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FourKites temperature tracking keeps chickens fresh

Steve Rogerson
May 1, 2018



Chicken, turkey and pork group Perdue Foods has selected Chicago-based FourKites to provide real-time temperature and location tracking of shipments across its supply chain.
 
“This investment in enhanced temperature monitoring and location tracking will further strengthen our commitment to customer service quality across our supply chain,” said Rich Hernandez, VP of transportation and warehousing at Perdue Foods.
 
Perdue Foods will leverage FourKites’ proprietary network of telematics device partnerships to capture the real-time temperature of refrigerated containers across North America. If a load temperature lands outside a pre-defined range, FourKites will automatically trigger an alert to specified team members, who can take early action to remedy potential temperature issues before freshness is jeopardised.
 
At the same time, FourKites is providing real-time location tracking with predictive arrival times across Perdue Foods’ operations, continuously updating arrival time predictions based on GPS data. Perdue Foods’ supply chain team will use location tracking to notify customers and supply chain partners when loads are running ahead or behind schedule.
 
Perdue Foods will also use FourKites Insights to identify insights on key business drivers such as dwell times at delivery locations, and customer, carrier and lane analytics to drive the best decisions proactively.
 
“Perdue Foods is committed to delivering the best possible experience for consumers, retail customers and supply chain partners,” said Mathew Elenjickal, FourKites’ founder and CEO. “We are proud to be working with this third-generation family company that is embracing technology to continue its legacy of exceptional quality.”
 
Perdue farms is a family owned, US food and agriculture company. The Perdue brand is known for fresh chicken in the USA, and Perdue AgriBusiness is an international agricultural products and services company.