WATERLOO, Ontario, Oct. 13, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) announced that Brault & Martineau has selected Descartes' Mobile Resource Management (MRM) 2.0 solution to help manage its home delivery fleet. Descartes MRM 2.0 solutions combine route planning, optimization, tracking and GPS-enabled mobile wireless technology.
"Brault & Martineau chose Descartes' Mobile Resource Management (MRM) 2.0 solution in order to pursue our ongoing goal of optimizing our customer service," said Pierre Pecquet, Vice President, Operations and Finance at Brault & Martineau. "Descartes' flexible solution enables us to offer our clients a choice when it comes to delivery scheduling. Being mindful of the importance of time management for today's customer, we have undertaken to procure a solution that will benefit both our company and the general public. By making our delivery routes more efficient, we not only reduce our delivery costs, but we also reduce fleet emissions that may otherwise contribute to the greenhouse effect."
Descartes' MRM 2.0 solutions help organizations, such as Brault & Martineau, where delivery performance is a critical success factor and managing fleet operations requires highly effective resource utilization. The planning solution allows users to establish logical routes that meet their business goals, provide more flexible delivery choices and help ensure more accurate delivery times. Brault & Martineau's operations team is focused on providing its customers a scheduled delivery window with estimated time of arrival, differentiating its service to its customers. The vehicle and driver database helps companies determine and manage the total costs associated with servicing their customers.
Descartes' MRM 2.0 solution is being deployed by Brault & Martineau to provide real-time visibility into the status of routes and deliveries. Descartes' MRM 2.0 solution uses real-time, GPS-enabled wireless tracking to determine the status of delivery operations in the field. Insight into delivery operations enables service representatives to more effectively manage the customer experience by responding in real-time to customer delivery queries and determining the customer impact of changes to routes in progress.
"Descartes' MRM 2.0 solution is a market-leading planning, optimization and analysis tool. Successfully implemented world-wide, Descartes' MRM 2.0 solution is increasing efficiency for hundreds of organizations ranging from beverage manufacturers to furniture retailers," said Andrew Roszko, Vice President of On-demand Solutions at Descartes. "With Descartes, Brault & Martineau can optimize routes to help ensure on-time delivery, use fewer trucks to handle more deliveries, provide scheduled delivery windows for customers and gain real-time visibility into delivery status for dispatch and customer service operations. For Brault & Martineau, saving time and reducing miles equals saving money."
About Brault & Martineau
Brault & Martineau is a leading Quebec-based furniture and appliance retailer. Brault & Martineau's success since 1960 is primarily due to a great team of people who are specialized in their field and are chosen for their ability to understand customer's needs and adequately answer all their questions.
Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the premier provider of Global Trade Compliance, Supply Chain Execution and Mobile Resource Management services. Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) unites global businesses and trading partners, allowing them to collaborate in a cost effective way and maximize productivity and efficiency. Trading partners that connect to the GLN join Descartes' Federated Network, the world's most extensive multi-modal business network with over 35,000 trading partners connected, including ground carriers, airlines, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, third-party providers of logistics services customs house brokers, freight payment agencies, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, mobile services providers and regulatory agencies. Descartes is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and has offices in North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. More information and industry updates are available at http:// www.descartes.com and https://www.descartes.com/blog .
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