Descartes Route Planner™ enables Shred-it to manage its growing global fleet of more than 2,000 vehicles across the world

Global Leader in document destruction services, Shred-it, is expanding its use of Descartes Route Planner™ to better serve its growing worldwide customer base and improve fleet productivity. Shred-it is a world-leading information security company providing information destruction services that ensure the security and integrity of its clients' private information. The company operates in 170 markets throughout 18 countries worldwide, servicing more than 300,000 global, national and local businesses.

Why Descartes for Fleet Management Solutions ?

Jeff Reis, Vice President of Technology Services for Shred-it explains the company’s choice to expand its use of the Descartes route planning solution. "By offering exceptional service to our customers and leveraging our strong financial foundation, Shred-it has established successful operations in North America and across much of Western Europe. Descartes Route Planner has a unique enterprise architecture that enables us to use a single instance of the solution to manage our growing global fleet of more than 2,000 vehicles. This allows us to standardize processes across the world, yet take into account complex business requirements that are unique at a country level. We're excited to build on our successful relationship with Descartes as we continue to expand internationally.”

Centralized, Multi-country Fleet Management Solutions

As part of Descartes' comprehensive commercial fleet management software, Descartes Route Planner provides modular capabilities for advanced route optimization, delivery appointment scheduling, real-time dispatch and accurate arrival/departure times. The solution's enterprise architecture allows companies, such as Shred-it, to extend their deployments beyond traditional geographic boundaries in order to centrally manage complex global route planning operations and have a single view to enterprise activity. Global and local configurations can be applied as required, while sophisticated role-based access control ensures that users only access appropriate data and system capabilities. Descartes Route Planner is Web-based and architected to use industry standard hardware and software to scale and provides advanced system management features such as fault tolerance.

We're pleased by the success Shred-it has achieved with its global deployment of our centralized fleet management solution and excited that they have chosen to expand their relationship with us. Descartes Route Planner was built based upon our unique experience in helping global enterprises centralize their multi-country route planning operations. It has a proven track record of delivering value to enterprises that want a single solution with the ability to meet their global requirements, while supporting the complexity and flexibility driven by the needs of their local operations.

Written by Ken Wood

Executive Vice President, Product Strategy at Descartes