WATERLOO, Ontario, Nov. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that S. Bertram, Inc., a premier food-service industry supplier across the North-eastern U.S., has increased efficiency and improved customer service with Descartes' comprehensive cloud-based fleet management solution that combines route planning, real-time dispatch, GPS-based tracking, proof of delivery (POD) and telematics.
"Before working with Descartes, our drivers were handed a list of stops each morning and followed a manually-scheduled route. With these manual processes, we knew we had an opportunity to improve fleet efficiency and visibility by automating," said David Spira, General Manager, Receiving, Logistics and Fleet Management at S. Bertram.
"With Descartes Route Planner™ On-demand and Descartes Telematics solutions, we've optimized route planning and execution. Now, our drivers are enabled with leading technology that makes them more efficient. Our dispatchers have real-time visibility to delivery status, can easily access and modify routing plans in real-time, and can proactively alert customers should exceptions occur. This has enhanced our customer service, improved our employee morale, and helped us to reduce costs and better manage driver performance."David Spira, General Manager, Receiving, Logistics and Fleet Management at S. Bertram
Descartes Route Planner On-demand is a cloud-based fleet management solution that provides a sophisticated, yet quick to implement, easy-to-use and affordable solution to plan, dispatch and track routes and capture POD information in real-time. It is ideally suited for enterprises of all sizes that want advanced fleet management capabilities delivered simply and cost effectively.
Descartes Telematics helps enhance vehicle and driver performance with advanced capabilities for vehicle monitoring (such as location, operating hours, maintenance, and engine temperature) and driver behavior management (such as speeding, excessive idling, and hard braking).
"We're excited that our comprehensive fleet management solution has helped S. Bertram gain operational efficiencies while improving customer satisfaction," said Andrew Roszko, Senior Vice President North American Sales at Descartes. "By leveraging Descartes Route Planner On-demand and Descartes Telematics, S. Bertram positively impacted both productivity and performance, helping the company continue its legacy of providing exceptional service."
About S. Bertram
S. Bertram, Inc. was founded by Schija Bertram more than 50 years ago as a modest eggs and butter delivery service in New York City known for reliable deliveries and personal customer service. Today, S. Bertram, Inc. is a premier food service company that delivers to facilities throughout the Northeastern U.S.
The company's immaculate, state-of-the-art facility in Linden, NJ stores 100,000 square feet of the finest food service products, including dairy, fresh produce, grocery items, frozen foods and canned foods, as well as a line of paper goods and janitorial supplies. S. Bertram sources top-quality products from around the globe at competitive prices, delivered promptly and reliably in a modern fleet of refrigerated trucks. Its b'gan brand has gained wide acclaim, meeting the highest standards of both quality and kashrus.
Learn more at www.sbertram.com.
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 173,000 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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