WATERLOO, Ontario, Sept. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that New Jersey-based BASF Corporation, the second largest producer and marketer of chemicals and related products in North America, has deployed the Descartes MacroPoint™ freight visibility solution. BASF is using the solution across its supply chain, customer care, sales and logistics business units to improve the delivery reliability and productivity of transportation providers servicing its North American supply chain.

"As our business has scaled and grown over the years, maintaining excellence in customer service has been a top priority for BASF," said Bill Wehrle, Director, Supply Chain, BASF. "Driven by customer demand, we sought an automated tracking solution that would provide real-time updates of our bulk truck shipments. After researching the Descartes MacroPoint solution, we decided it was the best fit for our operations. Since its successful implementation, we have seen tremendous improvements in our efficiency and customer satisfaction, as the platform allows us to evaluate delivery reliability information and implement optimization measures."

The cloud-based Descartes MacroPoint freight tracking solution gives carriers, brokers, logistics service providers and shippers, such as BASF, real-time visibility into load status. Organizations can more closely monitor and evaluate the real-time movement of all their freight in one portal, and take proactive, corrective action before any potential supply chain disruptions occur. Using this robust, automated solution, companies of all sizes can eliminate the need for time-consuming and ineffective check calls with carriers to ascertain load location details, streamline transportation operations, and improve communication about in-transit freight across the supply chain.

"We're pleased that BASF is seeing significant improvements in productivity, efficiency and customer satisfaction following the deployment of the Descartes MacroPoint freight visibility platform," said Dan Cicerchi, Vice-President Descartes MacroPoint Solutions at Descartes. "The quick, successful implementation of our solution into nearly all of BASF's business units is a great example of the power and benefits that real-time transparency and visibility into shipping can provide companies in diverse industries worldwide."

About BASF
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $16.2 billion in 2016. BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future, and combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world.

About Descartes Systems Group        
Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Global Media Contact
Mavi Silveira                                                                                          
Tel: +1(800) 419-8495 ext. 202416                                                          

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements") that relate to Descartes' solution offering and potential benefits derived therefrom; and other matters. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the factors and assumptions discussed in the section entitled, "Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results" in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions across Canada including Descartes' most recently filed management's discussion and analysis. If any such risks actually occur, they could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations. In that case, the trading price of our common shares could decline, perhaps materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purposes of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. We do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

Success Story



Real-time Freight Visibility Tracking: Keys to a Successful Implementation

While industry leaders have embraced real-time capabilities of freight visibility to improve their performance, visibility functionality is still very new to many companies. To realize the maximum value from their investment, organizations need help understanding the best practices for implementing a visibility solution. Download this eBook to learn more.


Descartes MacroPoint™ for Freight Visibility

Descartes MacroPoint™ is a global freight visibility platform that can enable your logistics team to view, analyze, predict and communicate the status of any shipment in real time..

Recommended For You

Steelcase Customer Success Story
Steelcase implemented Descartes MacroPoint™ to enhance shipment visibility for increased critical tracking efficiency, heightened productivity, and strengthened customer service with real-time updates and faster response times.
Albertsons Companies
Albertsons initially integrated Descartes MacroPoint with its transportation management system to enable real-time tracking of its fresh produce products, the company has also extended the visibility solution to include shipments between its manufacturing and distribution facilities.

Interested in learning more about Descartes Transportation and Logistics Solutions?