WATERLOO, Ontario, March 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Tazedirekt.com, an Aslanoba Gıda company and one of Turkey's most innovative online grocery retailers, has selected Descartes' advanced home delivery solution to manage next-day delivery operations for fresh dairy and meat products. LA Software Group, a Descartes United by Design partner in Turkey, will lead the implementation process at Tazedirekt.com.

"Tazedirekt.com is a unique, vertically-integrated grocery retailer that controls the end-to-end supply chain, from the farm to the kitchen. By removing intermediaries, we ensure that our meat and dairy products provide the highest quality and the best value for our customers," said Hakan DOĞRU, COO at Aslanoba Gıda A.Ş. "Descartes' home delivery solution helps streamline and optimize the delivery process from appointment scheduling through to proof-of-delivery (POD) in order to maximize customer service in a cost-effective manner."

Developed by working with leading retailers around the world, Descartes' home delivery solution uniquely combines three key elements:

  • advanced continuous delivery appointment and route optimization technology;
  • functional capabilities that address the entire delivery lifecycle, from delivery appointment scheduling, delivery route planning, execution and dispatch, GPS-enabled mobile tracking, gathering POD and delivery status notifications; and
  • an enterprise class, web-based architecture that connects and synchronizes all of the internal and external parties involved in the delivery process.

Descartes' solution enables retailers to profitably offer customers significantly more delivery and value-added service options at the point of order. It also provides greater control over delivery execution helping to ensure an overall positive delivery experience that serves as a foundation for higher customer loyalty.

"We're pleased to work with our partner, LA Software Group, to provide the technology backbone supporting home delivery operations for Tazedirekt.com's online grocery business," said Lee Karlinsky, VP, Alliances & Corporate Accounts at Descartes. "Our market-leading home delivery solution helps retailers across the globe to be more competitive, better manage their logistics costs and provide differentiated customer service."

About Aslanoba Gıda

Hasan Aslanoba, one of the partners of the Turkish spring water industries most admired and preferred brand, Erikli, founded Aslanoba Gıda in 2006, in order to carry the success gained with Erikli to the fruit juice sector. In 2009, Juss brand fruit juices went to market simultaneously in all regions of Turkey. Since then, the company has launched several major projects to vertically integrate by growing the necessary fruits used for the production of fruit juices, while expanding its portfolio with production of Nesquik for Nestle, and offering an online shipping platform for uniting freight suppliers and customers. The first phase of the Tazedirekt project was started in 2012 when bovine and ovine breeding farms were put into service. Milk production and meat processing activities then followed in support of the launch of Tazedirekt.com as a sales channel in 2013. 

The company's mission is to provide a broad variety of the highest quality juice and food products using innovation to delight customers. Please see more information at www.aslanobagida.com.tr.

About LA Software Group

LA founded in 2004 serves the industry with a strong team of consultants with global implementation experience in Turkey. In Turkey, LA is the leading supply chain management solution provider.Realizing the gaps of ERP solutions in supply chain management, LA has defined a new vision targeting supply chain management.

LA has a wide industrial solution portfolio for Supply Chain Management such as warehouse management, transportation management, e-logistics management, home delivery, milkrun operation, Full truckload and Less-than-truckload operation, international transportation under the name of LO SCM Suite. LA has also built international partnerships for route planning, warehouse management, supply chain planning.

LA is now taking its knowhow and experience to global markets by providing project management and consulting services for Eastern European projects and leveraging its international partner channel for business applications. Learn more at www.la.com.tr.

About Descartes

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 172,000 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; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multi-modal 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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