Descartes System Group


Pool Distribution, Transportation, Real-time Freight Visibility, Capacity Matching & Logistics Services

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, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Descartes Solutions

Pool Distribution : Enabled by Descartes technology, modern pool distribution allows retailers to share a common distribution network of logistics services providers that use a common methodology to manage the flow of goods from the retailer’s central DCs or suppliers to their receipt in a store’s back room. With decreasing margins and the need to move goods quickly to stores, pool delivers the higher speed of parcel at the lower cost of LTL. Watch DC to Store Visibility video !

Transportation Management: Next-generation cloud-based transportation management system that supports not only shipment consolidation and execution, but also contract management, order management, freight audit and visibility to help yield significant savings. Advanced features, such as a carrier network, fleet and parcel management, and dock and yard management provide better control of the total transportation environment, which further reduce costs and improve customer service.

Real-time Freight Visibility & Capacity Matching: The cloud-based Descartes MacroPoint solution gives carriers, brokers, shippers and logistics service providers real-time visibility into the location and status of every load. The Descartes solution helps organizations improve the efficiency of transportation operations and communication of in-transit freight status with customers. The solution also offers capacity matching capabilities that automatically match open customer loads with available forwarding-looking capacity from its trusted carrier network by being able to combine historical load data with the ability to look over multiple days in the future to find optimal combinations. This forward-looking capacity is drawn from the customer’s network of carriers and the Descartes MacroPoint™ Capacity Co-op, an opt-in network where freight brokers can selectively choose to share unused capacity in a secure way to get significantly more access to capacity. The advanced visualization and capacity matching algorithms of the Descartes solution dramatically reduce the time to identify open loads and carriers. Part of the Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (Descartes GLN™), Descartes MacroPoint operates one of the industry’s largest visibility networks, which connects over one hundred thousand road carriers and more than four million trucking assets and drivers.

Home Delivery: Descartes’ home delivery solutions help retailers grow revenue, increase margins and provide differentiated customer service. They include advanced continuous delivery appointment and route optimization technology; comprehensive capabilities for the entire delivery lifecycle (i.e., from delivery appointment scheduling to delivery route planning, execution and dispatch, GPS-enabled mobile tracking, gathering POD and delivery status notifications); and a web-based architecture that connects all the internal and external parties involved in the delivery process. Watch Home Delivery solutions video!

Key Industries

Specialty Retail/Retail : Next-generation software solutions for specialty retail/retail organizations combine capabilities for home delivery for profitable customer choice and differentiated service, omnichannel retailing for a uniform but differentiated delivery service across all selling channels,inbound logistics to optimize the flow of goods and store distribution for real-time visibility and collaboration between retailers and logistics service providers to move goods from distribution center to store. More

Food & Beverage : Descartes solutions help to combine outbound customer deliveries with

inbound pickups from suppliers. Plan versus actual performance is measured continuously to achieve

maximum productivity and support continuous improvement. Solution innovations extend to effective

route planning for backhauls, pickups and suppliers. Fleet operators are provided with extensive real-time and historical views to improve driver behavior. More

Additional Resources

Descartes Solutions for Pool Distribution

Descartes Solutions for Transportation Management

Descartes Solutions for Real-time Freight Visibility and Capacity Matching

Descartes Solutions for the Retail Industry

Descartes Food & Beverage Resource Center

Descartes Home Delivery Resource Center


Mavi Silveria, VP Global Marketing
120 Randall Drive
Ontario N2V 1C6

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