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Integration of Wialon and Sixfold for improving shipment workflow

15 April, 2020
Tatsiana Charnavets

We’re introducing the Wialon integration with the Sixfold platform to provide better monitoring of carrier performance. How is it working? How to get the solution? Find the answers to these and other questions below.

About Sixfold

Sixfold is Europe’s leading real-time transportation visibility platform which supports customers in more than 25 European languages. The most notable feature of the Sixfold system is its prediction engine that empowers incoming raw telemetry, map, and weather data with machine learning algorithms. This, in turn, enables proactive alerts on any delays and helps to plan operations in the best way. 

Problem

The Sixfold’s clients are mainly shippers and logistics service providers, who need telematics providers to get the transportation visibility of their carriers and sub-contractors. The main challenge they face is inefficient freight monitoring. Getting the live status of a customer order costs a lot of time and effort. The companies have to make repeated calls to drivers to check every delivery, and often they need to manually send inquiries by e-mail to update their status. 

Another huge problem is the lack of overview and control. Often the shipper and the end client are not aware of the shipment status. This information may be known only to the truck driver and the carrier organization until the actual arrival of the goods at the destination. 

Also, many companies find it hard to manage exceptions, which often negatively impact client relations as it’s not possible to manage exceptions and promptly resolve any problems in advance. Once delivery is completed, it may be difficult for a shipper to track and compare carrier performance because these organizations typically provide information in a variety of formats and volumes, some of which are of suboptimal quality. 

Solution

The highlighted problems required a proper solution. Considering that Wialon has a wide market reach, Sixfold was pleased to partner with Wialon to strengthen both business models and provide more value to the clients on both ends. Thus, Sixfold established a connection through the HTTP-interface and started receiving Wialon data asynchronously to incorporate the monitoring data into the process of carrier tracking.

Sixfold integrates with carriers, as well as their respective systems (e.g., FMS/TMS). This info, along with adjacent data, including AI and machine learning algorithms, TMS data generated by Wialon, is used to make the predictions. These predictions are being shared back, as well as to end customers if needed.

Tracked shipments in Sixfold

The information on tracked shipments in Sixfold

Results

By these means, all the processes are arranged more effectively, faster and seamlessly. Particularly, there is no need to check every delivery – everyone including the shipper and end-user knows about the shipment status without any additional effort. All the emerging issues are resolved on-the-go. 

Transport details in Sixfold

Transport details in Sixfold showing the shipment status and ETA


Wialon implementation consultant at Gurtam

Andrew Liatsetski, Wialon implementation consultant at Gurtam

“Being able to introduce a Sixfold integration means that we offer more possibilities for businesses that use Wialon for GPS tracking and IoT implementations. Providing a ready-made Sixfold integration gave our customers more options for increasing revenue through automation and improved shipments workflow.”


Useful links

In order to access the solution, get in touch with Sixfold.

Please follow these links and receive the videos you need: 

Also, Sixfold provides a detailed step-by-step guide to Wialon carriers. The carriers can easily configure login settings and enable connection to Sixfold. 

Contact us at marketing@gurtam.com if you have a notable Wialon-based solution or project. We’d love to share them on our blog.

Tatsiana Charnavets
Tatsiana Charnavets
Tatsiana is the Content Marketing Specialist at Gurtam who writes about subjects valuable to the Wialon community. She creates blog content, product presentations, and printed materials that our partners use in their business activities.

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