- Nissan Motor Company implemented a project44 software tool to gain greater end-to-end supply chain visibility for its shipments, the companies announced last week.
- The project44 Movement platform, which connects Nissan’s shipment data from its existing platform, offers shipment tracking, carrier insights and other benefits, a Nissan spokesperson told Supply Chain Dive in an email.
- “By using the project44 platform ... we can obtain and visualize movement information, which has been partially obtained only in analog form, in real time,” the spokesperson said. “We believe that disruptions can be minimized through use of countermeasures.”
Automakers have had to get creative to strengthen their supply chains amid production delays, shipping challenges and parts shortages.
The Movement platform supports all shipping modes, widens carrier coverage and allows Nissan to use data in multiple ways, Nissan’s spokesperson said.
“That information about the movement of the target Shipment can be visualized using the project44 platform,” according to Nissan. “Since information is shared via an API, it is possible to get data structured in a way such that further analysis can be performed in-house.”
The platform provides order-level visibility across global modes, including multimodal estimates, from raw material to consumer doors, said Adam Compain, project44 senior vice president of product marketing.
It works by connecting to the carriers and transportation network responsible for moving Nissan’s goods and integrating with the IT systems they currently use, which includes planning, order management, ERP, TMS, WMS and other systems, Compain said.
The Movement platform will also enable Nissan to better track its Scope 3 emissions and make informed decisions to meet supply chain sustainability goals, Compain said.
Nissan plans to use project44’s platform for its global operations, but due to varying infrastructure and regulation differences between each country and region, the automaker plans to roll out the capability gradually.