GE Transportation, Chicago, and project44, Chicago, announced the integration of project44’s modern SaaS platform to augment and link GE Transportation’s railroad and shipper product suites. With project44, GE Transportation takes a step closer to providing a more predictable and reliable port-to-door supply chain ecosystem by connecting transportation data from railroad networks, yards, intermodal terminals and maritime ports into a single transportation management workflow.
“True port-to-door visibility goes beyond just tracking,” says Jennifer Schopfer, vice president and general manager of GE Transportation Transport Logistics. “The smartest and most efficient supply chains have full transparency across modes and nodes into pricing, routes, pickups, tracking, documents and payments, and that is exactly what project44 is helping us to achieve. This integration allows users to make critical transportation decisions faster because they have access to the right information at the right time regardless of where the data originates.”
Integrating project44’s API-first connectivity would extend GE Transportation’s ability to deliver the most visible and reliable supply chain possible. With this combined solution, transportation providers, logistics providers and cargo owners will have access to standardized and real-time data to help increase the capacity and fluidity of their entire supply chain. Ultimately, supply chain providers across the ecosystem (railroads, cargo owners, logistics providers, etc.) can monitor and respond to dynamic conditions, better use and align resources and proactively communicate and collaborate.
“GE Transportation leads the industry by combining decades of domain leadership with next-generation data and analytics to create a more visible and predictive transportation ecosystem,” says Tommy Barnes, president of project44. “Their focus on connecting shippers, receivers, ports, terminals, trucks, ships and railcars demonstrates the importance of digitizing and standardizing shipment data to make it accessible and usable to all stakeholders, and we’re honored to help power their cutting-edge initiatives now and in the future.”