Gartner has issued a Market Guide for Real-Time Visibility Providers this week.
The research firm signals that real-time visibility into orders and shipments is now the highest priority for shippers, 3PLs and their customers. Gartner also signals that GateHouse Logistics is “carving its path” in providing data visibility: “Vendor Proliferation in the U.S. and Europe – About eight years ago, there were only a few vendors in the market with MacroPoint (acquired by Descartes in 2017) leading the way in the U.S. and GateHouse Logistics similarly carving its path in Europe. In recent years, a growing number of companies specializing in providing real-time carrier information to the shipper and 3PL community have entered the market inspired by electronic logging device (ELD) technology adoption in the trucking industry and customer visibility demands.” “ghTrack is the visibility service focused on domestic FTL transportation which was the first visibility service in Europe. It offers General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant services to shippers, 3PLs and other supply chain data systems including TMS and collaboration solutions has the largest number of telematics vendors connected globally (over 530).” The insightful research coincides with our Outlook for the supply chain in 2019 issued on November 27, 2018.