Our People Practice Has Evolved And Will Be Consistent: Arun Chandrasekaran, FourKites India
Says Group CTO, Arun Chandrasekaran, “We want to continue providing real-time, predictive visibility to shippers and their customers and ecosystem of carriers and providers, at all points ...”
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FourKites is the largest predictive supply chain visibility platform, delivering real-time visibility and predictive analytics for the broadest network of Global 1000 companies and third-party logistics firms. With a network of more than four million GPS/ELD devices, FourKites covers all modes of transportation. The platform is optimised for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security.
The Chicago headquartered startup gathers live location data on shipments from suppliers to retailers and factories that help businesses at all points on the supply chain predict when cargo will arrive more accurately. FourKites also helps predict when shipments will depart.
FourKites has raised $100.5 million since it was launched in 2014. Says Group CTO, Arun Chandrasekaran, “We want to continue providing real-time, predictive visibility to shippers and their customers and ecosystem of carriers and providers, at all points ...”
On Organisational Value
Our organisation is about people. We believe that happy employees make for happy customers. We align our company around a set of core values which include trust, teamwork, agility, winning, and fun. We utilise employee reviews and other methods to ensure that we understand employee sentiment and are working towards continuous improvement.
On Competitive Advantage
People practices that are consistent with our core values – Winning, Agility, Trust, Teamwork and Fun. It is the people at FourKites who make all the difference.
On the evolution of the company
From solving technical problems to trending, to becoming a big data company – transforming the physical logistics space to intelligent logistics backed by proven technology and extremely business impacting predictive modelling - to helping optimise the supply chain by Fortune 500 companies – FourKites has an extremely collegial environment. The total ownership is promoted. We readily volunteer to support the development of every associate in diverse teams.
Our people practice has evolved and will continue to strive to be consistent and inclusive, a leadership that believes in institutionalising ownership across levels, striving for an engaging employee experience and a global workplace – all of this with a singular focus of harnessing excellence.
On People philosophy
We promote total ownership, openness, transparency. We strongly believe happy employees make for happy customers. We conduct annual pulse surveys and ensure that we are able to pre-empt concerns by certain demographic groups and take suitable action on time.
We hold monthly all-hands meetings that convey all the direction of the company and the demands from all the associates in their respective roles, thereof. Besides we hold a dedicated monthly global all hands Q&A exclusively focussed on questions that associates may have on any subject with respect to business practices and get responses to them from the executive team.
On The company’s road map
To our customers and potential customers, we want to be known as a trusted business partner that they may consider a critical part of their supply chain operations. To our employees and potential employees, we want to be known as a place where people look forward to coming to work every day. FourKites is a place where you can bring your full talents to work; see the impact of your work; and do work that is aligned with your skills and interests.