January 18, 2017 -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX: DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that BC Sands, one of the leading premium building and landscape suppliers in Sydney, Australia, is using the same-day optimization capabilities of Descartes' delivery solution to automate delivery appointment scheduling, route optimization and proof-of-delivery processes for customers. The solution for BC Sands was implemented by The Bestrane Group, the authorized distributor of Descartes solutions in Australia and New Zealand.
"The building and landscaping industry is competitive, and being able to reliably deliver during the same day that customers order is critical to attracting and keeping them," said Mark Parsons, Managing Director at BC Sands. "With Descartes' delivery solution and Bestrane's domain expertise, we've moved from 'best guess' times for deliveries to accurate, scheduled time windows. We're lowering our distribution costs by getting more capacity out of our fleet, improving the consistency of our customer experience, having fewer returned loads and better managing a huge array of products in vehicles with different dimensions and capabilities."
Descartes' delivery solution helps distribution-intensive companies grow revenue, increase margins and provide a differentiated customer service experience. David Sanders, Group Managing Director at Bestrane emphasized, "It's a quick-to-implement solution that's available in the cloud or on premise, and it addresses the entire delivery lifecycle for wholesalers, distributors and retailers who need robust same- and next-day delivery capabilities. A comprehensive platform, it provides delivery appointment scheduling, delivery route planning and execution, real-time GPS-based mobile solutions for route management and proof-of-delivery, and automated pre- and post-delivery notification services."
"Descartes is pleased to help building and supply innovators, like BC Sands, set themselves apart from competitors with technology that supports a unique approach to planning, scheduling and proof-of-delivery," said Lee Karlinsky, Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets at Descartes. "With our advanced same-day optimization technology, we are able to show the power of a truly integrated solution that allows appointments to be booked on the live schedule GPS-tracked vehicles are running. Now companies in diverse industries can offer customers short lead-time and flexible time window choices that can maximize delivery convenience, increase revenue through premium delivery services, reduce logistics costs and capture critical delivery information."
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