Learn how Sears transitioned its nationwide home delivery business to a centralized cloud-based route planning and execution solution from an outdated in-house routing system. Supply chain and home delivery distribution executives explain what they required from a technology solution, and describe how the Descartes solution was deployed in only 6 months across 106 delivery hubs in the Sears network. Senior management in the company’s Sacramento and Orlando distribution centers describe how the solution allows them greater visibility into drivers’ on-road performance and improves their control over route planning and day-to-day route execution. With the Descartes solution, Sears is making better promises and more promises and, in the words of its member experience leader, helping the company provide a “WOW” member experience in home delivery.
This video provides insights from the following Sears participants:
- Bill Hutchinson, SVP Supply Chain, Sears
- Kris Eyunni, VP Supply Chain, Home Delivery Distribution, Sears
- Joe Macro, Director of Logistics and Planning, Sears
- Catherina Taylor, Manager, Member Experience Office, South Region, Sears
- Christina Gross, Sacramento Routing Manager, Sears
- Sonemit Gonzalez, Routing Office Manager, Orlando, Sears
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