XPO Logistics to “build faster, more efficient supply chains” using Google Cloud

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XPO Logistics has revealed it has entered into a partnership with Google Cloud that will allow it to “build faster, more efficient supply chains".

XPO Logistics to “build faster, more efficient supply chains” using Google Cloud
XPO Logistics press materials

In a blog post published yesterday, Yoav Amiel, Senior Vice President of Technology at XPO Logistics, wrote that the partnership with Google Cloud is “multi-year” and will cover numerous areas including efficiency, sustainability and visibility.

“By leveraging Google Cloud’s artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data analytics technology, we’ll be able to improve supply chain processes and give our customers greater visibility,” said Amiel, writing on the XPO Logistics website.

Amiel added that Google Cloud’s scalability would allow XPO Logistics to increase its ability “to handle the growing volume of demand, resulting in continuous high application availability and performance during growth periods.”

In addition, XPO’s Senior Vice President of Technology also believes that Google Cloud’s data analytics ability will offer benefits for the company’s LTL business. He writes that the partnership will improve “the optimization of our proprietary technology for routing, load-building and labor productivity.” Moreover, Amiel stated that integrations with data and AI will also help XPO’s advanced pricing tools, which optimize LTL rates for local and regional accounts.

Finally, Amiel argued the partnership will offer sustainability benefits:

“Through our partnership with Google Cloud, we also have an opportunity to be more sustainable. By investing in technology to transport goods in the most efficient way possible, we’re able to reduce our carbon footprint. Our customers will also benefit from improvements to XPO Connect, too. For example, our truck brokerage carriers will benefit from optimized recommendations and lane assignments to reduce empty miles. In LTL, our modern fleet will use optimized routes and drivers will undergo training for eco-friendly driving techniques.”

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