With one of the largest private truck fleets in the U.S., Performance Food Group (PFG) is one of the nation’s largest foodservice distributors. To streamline its extensive operations across its 68 distribution centers nationwide, PFG is using Descartes Food Perform™ and Descartes Electronic Vehicle Inspection Reporting™ (Descartes eDVIR™).

For PFG, customer satisfaction is a top priority and having the right technology in place to better serve customers while operating as efficiently as possible is critical. Using Descartes’ advanced mobile solutions, PFG is driving greater efficiencies from its distribution operations by improving delivery processes with better order accuracy, reduced administrative activity, real-time invoice adjustments, and by simplifying vehicle reporting and DOT compliance.

Why Descartes for Fleet and Mobile Resource Management?

Descartes Food Perform and Descartes eDVIR are part of Descartes’ comprehensive Routing, Mobile & Telematics software suite. Designed to unify fleet and mobile resource management, Descartes supports the full, closed-loop process associated with route planning, route execution, and driver and vehicle performance. With Descartes’ advanced, industry-specific mobile solutions, distribution-intensive companies across different industries have functionally-rich, cloud-based capabilities to improve the management of complex last mile operations, including vehicle inspection reporting compliance. 

Mobile Proof-of-Delivery Software Minimizes Overages, Shortages and Damages [Improves Delivery Performance?]   

Descartes Food Perform is a web-based mobile solution that helps eliminate error-prone paper-based practices throughout the distribution process and at the point of delivery. With real-time communication, the solution helps to improve order accuracy, minimize customer disputes and write-offs related to overages, shortages and damages (OS&Ds) while simplifying complex multi-part invoicing for clean delivery invoices and achieving higher levels of customer satisfaction.

Mobile Electronic Vehicle Inspection Software Simplifies Reporting and DOT Compliance

Descartes eDVIR is an integrated U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)-compliant mobile solution that automates and improves the efficiency of daily Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR). With the solution, companies can significantly reduce the time spent on the required, yet often painstaking and time-consuming, process of daily vehicle inspection and reporting. The solution helps to protect against non-compliance and allows managers to quickly identify and address issues to improve fleet operations and overall supply chain efficiency.

To learn more about Performance Food Group, visit www.pfgc.com

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Written by Andrew Roszko

Senior Vice President of Sales at Descartes