XPO and Google Cloud Enter Multi-Year Partnership to Build Faster, Better Supply Chain

The leader in transportation solutions uses artificial intelligence and data analytics to ensure packages are delivered efficiently, sustainably and on time

SUNNYVALE, Calif. at GREENWICH, Connecticut., June 6, 2022 / PRNewswire/-XPO Logistics, Inc., a leading provider of freight transportation services, and Google Cloud today announced a multi-year partnership to dramatically change the way goods move through the supply chain. Utilizing Google Cloud’s expertise in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data analytics, XPO is building faster, more efficient supply chains with greater visibility.

XPO customers across the supply chain, from manufacturers to consumer packaged goods companies to retailers, are faced with an increasingly unpredictable marketplace full of barriers, volatility and growing demand. To help its customers meet these challenges, XPO migrated several key applications to Google Cloud, allowing the transportation service provider to take advantage of the scalability and availability of cloud computing. For XPO and its customers, scalability is essential to cope with seasonal peaks, while high application availability is critical because services need to run smoothly at all times.

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Google Cloud’s data analytics, AI, and ML tools help XPO quickly deliver insights to its operators, such as product managers, demand planners, route planners, and data analysts. Democratizing AI and analytics by placing them in the hands of those with the most expertise in the domain enables faster decision making and business agility. For example, AI and ML tools like Vertex AI help XPO engineers experiment with algorithms in real time, creating a pipeline for data scientists to experiment with, while improving and evaluating new XPO Connect proprietary loading algorithms and pricing technologies.

Additionally, tools such as BigQuery, VertexAI, and Looker help XPO optimize network planning by providing real-time updates on shipping statuses, enabling operators to act and avoid shipping delays. potential expedition.

“XPO is always looking for ways to change the way goods move around the world. Implementing the most advanced technology is the best way for us to ensure that we achieve this goal,” he said. Yoav Amiel, senior vice president of technology, XPO. “By partnering with Google Cloud’s AI/ML and data analytics capabilities, we can deploy the fastest and most efficient supply chain possible. »

As part of this partnership, XPO also achieves its sustainability goals by moving products in the most efficient way possible. In Google Cloud, XPO guarantees that for every application moved from a self-managed data center or co-location facility to the public cloud, the net operational emissions of running that application will be zero. As the cleanest cloud in the industry, Google Cloud combines 100% of the power that powers cloud workloads with renewable energy. This enables products like XPO Connect to improve the carbon footprint of XPO truck brokerage customers by optimizing lane designations and reducing empty miles. Meanwhile, XPO maintains a modern LTL fleet, optimizes routes and trains drivers in environmental techniques.

“We bring our innovative AI/ML and data analytics solutions to XPO, helping it transform supply chain management, ensure its deliveries are on time and empower its customers with an accurate, timely view of where their freight, ”said Hans Thalbauer, general manager, global supply chain, logistics and transportation, Google Cloud. “As external factors continue to affect supply chains and create new challenges, we are committed to working with XPO to help the company continuously improve and manage its operations in the most efficient way. as effective and sustainable as possible. »

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About XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a leading provider of freight transportation services, primarily LTL and truck brokerage. XPO uses its proprietary technology, including the industry-leading XPO Connect® automated freight marketplace, to efficiently move products through supply chains. The company’s global network serves 50,000 shippers with approximately 731 locations and 42,000 employees, and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Visit xpo.com at europe.xpo.com for more information, and connect to XPO at Facebook, Chatter, LinkedIn, Instagram at Youtube.

About Google Cloud
Google Cloud accelerates every organization’s ability to digitize their business. We provide enterprise solutions that use Google’s cutting -edge technology, all in the industry’s cleanest cloud. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories have turned to Google Cloud as a trusted partner to drive growth and solve their most important business problems.

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