J.B. Hunt integrates technology platform with SAP systems

by Jeff Della Rosa ([email protected]) 1,168 views 

J.B. Hunt corporate offices

Lowell-based carrier J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced Wednesday (Oct. 27) the integration of its technology platform, J.B. Hunt 360, with the SAP ERP application.

“By adding the freight-matching power of J.B. Hunt 360 directly with SAP systems, businesses will have greater access to a variety of shipping solutions, all within the platform they use each day,” said Shelley Simpson, chief commercial officer and executive vice president of people and human resources at J.B. Hunt. “Whether you’re responding to unexpected demand or new to the digital marketplace, J.B. Hunt is making the process more efficient for your business.”

The integration will provide SAP ERP app users with access to J.B. Hunt 360’s freight-matching marketplace to secure capacity for shipments. According to a news release, users can schedule a load for delivery through a carrier in J.B. Hunt 360, providing access to nearly 1 million trucks throughout the United States, without leaving the SAP system. Shipment information such as load documents and invoices will be stored in the system.

The integration also will automate manual tasks, especially for small and medium-sized businesses, to make the process more efficient and convenient, the release shows. SAP technology users will have access to Shipper 360 by J.B. Hunt – a shipper-focused platform of J.B. Hunt 360 – for tracking and visibility into shipments. The users also can create alerts for arrivals, delays and deliveries using Shipper 360.

Also, J.B. Hunt recently announced it will pay on Nov. 19 a 30-cents per share cash dividend to stockholders of record as of Nov. 5. In the past two quarters, the company also gave a 30-cents per share cash dividend to shareholders.

Shares of J.B. Hunt (NASDAQ: JBHT) closed Wednesday at $194.77, down $1.71 or 0.87%. In the past 52 weeks, the stock has ranged between $201.09 and $119.22.