier 1 transportation management software, announced that its transportation management system, 3G-TM, now features integrated temperature tracking services in partnership with FourKites. FourKites is a real-time supply chain visibility and predictive analytics platform that shippers and 3PLs trust to track shipment location and temperature, and to proactively manage exceptions.
With a deeper integration and greater data sharing capabilities, food shippers and 3PLs that rely on 3Gtms and FourKites technology will find that temperature tracking has never been more automated or easier. The expanded control and visibility enables them to more closely monitor freight and ensure compliance with customer and regulatory requirements. When carriers accept tenders, the latest version of the 3G-TM TMS, v17.2, initiates tracking by automatically sending load details with temperature requirements to FourKites. Customers can establish, use, monitor and pass to FourKites’ load-level temperature requirements and receive real-time temperature readings with each status update to 3G-TM.
“Today’s food and beverage shippers contend with FSMA compliance requirements to monitor temperatures of freight in transit,” explained Peter Yost, Senior Director of Strategic Alliances at FourKites. “The FourKites temperature tracking service reports location and temperature data every 15 minutes to give shippers a complete and real-time view of their shipments. Now, using 3G-TM, users initiate tracking and FSMA logging requirements all seamlessly and automatically from within the TMS.”
“FourKites’ real-time tracking and notification abilities, combined with the automated workflow-based execution built into 3G-TM, allows unprecedented levels of control, monitoring and response,” noted J.P. Wiggins, vice president of logistics at 3Gtms. “You can fulfill your FSMA compliance and improve customer service with automated responses, customer status dashboards and user portals. It’s the best of both worlds.”
These latest temperature features are available immediately to all 3G-TM licensed users.
3Gtms is the fastest growing Tier 1 transportation management system (TMS) provider and is committed to giving mid-to-large shippers and logistics service providers a competitive advantage through technology. Whether you move $5 million or $5 billion in freight, the 3G-TM solution seamlessly manages the full transportation lifecycle, including transportation planning and optimization, execution and settlement, empowering customers to make better shipping decisions while meeting their service goals. 3Gtms’ reputation for being a trusted partner is reflected in customer satisfaction and retention rates that are unmatched in the TMS industry. For more information, visit: www.3gtms.com.
FourKites is the real-time supply chain visibility and predictive analytics platform that Fortune 500 companies and 3PLs trust to track shipment location and temperature and proactively manage exceptions. Using a proprietary predictive algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower their operating costs, improve on-time performance, and strengthen their end-customer relationships.
With a network of more than four million GPS/ELD devices, FourKites covers all modes, including ocean, rail, parcel, and over-the-road. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security. To learn more, visit www.fourkites.com.