WATERLOO, Ontario, Sept. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP), a premier provider of propane throughout the U.S., is expanding the Descartes Route Planner™ solution to its Blue Rhino division to fuel enhanced levels of customer service across its nationwide network for propane tank exchange. Ferrellgas has used the Descartes solution since 2001 to centralize routing for the delivery of propane to residential, agricultural, industrial, and commercial customers nationwide.

"Better distribution performance can pay significant customer service dividends," said Josh Powell, Director, IT Applications at Ferrellgas. "The intuitive Descartes user-interface makes it easy to train employees. It also allows us to centralize distribution on a single, proven technology platform."

Using the web-based Descartes Route Planner solution, Ferrellgas generates optimized vehicle routing plans tailored to its delivery network and business requirements. As new orders are received and real-time route updates are presented, dispatchers can adjust routes manually, ask the system for suggestions, or let the system optimize changes to meet confirmed time windows, maintain overall customer service objectives, and optimize distribution efficiencies.

More effective route scheduling also helps companies reduce operating costs by increasing route density, lowering total route distances, and decreasing the average miles between stops.

"We're pleased that the scalability and advanced capabilities of our routing solution are helping Ferrellgas to meet its objectives for reliable nationwide propane delivery, refill and tank exchange," said Andrew Roszko, Senior Vice President of Sales at Descartes Systems Group. "Using technology to centralize route planning and to standardize delivery can help remove roadblocks to greater distribution efficiency and quality customer service, especially for companies with multiple locations."

About Ferrellgas

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., through its operating partnership, Ferrellgas, L.P., and subsidiaries, serves propane customers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and provides midstream services to major energy companies in the United States. 

Ferrellgas employees indirectly own 22.8 million common units of the partnership, through an employee stock ownership plan. Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. filed a Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 28, 2016.

Investors can request a hard copy of this filing free of charge and obtain more information about the partnership online at www.ferrellgas.com.


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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.

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