Descartes Systems Group, an on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, introduces its latest intelligent Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL) wireless services. Available on the Descartes Global Logistics Network, Descartes' AVL services integrate efficient on-demand delivery route planning and execution with Web-based tracking of vehicles via global positioning satellites (GPS). The AVL services extend visibility to fleets in the field and enable delivery route changes on the fly when exceptions occur. Descartes AVL is available on a variety of mobile devices and wireless networks, and integrates with many backoffice software applications.
By integrating on-demand route planning and optimization with real-time visibility, the service gives dispatchers and customer service staff a Web-based view of delivery status in real time. It also provides rapid notification of critical events affecting deliveries, enabling operators to make customer-focused decisions on routes and delivery reservations in real time to reduce costs, streamline operations, and ensure consistent service quality.
Descartes AVL provides field data updates and real-time tracking, from basic GPS coordinates to more complex black-box engine diagnostics. With the depth of data provided, operators can also measure delivery performance against planned routes, and notify dispatch and/or customer service operations of changes made during the delivery cycle. Field workers also have visibility into relevant shipment data to keep up to date on delivery status to more effectively coordinate arrival times.
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