China Over-the-Road Visibility: Navigating the Complexities of the Global Supply Chain

As one of the world’s major sources of supplies and finished goods, China is critical to the global supply chain. It boasts the largest road freight volume, is home to 7 of the 10 largest global ports, and 94% of Fortune 1000 companies have Tier 1 or 2 suppliers there.

The Challenge of Real-Time Visibility

However, China also presents unique challenges when it comes to real time visibility. In 2021 the Chinese government enacted Data Security Law (DSL), a comprehensive overhaul of the country’s data compliance rules that introduced uncertainty and significant risk for companies to collect and transfer real-time visibility data outside of China.

The project44 Solution

To mitigate this uncertainty and risk for our customers, project44 has developed a multi-year compliance strategy, earning official approval and license to operate in China. This achievement makes project44 the sole visibility provider authorized to operate in and transfer logistics data out of the country.

The project44 Difference

While other providers might claim visibility capabilities in China, project44 stands apart with its comprehensive network, expertise, and adherence to regulatory compliance.

  • Network: We can instantly connect our customers to 8 million vehicles, or about 73% of trucks in China.
  • Product: Our investments in localized infrastructure, including a WeChat version of our DriveView mobile app and Movement UI for carriers, ensures data compliance.
  • Customers: We have already provided visibility for hundreds of thousands of shipments in China for multinational companies.
  • Team: Our team has deep local expertise with several team members in Shanghai focusing on implementation and product development.
  • Compliance: We have unique authorization to operate and transfer logistics data out of China.
  • Security: We use advanced techniques employed to safeguard company data.

Benefits of End-to-End Visibility

Gaining over-the-road visibility in China is a crucial component of the supply chain. project44’s end-to-end visibility solutions help transform supply chains from cost centers to critical differentiators.

  • Streamline Logistics Operations: Real-time updates, predictive ETAs, and proactive alerts eliminate the need for guesswork in inventory planning.
  • Control Costs: Real-time data and insights help avoid unnecessary expenses such as dwell penalties, expedited shipments, and miscellaneous fees.
  • Improve Customer Experience: Increased frequency of on-time deliveries and proactive communication enhance customer satisfaction.

Securing the Future of Global Supply Chains

Navigating the complexities of the Chinese market requires a sophisticated and compliant approach. project44’s unique position and capabilities make it an indispensable partner for companies seeking reliable and secure supply chain visibility in China.