Descartes Logistics Technology

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About Descartes Logistics Technology

Founded in 1981, Descartes, Inc. is a leading provider of supply chain management (SCM) software. With 33 years in the business, 500 plus employees, and more than 147,000 users of their cloud-based logistics software, Descartes’ supply chain solutions have earned them a position of respect in the logistics industry.

Descartes Logistics Technology Platform’s modules have extensive features and functionality. From calculating a fleet’s potential delivery options, to booking slots, planning routes, dispatching (including mobile dispatching) and telematics that track vehicle locations, Descartes’ supply chain management software will meet routing and telematics needs. Descartes’ transport management system (TMS) module handles incoming shipments from all types of carriers — air, ground, sea, and rail — to the appropriate facilities, and monitors them all the way to stores, homes, offices and distribution centers. When shipping nationally or internationally, the reporting requirements issued by the many regulatory agencies require constant attention. Descartes’ Customs and Regulatory module helps businesses avoid disruption of cross-border shipments, gather disparate data and consolidate it to ease filings and reduce the risk of fines. When a company needs to comply with the mandates of agencies regulating safety, security and commercial transactions, Descartes provides secure storage for all these records with easy cloud-based access. The company states its “Global Logistics Network is the standard for multimodal, inter-enterprise electronic data and document exchange.” This means that when connecting with Descartes’ Global Logistics Network, companies have access to over 172,000 connected parties in more than 160 countries. This connectivity provides faster access to commercial, regulatory and logistics documents (and their issuing agencies), plus real-time high-speed messaging in standards supported by all modes of international shipping. Descartes definitely merits consideration for all supply chain management software needs.

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