Performance Food Group Streamlines Distribution Operations With Descartes’ Advanced Mobile Solutions

WATERLOO, Ontario, Dec. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Performance Food Group Company (PFG), one of the largest foodservice distributors in the U.S., is streamlining its national distribution operations using Descartes Perform™ for Food and Descartes Electronic Vehicle Inspection Reporting™ (Descartes eDVIR™).

"With one of the largest private truck fleets in the U.S. operating out of 68 distribution centers, PFG's distribution operations are extensive. Customer satisfaction is a top priority and having the right technology in place to better serve our customers while operating as efficiently as possible is critical for us," said Jim Hope, EVP Operations at PFG. "Descartes' advanced mobile solutions are helping us to improve our delivery processes. With better order accuracy, reduced administrative activity and real-time invoice adjustments, we're able to drive greater efficiencies from our distribution operations."

Descartes Perform for Food is a web-based mobile solution that helps eliminate error-prone paper-based practices throughout the distribution process and at the point of delivery. With real-time communication, the solution helps to improve order accuracy, minimize customer disputes and write-offs related to overages, shortages and damages (OS&Ds) while simplifying complex multi-part invoicing for clean delivery invoices and achieving higher levels of customer satisfaction.

Descartes eDVIR is an integrated U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)-compliant mobile solution that automates and improves the efficiency of daily Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR). With the solution, companies can significantly reduce the time spent on daily vehicle inspections and reporting, protect against non-compliance and quickly identify and address issues to improve fleet operations and overall supply chain efficiency.

Descartes Perform for Food and Descartes eDVIR are part of Descartes' comprehensive Routing, Mobile & Telematics software suite. Designed to unify fleet and mobile resource management, Descartes supports the full, closed-loop process associated with route planning, route execution, and driver and vehicle performance.

"Our advanced mobile solutions are designed to meet industry-specific needs with functionally-rich, cloud-based capabilities to manage complex last mile operations for both large and small companies," said Andrew Roszko, Senior Vice President of Sales at Descartes.

"We're pleased to support PFG to better serve customers while improving vehicle inspection reporting compliance with the automation of traditional paper-based processes."

About PFG

Through its family of leading foodservice distributors – Performance Foodservice, Vistar and PFG Customized ‒ Performance Food Group Company (PFG) markets and distributes approximately 150,000 food and food-related products from 68 distribution centers to over 150,000 customer locations across the United States.

PFG's 12,000+ associates serve a diverse mix of customers, from independent and chain restaurants to schools, business and industry locations, hospitals, vending distributors, office coffee service distributors, big box retailers, and theaters. The company sources its products from more than 5,000 suppliers and serves as an important partner to its suppliers by providing them access to the company's broad customer base. For more information, visit

About Descartes

According to Dennis Hrytzak, Director of Finance at Stewart Foodservice, “We knew there was technology out there that could help us achieve 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

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