PR Logo, FourKites Westlake Global Counds (c) 2024FourKites has announced that Westlake Global Compounds, a global manufacturer of PVC compounds, has enhanced its supply chain visibility with the FourKites platform. The platform will enable Westlake Global Compounds to better track internal and customer-bound shipments.

The FourKites platform will enable Westlake to enhance its logistics and customer service offerings. Through the introduction of real-time shipment tracking across North America. The company will also integrate the platform with its ERP, SAP 4/HANA. Thus ensuring that it improves the visibility of its customer stocking and speciality packaging. FourKites integrates with the SAP Business Network and SAP ERP and is available on the SAP Store.

The FourKites platform will extract data from the Westlake Global Compound technology stack. Enabling it to gain visibility of every SKU, Shipment, order and facility. The FourKites platform will then deliver visibility of truck shipments live. Thus enabling the company to identify whether there are delays in customer deliveries or inbound goods to its factories in real-time. That visibility will enable customer-facing and procurement teams to analyse the disruption. They will then take mitigating actions, such as sourcing alternatives and communicating with the relevant stakeholders.

Renee Havrilla, Vice Ppresident of Westlake Global Compounds and Westlake Dimex, commented, “Joining forces with FourKites and providing our customers with a best-in-class experience through real-time tracking positions us at the forefront of the PVC compounds market throughout the US. This collaboration is designed to enhance our ability to respond promptly and efficiently to our customers’ specific needs, reinforcing our commitment to providing state-of-the-art solutions.”

Mathew Elenjickal, founder and CEO of FourKites
Mathew Elenjickal, Founder and CEO of FourKites

Mathew Elenjickal, FourKites Founder and CEO said, “We are honored that Westlake Global Compounds selected FourKites to provide invaluable supply chain insights during a time of ongoing global disruption. Being able to proactively manage orders and communicate the real-time status of shipments is the best way to build customer loyalty. Westlake’s digitization efforts are commendable, and showcase the company’s commitment to staying at the leading edge of its industry.”

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Another significant customer has signed up for the FourKites Supply Chain Visibility Platform. Westlake appears to be rolling out the platform initially across North America. FourKites could enable the company to have visibility across all of its locations. Which include China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, the United States, and Vietnam.

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