“We have been working with industry-leading retail customers around the world to support their logistics-intensive operations. Based on successful pilots in Australia, Europe, the United States and Canada, as well as our customers’ continuous feedback and successful results, we’ve assembled a comprehensive suite of applications designed to meet the requirements of global retail logistics operations,” said Arthur Mesher, CEO of Descartes. “When combining these retail applications with our secure Global Logistics Network multimodal community, our customers can interact with their trading partners and suppliers to reduce transportation and inventory costs, have real-time visibility of goods and improve service across their supply chains.”
For inbound shipments, the suite helps manage contract carriers, improve inventory visibility, and manage customs compliance, says Descartes. On the facility side, it handles dock scheduling and yard management, delivery performance, facility layout and slotting. The outbound functions include delivery appointment scheduling, mobile and GPS tracking solutions and other functions.