COVID-19 Resource Center

Descartes' Cloud-based Logistics and Supply Chain Solutions Provide Customers the Flexibility Needed to Efficiently Respond to Challenges Related to the Global Pandemic

Not sure where to start? View our COVID-19 Action Guide to learn the steps you can take now to mitigate the financial impact on your business.

Thought Leadership Resources

View the resources below to learn how Descartes Thought Leaders are providing operational strategies to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

Strategies for Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA) Businesses
Sellers who want to continue to sell through Amazon during today's uncertain climate can use ecommerce fulfillment solutions that address the evolving Amazon FBA situation, provide flexibility to sellers and help to mitigate risk for the future.
Air Forwarders Action Guide for COVID-19 cover image
Mitigate the Impact of Disruptions to Air Freight
Changes in air cargo schedules and interruptions to the flow of air freight as a result of COVID-19 are forcing forwarders to find creative ways to manage shipments. This guide identifies four areas of potential impact and the steps that forwarders can take now to mitigate disruptions.
COVID-19 Guide - Market Volatility
Understand the Impacts of Market Volatility to Food Distribution
Fleet operators in the food distribution and grocery industry are under extreme pressure to ensure people have access to food and consumer staples during the global pandemic.
Adjust Fleet Operations to Adapt Quickly and Operate Efficiently During Challenging Times
Whether you’re fighting to keep up with demand or scrambling to replace dwindling deliveries, logistics technology can help your fleet survive and thrive.
Take Steps to Mitigate COVID-19's Impact on Supply Chain Operations
There are steps to take and processes that can be followed to quickly mitigate disruptions while keeping people safe.
COVID-19 Guide - No Contact Delivery
Pivot to No-Contact Deliveries with the Right Technology
Technology can help limit personal contact during deliveries to protect the health and safety of both drivers and customers by ensuring social distancing.
GTI COVID-19 Action Guide cover image
Assess the Impact on Supply Sources with Global Trade Data
Descartes' global trade intelligence solutions and services enable organizations to make better supply sourcing decisions, improving bottom line performance and helping businesses avoid government-imposed penalties and brand damage.
Import Compliance in the COVID-19 Disrupted Supply Chain
During periods of instability and major supply chain disruption, delivery network reroutes can quickly address extreme changes in demand to increase capacity, improve productivity and reduce costs.
Export Compliance Strategies for a Workforce-Distributed COVID-19 World
COVID-19 shows how quickly our world can change, and organizations should leverage advanced technology build resiliency into their export compliance processes.
Ecommerce COVID-19 Action Guide
Navigate the Impact of COVID-19 on Ecommerce Fulfillment Operations
The size and complexity of your business, the technology you already have deployed, and current market conditions will determine how to best adapt your fulfillment operations to navigate the impact of COVID-19.

How We're Helping Customers

View the resources below to learn how Descartes helps our customers by providing the logistics technology and trade data services needed to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

Capital Logistics Keeps Pace with Unpredictable Demand Using Real-time Visibility
Real-time visibility into the status of critical freight has allowed Capital Logistics to keep pace with the unpredictable demand grocery stores are experiencing.
ANCLA Logistik Quickly Onboards New Partners and Adapts Fulfillment Processes
Leading third party logistics services provider ANCLA Logistik has scaled its use of Descartes’ Ecommerce Warehouse Management (WMS) solution to quickly onboard online retailers who have been impacted by COVID-19.
BFC Solutions Improves Service Responsiveness with Continuous Optimization
BFC Solutions has improved responsiveness at the national level with continuous optimization to its route planning horizon and real-time updates to day-to-day changes in its service schedule.
Circle Logistics Keeps Track of Critical Shipments and Improves Carrier Sourcing
Providing the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and grocery customers with real-time visibility of critical medical supply and grocery shipments across the U.S. is the new reality for Circle Logistics.
innoAviation Helps Air Carriers Track Critical COVID-19–Related PPE Shipments
innoAviation is leasing air carriers ULDs with Descartes Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) tags and using Descartes CORE ULD Tracking to provide visibility of critical shipments of COVID-19–related personal protective equipment (PPE).

Heartfelt Thanks to all Logistics & Supply Chain Heroes

We appreciate and honor all of the logistics and supply chain heroes around the world who are on the frontlines of keeping goods moving during these challenging times.

“As our customers focus on keeping food supply chains functioning, having real-time visibility into the status of critical freight has increased our ability to keep pace with the unpredictable demand grocery stores are experiencing.”
— Greg Ackner, Vice President at Capital Logistics
"As our business has become more fluid during the COVID-19 crisis, the ability to use the Descartes solution to make real-time adjustments is proving even more valuable than we anticipated."
— Mike Massaro, Executive Vice President of Operations at BFC Solutions

Descartes Can Help Mitigate Operational Challenges Affecting Your Business

Strategies to Help Logistics and Supply Chain Professionals

Industry analyst and host of Talking Logistics Adrian Gonzalez and Descartes’ Chris Jones discuss strategy, tactics and technology changes that can help logistics and supply chain professionals react to COVID-19.

Additional Resources

Trucks on a Map
Dynamic Routing is a Powerful Tool for Adapting to COVID-19 Challenges
Descartes' Chris Jones highlights customers that rely on dynamic route planning as a powerful tool to adapt to highly changing business conditions caused by COVID-19.
image - supply chain disruption globe
Three Examples of the Value of Visibility Solutions During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Supply chain visibility has become a powerful tool to help companies deal with shipping disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
image - forwarder broker digitization
Find Alternative Supply Sources and Actionable Trade Data
Developing a proactive supply response to the coronavirus is possible with access to actionable trade insight and new supply and trade data.
image - ecommerce small business shipper
A Global Perspective on COVID-19 and Ecommerce
Descartes' Chris Jones offers insight into how retailers are coping with order fulfillment, distribution, and home delivery challenges during the coronavirus pandemic in this EcommerceBytes article.

Looking to Speak with a Domain Expert?