Sixfold and Transporeon join forces to build the world’s most powerful real-time visibility network
Real-time visibility in the supply chain industry has just taken a major step forward. In partnership with Transporeon, our long-time partner and the leader in transportation logistics, we’re excited to announce a major new initiative that will empower more efficient, more sustainable and more crisis-resilient supply chains.
Our real-time visibility (RTV) technology will be integrated into Transporeon’s cloud-based execution platform, providing transport intelligence for more than 100,000 carriers and 1,200 shippers around the world.
Integrating our state-of-the-art RTV solution within Europe’s largest network of shippers and carriers will generate important scaling effects, enabling all of Transporeon’s customers to enjoy far greater transparency than any individual RTV solution could offer. This will address many of the visibility challenges that typically reduce resiliency and increase costs, instead delivering valuable business intelligence that customers wouldn’t otherwise have access to.
As well as representing a major development in logistics management and the delivery of a seamless customer experience, this integration also marks a significant step forward in the partnership between the two companies. Wolfgang Wörner, CEO of Sixfold, commented: “In just three years we have built one of the leading real-time visibility networks in Europe, thanks to our strategic partnership with Transporeon. Thus, joining forces to upgrade Transporeon's entire network is a logical and very exciting next step! By providing transparency into areas of the b2b supply chain previously unseen and untracked, this real-time visibility network will give businesses the insights needed to cut costs, optimise their supply chain and gain a competitive advantage.”
In terms of the platform itself, Transporeon will absorb all usage costs for real-time visibility (tracking and ETA calculation) until 31 August 2021. This will remove many of the upfront barriers that have previously hindered deployments. Furthermore, providing a single platform capability for seamless end-to-end execution of transport assignment, time slot management and real-time visibility will eliminate the need for costly and laborious integrations of standalone RTV solutions.
Stephan Sieber, CEO of Transporeon, said: “We’re serious about creating data transparency for all and combining visibility with execution will enable our customers to continuously improve their operations and open a whole new set of innovation potentials to all of us! Transporeon’s unique integrated solution and execution platform is conceived for all transports to be visibility-enabled. Once implemented, it will help our customers to better manage resources, increase their revenues and profitability, whilst ideally contributing to reduce carbon emissions!”
Click here to read the full Transporeon press release and find out how DS Smith, a leading provider of corrugated packaging, is using Sixfold to bring real-time visibility to its supply chain to manage short-term challenges and build long-term strategies.