On September 7, we announced that Cabela’s, a leading specialty retailer and the world's largest direct marketer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise, is improving productivity and customer service with Descartes’ Dock Appointment and Yard Management solutions.  Part of Descartes’ cloud-based Transportation Management suite, these solutions provide integrated visibility, control and performance reporting for inbound and outbound shipments to and from Cabela’s North American distribution centers.

Since the Company's founding in 1961, Cabela's® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World's Foremost Outfitter®. Through Cabela's growing number of retail stores and its well-established direct business, it offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela's also issues the Cabela's CLUB® Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program. Cabela's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CAB”.

Eric Sylvester, Director of Logistics at Cabela’s said, “(w)e believe we will generate significant efficiency gains and cost savings by automating inefficient manual processes, moving away from disparate systems. Improving command of our inbound and outbound transportation operations is critical for our business,(and) Descartes’ domain expertise and cloud-based solutions helped us plan and implement a technology deployment strategy that efficiently scaled across our distribution operations.”

Descartes’ Dock Appointment and Yard Management solutions uniquely combine multi-party commercial and logistics information and processes to better manage inventory and improve customer service through better control of the purchase order to dock door lifecycle. The solutions help Cabela’s control the flow of goods into and out of their distribution centers and better plan resources within the facilities. Cabela’s has a comprehensive vision for improving their logistics productivity and performance, and we’re pleased to help them streamline and improve the effectiveness of their distribution operations. The modular, SaaS-based architecture of our transportation management solution suite allows companies, like Cabela’s, to focus on their most pressing needs, quickly gaining results and naturally expanding their deployment at their own pace.

To learn more about Descartes Transportation Management Solutions including Dock Appointment Scheduling and Yard Management, click here.

Written by Andrew Roszko

Senior Vice President of Sales at Descartes