Transforming food and beverage distribution operations to meet today’s challenging demands
Food and beverage distributors are facing unprecedented times. With the dramatic shifts in demand, rethinking strategies, tactics and technologies is becoming critical to not only survive but thrive. Traditional distribution models are being challenged as distributors look to improve profitability and find new ways to compete. Descartes is here to help. From distribution network rebalancing to becoming more responsive to fluctuating demand, improving route productivity and execution and electronic proof-of-delivery that improves cash flow, we can transform your distribution operations.
Descartes End-to-End Solution Footprint for Food & Beverage Distribution
Strategic Route Modelling
Redefine the delivery network to address large changes in demand and evaluate new customer service policies to determine the best distribution strategies that minimize costs and maximize customer service.
Maximize master route productivity or take advantage of dynamic delivery planning to be even more responsive and squeeze out costs. Automate route planning across the distribution network for more effective and efficient performance, and greater planner productivity.
Help ensure that drivers are able to execute their routes and address disruptions in the field as they occur. Alert delivery operations, customer service customers in real-time as disruptions impact delivery schedules and provide them with revised estimated-time-of-arrival.
Electronic Proof of Delivery
Purpose built for food and beverage distributors’ complex business rules, streamline receipt and reconciliation at delivery to minimize disputes, improve customer satisfaction and shorten the cash collection process.
Gain a deep insight into distribution network, driver and customer performance to continually optimize the distribution network for improved productivity, greater revenue and enhanced customer experience.