Descartes Transport Management™

Descartes Transportation Manager™ lets logistics managers, shippers and third parties simultaneously evaluate shipment alternatives to find the most efficient shipping method and select it. It optimises transportation purchases for both operational effectiveness and cost efficiency.

Descartes Transportation Manager™ lets logistics managers, shippers and third parties simultaneously evaluate shipment alternatives to find the most efficient shipping method and select it. It optimises transportation purchases for both operational effectiveness and cost efficiency.

Benefits

Descartes Transportation Manager helps:

  • Alleviate headaches associated with managing trading partner data quality and inconsistency.
  • Curtail “hidden and costly” transportation spending.
  • Deliver quick time-to-value for customers.
  • Facilitate compliance with regulatory environments by sharing information in the correct format.
  • Integrate readily with other Descartes solutions for additional efficiency opportunities.
  • Trim transportation costs by 10% or more
  • Provide ability to centrally control transportation spending and data.
  • Reduce drain on internal IT resources because of Webhosted architecture and upgrades.
  • Support enterprise, private/public exchange, and 3PL / 4PL transport models.

 Features

  • Automated carrier selection. Quickly assesses a rangeof user-established decision criteria, such as contractualobligations, shipping lanes, shipment priority, cost and carrier past performance. Evaluates how to best convey a shipment and identifies the best choice.
  • Business process functionality. Supports and optimises the entire business process of purchasing transportation, including automated carrier selection; management of freight rates and carrier contracts; shipment document generation; electronic communication of transportation needs to carriers; and real-time, exception-based visibility of shipment status to partners and customers.
  • Fast, flexible implementation. Lets companies self-host or have Descartes host the solution, and integrates with most legacy, warehouse and ERP applications.
  • Secure and reliable. Offers a secure logistics computing environment.
  • Web-native architecture. Uses a Web-native architecture that is flexible and scaleable. Can grow as business needs
    grow. Includes an XML interface that can speed integration with other systems, and enable connection to the Descartes GLN.

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Bavaria Breweries

Marco Steijger with Bavaria Breweries describes the improvements his company has seen since implementing a Descartes transportation management solution for supply chain optimisation. In five years as a Descartes customer, Bavaria has experienced fewer picking errors, lower stock levels that allowed a reduction in costs, and on-time deliveries. In addition, Marco credits Descartes reliability and EDI communications capabilities with playing critical roles in Bavaria’s business success.

BDP International

John Clark, VP of Business Processes at BDP International-a global logistics service provider, describes his 20-year history with Descartes, indicating that the use of Descartes’ transportation management system-TMS (Descartes Transportation Manager™) and customs compliance solutions helped play a part in his company’s growth.

Sanimax

Todd Strickler, Logistics Manager for Sanimax- leading BioReturn™ company, explains his reasons for choosing Descartes’ transportation management system-TMS (Descartes Transportation Manager™) and route planning solution (Descartes Route Planner™).