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SAP: increasing transparency in logistics

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Shippers often struggle with transparency across their logistics ecosystem, SAP wants to provide companies with access to real-time information.

The new partnership between SAP and project44 will provide joint solutions for key transportation processes. This includes, receiving and tracking to connect, automate and provide visibility data and insights. As a result, the solution will deliver a more holistic and consistent experience, saving time and resources, improving operations and driving business development in the economy.

“Shippers often struggle with little transparency across their logistics ecosystem due to volatile market conditions and siloed operations, which makes everything from staffing operations to keeping stock on shelves more difficult,” said Franz Hero, senior vice president, Supply Chain Development, SAP. “We want to provide shippers with access to real-time information that pinpoints their shipments’ location at all times and provides dynamic, predictive delivery ETAs. This information will improve shippers’ real-time decisions, to run more proactive, data-driven supply chains."

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What does this mean for SAP?

This new partnership marks a major milestone for SAP’s ‘network of networks’ strategy that aims to drive partnerships with world class innovators.

Who is project44?

Project44 founded in 2014, is an American company that strives to fix “the tech issues that plague the global supply chain.” The company ingests, cleanses and normalises high-quality data from a wide network of carriers. Integrating the company’s rich data with SAP Logistics Business Network will further strengthen the largest and fastest growing floval carrier network.

“Since its founding, project44 has been at the forefront in delivering the transportation and logistics industry the advanced visibility needed to make smarter and more proactive supply chain decisions. Together with SAP, we can enable the world’s leading organisations to know exactly where orders are during every step of the journey,” commented Jett McCandless, Founder and CEO of project44.

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