WATERLOO, Ontario, Jan. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that US Supply Company (US Supply), a provider of plumbing and contractor equipment, has improved efficiency and enhanced its customer service by centralizing delivery operations with Descartes' Route Planner On-demand solution.
"Prior to working with Descartes, our branches were planning and executing deliveries independently. We had no centralization and our drivers had no tools to manage or organize deliveries," said Kevin Hollinger, Director of Operations at US Supply. "Using Descartes' Route Planner On-demand, we made our routers and drivers more effective resulting in annual savings of over USD $400,000. We're also averaging 99.5% on-time and complete deliveries which is fantastic for customer service."
Descartes' Route Planner On-demand is an integrated cloud-based delivery route planning, execution and mobile solution. It provides an easy and affordable way to plan routes, track and monitor driver performance, and capture proof-of-delivery information in real time. It optimizes both static and dynamic routes to maximize productivity, taking into account geographic zones, time windows, and the operational and physical constraints of delivery fleets.
Descartes' Route Planner On-demand provides a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, functionality through a web browser, or through an Android or Windows Mobile device. The web-based architecture and use-based pricing model is ideally suited for small- to mid-size enterprises that want advanced capabilities delivered simply and cost effectively.
"We're thrilled to help US Supply achieve their goals of improving operational efficiency and customer service," said Sergio Torres, Vice President of Product Management for Descartes' Routing, Mobile and Telematics. "Descartes' Route Planner On-demand is an excellent option for distribution companies such as US Supply to quickly roll out a new fleet management solution without having a significant information technology burden or up-front investment. We look forward to continuing to work with US Supply to improve their productivity and performance."
About US Supply Company
US Supply Company was established April 1, 1950 in Bristol, PA. They sold quality products to local contractors and plumbers, which were typically not stocked at other plumbing and contractor businesses. In addition to providing quality products, they delivered their products to job sites, which went a long way to help establish good relations and trust among their customers. The business continued to grow in the 50's and early 60's, and in 1965, US Supply Company opened a second location in the Phoenixville area. Over the years, US Supply Company has continued to open additional locations across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They currently own and operate 12 branches including a central headquarters located in West Conshohocken, PA. Learn more at http://www.ussupply.com
Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes has over 172,000 connected parties using its cloud based services. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multi-modal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com.
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