Innovation has been central to the evolution of Descartes’ routing, mobile and telematics solutions. Never before has there been a convergence of so many technological advancements available to accelerate their transformation. Descartes is combining these advancements with the deep domain expertise gained over many years in the market to deliver the next generation of solutions that make a difference to your business. Here are some of the many ways Descartes is leveraging advanced technologies.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Machine Learning is the study of computer algorithms that improve automatically through experience. It is seen as a subset of artificial intelligence.
Same-Day Optimization
Same-day optimization is the dynamic delivery appointment booking and execution of intra-day ad-hoc orders through intelligent automated selection.
Strategic Route Planning
Strategic route planning is a technology-enabled route planning process to determine the optimal combination and location of resources to meet customer service & financial targets.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA):
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is an application of technology, governed by business logic and structured inputs, aimed at automating business processes.
Digital Twin
A digital twin is a virtual model of a process, product or service. This pairing allows analysis of data to head off problems before they even occur.
Cloud Elasticity
In cloud computing, elasticity is defined as the degree to which a system is able to adapt to workload changes by provisioning and de-provisioning resources in an autonomic manner.

Descartes Innovation in the News

Logistics Viewpoints: AI-based Configuration
There’s always been tension with the optimization technologies used for fleets or common carrier transportation. The solutions that solve the toughest and most unique problems and deliver differentiating results are also the most complex and require significant domain expertise to implement and maintain.
Truck News: 3 Keys to Digitize Your Truck Fleet
The science of digitizing a truck fleet involves more than going with paperless documents alone. The underlying telematics data and available artificial intelligence make it possible to truly transform every business process. Those who embrace such technologies can better plan and optimize routes, dispatch and track deliveries, and seamlessly inform everyone from customers to sales teams.

Construction Executive: How Bots Transform Route Planning and Delivery Scheduling
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the construction sector is feeling the impact of supply shortages that can wreak havoc on construction costs and schedules. With supply chain disruptions affecting the flow of materials, expedient delivery of building supplies becomes even more critical for managing construction timelines and controlling projects costs. On the supplier side, delivery optimization is integral to providing a consistently high level of customer service while minimizing operational expenses.
Logistics Viewpoints: 2021 Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch
There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. But how mature are these technologies? Do they have a proven ROI? Are they worth piloting? Or can companies safely ignore them? In this article, the main hyped, promising, and solid solutions but widely adopted technologies in supply chain management are discussed.
Forbes: 2021 Supply Chain Technology Trends To Watch
In the supply chain realm, leading supply chain software companies are actively working to embed existing applications with AI and machine learning. For most companies this is a less risky and more cost-effective way to access the capabilities of AI.

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