Google, J.B. Hunt Partner Up
February 22, 2021
and J.B. Hunt Transport Services inked a multi-year strategic alliance to
accelerate J.B. Hunt's digital transformation and collaborate on next-generation
supply chain platform technology. Powered by Google Cloud's innovative cloud
technologies, J.B. Hunt will expand its J.B. Hunt 360°® platform that digitally
connects shipments and available capacity, increasing efficiencies and enhancing
visibility within the platform.
Data Science to Drive Efficiency: J.B. Hunt will leverage Google Cloud's Data Cloud, including data analytics and AI and ML capabilities, to build reliable, repeatable, and extensible workflows. Now J.B. Hunt will be able to quickly produce ML models and break down data silos to optimize solutions in real-time and offer predictive analytics for shippers, carriers and other service providers.
Co-Innovation to Drive Future Solutions: Google and J.B. Hunt are creating an innovation framework and roadmap that brings together each company's engineering talents to create entirely new solutions that will be rolled out over time, including real-time visibility and predictive modeling. In addition, by leveraging Google's data analytics solutions such as BigQuery, J.B. Hunt can now create a secure, scalable, and cost-effective data warehouse to support the J.B. Hunt 360 marketplace.
forces with Google was a natural fit, considering both companies' histories of
trailblazing and industry disruption," said John Roberts, president and CEO of
J.B. Hunt. "Powering J.B. Hunt 360 on Google Cloud will help drive us forward in
our mission to create the most efficient transportation network in North
America. This alliance is groundbreaking in our industry and we expect it will
produce innovative solutions meeting transportation and logistics needs. This is
an exciting time for our organization and those we serve, as we launch this
initiative alongside Google."