WATERLOO, Ontario, Feb. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that MedSpeed, the market leading provider of healthcare intra-company logistics in the U.S., has selected Descartes to enhance its technology platform, help manage increasingly complex needs and enhance customer service levels even more.
MedSpeed's national logistics network includes more than 100 distribution points in 29 states and more than 1,000 logistics service representatives (LSRs) delivering patient- and business-critical materials and supplies to healthcare organizations across the United States.
"MedSpeed is transforming healthcare transportation into the more strategic intra-company logistics that has greater enterprise-wide value," said Jake Crampton, CEO of MedSpeed. "Our customers' intra-company logistics networks need a robust technology platform to help them run efficiently and effectively and at the highest level of quality. Descartes' leading-edge solutions for comprehensive delivery routing and dispatch will be part of our MedConnect technology platform and enhance how we service our customers. Descartes' flexible technology platform can integrate with our platform as we scale to meet our rapidly growing business and changing healthcare environment."
Descartes’ route planning solution provides fast time-to-value for rapidly-growing companies, like Rotech, that need to consolidate delivery operations and move away from manual and paper-based practices for route planning and execution. The solution offers advanced capabilities to optimize both static and dynamic routes by taking into account business rules, delivery assets, and customer requirements.
Planners and dispatchers benefit from better visibility and control over daily routes with a drag-and-drop visual planning user interface to make edits and monitor delivery status throughout the day. Mobile solution integration provides real-time GPS-based tracking, planned versus actual performance monitoring, and the electronic capture of proof-of-delivery (POD) information.
"Descartes is excited to help Rotech Healthcare make its distribution and logistics operations more efficient and responsive," said Andrew Roszko, Senior Vice President of Sales at Descartes. "Providing medical equipment and services direct to patients' homes often involves significant complexity and transportation resources. Our cloud-based route planning, execution and mobile solutions are ideal for automating delivery management processes to support the service standards that customers expect while reducing fleet costs."
Healthcare is changing. Healthcare organizations are growing and care continues to expand outside of the four walls of the hospital.
This growth provides more capacity to utilize scale to create healthcare companies that are better functioning, smarter organizations. Intra-company - the enterprise-wide movement of physical materials, such as blood and other specimens, pharmaceuticals, supplies, equipment, print, mail and more - is the foundation of the healthcare supply chain. Every health system needs transportation for its clinical operations to function. MedSpeed is the market-leading organization that is changing the way the healthcare industry views healthcare logistics by leveraging it to help health systems and other healthcare organizations integrate. MedSpeed treats transportation as a strategic asset that works as a means to achieving greater operational efficiencies, reducing risk, more effectively utilizing scale, eliminating redundancies and centralizing services.
For more information, visit medspeed.com.
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Bonni Kaplan DeWoskin
Tel: +1(630) 516-1777
Shawn Laree O'Neil
Tel: +1(773) 802-0377
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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.
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