- Yamaha Corporation is deploying project44’s Ocean Visibility and Port Intel software solutions to improve transportation visibility between its factories and distributors, according to a Sept. 6 release.
- The software solutions will provide updates on shipment status, give accurate estimated time of arrival information and facilitate timely decision-making.
- “Rather than assuming the supply chain problems manufacturers experienced during the pandemic were transient, we have taken this opportunity to reexamine how we can function as a control tower for logistics among all group companies,” Tomohiro Kawami, general manager of Yamaha’s logistics division, said in a statement.
Supply chain disruptions over the past few years have led shippers to reevaluate the need for flexibility and visibility in their logistics and supply chain operations.
“We considered that our pressing need above all else is to quickly see the facts, including visualization of transportation status and data on historical performance,” Kawami said. “The evaluation was carried out in a multifaceted manner by dividing it into several factors.”
He further noted that project44’s solution was chosen after a “comprehensive assessment based on, for example, the ability to understand the impacts on our company in a timely manner when an incident occurs and whether Japanese support service is available locally.”
Implementation of the solution is almost complete as of the end of the last fiscal year, Kawami said.
“All members of my team are committed to working together to transform the way we work, from reactive to proactive, and to become more data-driven, which will be the critical point in our initiative,” he said.
Project44, which has an office in Tokyo, is gaining several customers in the supply chain space as more players look to leverage data to optimize their operations. Earlier this year, Nissan implemented project44’s Movement platform to strengthen end-to-end supply chain visibility for the Japan-based automaker’s shipments.