The Canadian branch of Walmart has agreed a new partnership with FourKites for the development and furthering of the company's supply chain visibility and predictive analytics capabilities.
Walmart Canada will use FourKites supply chain platform to track the real time location and predictive shipment times across its Canadian operations that span over 400 stores a number of distributions centers within the region.
Walmart staff will be able to use FourKites' mobile app to track these, leveraging the company's GPS-connected assets.
“Walmart Canada’s partnership with FourKites reflects our deep commitment to delivering an outstanding customer experience,” said John Bayliss, senior vice president, logistics & supply chain.
“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.”
The implementation of this technology will allow Walmart Canada to better optimize its operations, including staffing levels, assignments and minimizing truck waiting times.
“We are proud to be partnering with Walmart Canada to enhance the end-customer experience through predictive shipment tracking and insights,” said Mathew Elenjickal, FourKites’ founder and CEO. “As the real-time visibility provider to many of Walmart’s suppliers, we look forward to seeing the strength of our data network translate into stronger customer experiences.”