Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group runs more than 50 production facilities worldwide to provide high-quality chocolate and cocoa across the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants and caterers. To enhance its shipping processes, performance and visibility across four continents, Barry Callebaut selected Descartes’ transportation management software.

With the transportation management software (TM software), the company will be able to automate manual processes and operate more efficiently to better track the thousands of containers it ships annually. Descartes TM software will help improve supply chain transparency, reduce stock-in-transit and transportation costs, better manage carrier rates and performance, and improve delivery reliability for Barry Callebaut’s factories and end customers.

Why Descartes for Global Transportation Management?

Descartes’ next generation, cloud-based transportation management software helps companies reduce complexity and lower logistics spend by automating and effectively managing processes that span the entire shipment lifecycle. The network-based, modular platform provides robust capabilities to convert purchase or sales order data into transport orders, manage carrier contracts, optimize and execute transportation plans, connect to trading partners, track shipments and inventory, audit freight bills, and manage supplier and carrier performance.

Transportation Management Software Improves Shipping Processes and Performance

Descartes’ transportation management portfolio helps companies with both domestic and international supply chains better manage shipments, carriers, lanes and lead times by using comprehensive electronic processes to reduce the costs and administrative effort associated with manual purchased transportation practices. The platform is unique because of its broad capabilities to best manage the flow of freight with unmatched connectivity to thousands of transportation providers, built-in mode specific functionality (i.e., truck, air, parcel and ocean), integrated private fleet/for hire transportation software, seamless integration with cross-border customs compliance, and more. With a flexible and modular architecture, Descartes software deliver rapid time-to-value because they can be implemented quickly as a whole or as individual business needs dictate.

To learn more about Barry Callebaut, visit www.barry-callebaut.com.

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Written by Paul Simon Thomas

SVP Sales EMENAR at Descartes