Real-time Visibility

MacroPoint Trucks at Dock
Why Visibility Matters
Freight Visibility is Important - Understand the competitive advantages & benefits
Visibility Overview
View, predict and communicate status for all transportation modes

Improve Control & Deliver Exceptional Service with Real-time Tracking and ETAs Across Transportation Modes and Borders


For manufacturers, retailers and distributors, Descartes can provide a comprehensive visibility and a control tower view across supply chain operations from purchase order to proof of delivery.

Descartes enables LSPs to offer real-time visibility as a differentiating, valued-added service to end-customers while helping improve control of transportation operations and costs.

Descartes MacroPoint™
Industry leading multimodal freight visibility platform for shippers, brokers and 3PLs
Descartes Visibility & Event Management™
Provides line-item level visibility across multiple modes of transportation covering PO through POD processes
Descartes Core ULD Tracking™
Bluetooth-enabled real-time tracking of international mail, parcel and air cargo shipments

Integrated View of Transportation, Inventory, Customs Status, and Carrier/Supplier Performance


Descartes integrated visibility platform is powered by The Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (Descartes GLN™), the world’s largest network of carriers and trading partners. By leveraging the Descartes GLN, shippers and logistics services providers can view, track and analyze shipment data.

Customer Success


Sun-Glo improved real-time freight visibility for potato shipments
Coyote Logistics, a UPS Company, has deployed the Descartes MacroPoint™ freight visibility solution to enhance shipment visibility. 
Sunset Transportation implemented the Descartes MacroPoint™ solution for real-time freight visibility and dynamic carrier sourcing to elevate customer service. 

— Perry Falk, Senior Vice President, Carrier Operations at Nolan Transportation Group


"Descartes MacroPoint is a vital piece of both our carrier and customer operations at Nolan Transportation Group. Our customers can opt to get real-time visibility on every shipment we move. The drivers for our carriers can provide location updates with minimal interactions while in-transit, leaving us with happier carriers who can focus on driving safely.”

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Additional Resources


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Supply Chain Visibility
Albertsons improved inventory management to ensures product integrity with real-time visibility
Talking Logistics
Making a Difference: Talking Logistics Video Episode with Capital Logistics, Echo Global Logistics & Descartes
ACL Airshop Success Story
Modernizing Real-time Air Cargo Asset Tracking with ACL Airshop and Descartes

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