FourKites Upskills Logistics Professionals with Platform Certification Courses

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CSCMP endorses FourKites certification as part of its continuing education program

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“Today’s logistics and supply chain management professionals must always be learning, as our discipline is continually growing, evolving and taking advantage of the opportunities and tools that are developed,” said Rick Blasgen, President and CEO of CSCMP.

FourKites®, the pioneer in predictive supply chain visibility, today announced a unique continuing education platform that encourages ongoing learning in visibility-related topics for shippers. With a goal of helping their partners and customers maximize the value of supply chain visibility, FourKites is investing in the logistics community by helping to build technical competencies through a culture of learning. The FourKites learning platform for shippers will be followed in early 2020 by two new platforms designed specifically for carriers and 3PLs.

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) will count FourKites learning platform classes and certification as part of its continuing education requirements for its own certification process. “Today’s logistics and supply chain management professionals must always be learning, as our discipline is continually growing, evolving and taking advantage of the opportunities and tools that are developed,” said Rick Blasgen, President and CEO of CSCMP. “CSCMP is the premier association for this discipline, and it is our obligation to keep abreast of the latest in our field. We will always bring the best education to our members, and we're proud to partner with FourKites to bring that education to more supply chain professionals.”

Based on MIT’s method of modular, active learning, the self-paced courses will explore FourKites’ platform in depth, teaching participants the ins and outs of load tracking, integrations, visibility best practices and tools for success, including notification rules and analytics dashboards. Participants can take only those classes they are interested in, or they can complete four of the six modules to earn FourKites Certification.

"Collaboration is the next frontier in supply chain management, and a robust community is vital to facilitating productive collaboration. This new online certification program is open to anyone in the FourKites community who wants to be on the cutting edge of innovation,” said FourKites COO Stephanie Kolaczynski. “By better understanding the FourKites platform and the value of interconnectivity, both within and outside their organization, FourKites-certified logistics professionals can optimize their end-to-end supply chain.”

Since launching five years ago, FourKites has pioneered the industry shift to real-time visibility, enabling shippers to improve on-time delivery and orchestrate their supply chains based on actionable data and predictive intelligence. With a network that now includes more than 380 of the world’s top shippers, including 18 of the top-20 food and beverage companies and nine of the top-10 CPG companies, FourKites tracks more than 600,000 shipments every day.

About FourKites
FourKites is the largest predictive supply chain visibility platform, delivering real-time visibility and predictive analytics for the broadest network of Global 1000 companies and third-party logistics firms. Using a proprietary algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower operating costs, improve on-time performance and strengthen end-customer relationships. With a network that spans millions of GPS/ELD devices, FourKites covers all modes, including truckload, LTL, ocean, rail, intermodal, last mile and parcel. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security.

To learn more, visit https://www.fourkites.com.

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