Supply Chain Visibility, Freight Shipment Tracking and Transportation Performance Management Solutions to Provide a Comprehensive View of the Delivery Process from Purchase Order through to Receipt
Descartes Visibility, Tracking & Performance Management solutions help improve logistics efficiency by providing our customers and their supply chain partners with a single integrated view of shipments, inventory, cross border compliance status and delivery performance. Integrated with the Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (Descartes GLN™), users benefit from ready connections to carriers and more data points in the supply chain (than other providers) to track and analyze. By leveraging the Descartes GLN, shippers, logistics services providers and regulatory agencies can systematically share, track and analyze shipment data in the form of electronic messages such as purchase orders acknowledgements, advanced shipment notices, border clearances, carrier status/proof of delivery and more.
For manufacturers, retailers and distributors, Descartes can provide a comprehensive view of the product delivery process from purchase order to warehouse receipt. For logistics services providers, Descartes’ multi-company role-based access supports provisioning of value-added visibility services to end customers in virtually segregated environments.
Our platform continuously gauges material movement against shipment milestones and helps monitor at-risk or critical orders. Descartes enables trend analysis of performance versus prior periods or service level commitments, provides score-carding of carriers and suppliers based on lead-time, fill rate, or on-time rates, and tracks key performance indicators (KPIs) for various user orientations, such as buyer, seller, carrier, or forwarder. The advanced comments functionality enables written logs of arrangements made between buyers and suppliers outside the parameters of the system (e.g., a note attached to an item indicating expediting arrangements discussed over the telephone).
The Descartes Transportation Management suite can enable your business to:
- Achieve shipment and/or line-item level visibility across multiple parties and modes of transportation;
- Decrease order failures by predicting or being alerted to them before they happen;
- Provide a role-based, customized view of data for buyers in the purchasing department, expediters in the logistics department, customer service reps, and materials managers in manufacturing to streamline logistics flow; and
- Reduce uncertainty and ultimately inventory/safety stock.