AMERSFOORT, The Netherlands, June 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that logistics service provider and customs house broker D.J. Powers BV has deployed the Descartes OneView™ Forwarder Enterprise solution to help streamline its European operations. Descartes' solution is a platform to help the company improve local processes and facilitate execution of international shipments.
"Providing personal, localized logistics services with global reach has been paramount to our success since D.J. Powers was founded 85 years ago," said Eric Bakker, Vice President, D.J. Powers Company, Inc. "Technology is a key enabler and is critical to our ability to directly service Fortune 500 companies as we expand into new countries and regions. Rotterdam is a strategic hub for our European operations and was the ideal location to implement Descartes' technology. Since the successful deployment of Descartes' OneView Forwarder Enterprise solution, we've seen a 25-30% improvement in productivity and operational efficiency in our Rotterdam location."
Descartes' OneView Forwarder Enterprise solution enables third-party logistics service providers (3PLs), such as D.J. Powers, to more effectively manage their customers' shipments while automating back-office operations. Large and small organizations can take advantage of robust capabilities to plan and execute transportation bookings, transmit security filings and customs entries, and improve accounting processes—all on a single platform. The system's ability to facilitate collection of shipment information from multiple parties and leverage data across modules helps improve accuracy and significantly contributes to efficiency gains.
"We're pleased that D.J. Powers is realizing significant gains following the implementation of Descartes' OneView solution," said Fred van der Heide, Vice President of Product Strategy at Descartes. "Our solutions are designed to help forwarders and customs brokers more efficiently run complex international operations. The fast and successful international rollout at D.J. Powers is a great example of the power and benefits of Descartes' OneView solution to improve forwarding operations across different geographies and divisions for logistics service providers of all sizes."
About D.J. Powers Company, Inc.
D.J. Powers is a logistics service provider and customs house broker with company-owned global offices as well as a network of over 175 affiliated offices worldwide. The company's international client base ranges from small- and medium-sized firms to Fortune 500 manufacturers. D.J. Powers provides best-in-class services and offers operational expertise for a variety of commodities including chemicals, machinery, frozen foods, vehicles, consumer goods and bulk minerals. D.J. Powers BV was founded in April 2010 in the Netherlands by its parent company, D.J. Powers Co. Inc., and serves as the base for the company's EMEA operations.
Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) 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. Descartes has over 200,000 connected parties using its cloud based services. 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.
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