Tive is excited to be recognized as one of the Representative Vendors covered in Gartner’s recently released 2020 Market Guide for Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms(1).
According to the report, “Visibility continues to be one of the top technologies supply chain end users invest in. By 2023, 50% of global leading enterprises will have invested in real-time transportation visibility solutions.”
In fact, the Gartner report advises, “as companies look into the real-time transportation visibility market, there are key factors they should consider:
■ Modal coverage: Although the main volume of these solutions is for over-the-road transportation, also consider the vendors’ capabilities for other modes such as intermodal, rail, parcel, ocean and air.
■ Global presence: Many of the contracts have been specific to a single region, but Gartner observes an increasing number of RFPs that are of a more global scope. Understand the regions the vendor operates in.
■ Carrier network: The size of the carrier network and the quality and depth of the carrier connection will impact the easy onboarding of your carriers, the time to go live with the solution and the quality of the data.
■ Data quality: The goal of this solution is to receive data that will then be used to create valuable insights. It is important to understand how the vendor ensures the accuracy and quality of the data.
■ TMS partnerships: RTTVPs often work complementary to a TMS. Having existing integrations to a TMS will speed up implementation and will impact how the data can be used to drive workflows.
■ Compliance: Connecting to a RTTVP vendor does not always guarantee carrier and data compliance, so it is important to understand how the vendor addresses this. Looking at some reference customers is a good exercise to understand how a vendor achieves this.”
At Tive, we are helping logistics providers stay on top of their shipments, anticipate and identify problems, and fix them before it’s too late. For domestic and international third-party logistics providers (3PLs), we are changing the game for both full-truck-load (FTL) and less-than-truck-load (LTL) shipments.
A good example is Houston-based 3PL Crane Solutions, which has leveraged Tive’s in-transit supply chain tracking solutions to gain better visibility for customers and carriers alike. Learn how Crane improved on-time deliveries for high-end, high-value loads, which include the likes of server racks, solar panels, pharmaceuticals, and designer clothing.
With its global reach, Tive’s real-time transportation tracking platform can easy be applied to any transportation mode. Another great example of how Tive helps track ocean shipments can be found in our customer story on Radio Frequency Systems (RFS). RFS is a global designer and manufacturer of cables, antenna and tower systems, and total-package wireless solutions for major companies and sites worldwide, like the World Trade Center in New York, which utilizes an RFS broadcast cable.
For RFS, on-time arrival is key. Their products take weeks to fabricate and are shipped to customers as soon as they are completed. If a shipment arrives damaged or late, that can lead to huge cost ramifications, as installation crews and facilities are kept idle waiting for supplies to arrive.
At Tive, we are serious about expanding our technology capabilities and have fully embraced 5G. We’ve introduced the Tive Solo™ 5G, the first single-use multi-sensor tracker to provide global LTE/4G coverage, with real-time visibility into the location, temperature, humidity, shock, and light of your goods in-transit, at the item-level, from end to end.
As the market for RTTVPs continues to grow, Tive will be at the forefront with its full-service, supply chain data platform.
- Gartner, Market Guide for Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms by analyst Bart De Muynck, February 25, 2020.
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