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Customer successes

John Lewis Partnership

“The Descartes Reservations™ and Descartes Route Planner™ solutions were integral to our strategy of offering more extensive, but unified , delivery services. The advanced optimisation capabilities and architecture of the Descartes solutions were critical to bringing new delivery service options to our customers in an economically feasible way. ”

Andrew Gay - Systems Manager

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Royal Canin

“We estimate that we've reduced our transport costs by 10% per ton delivered.”

Frédéric Poirier - Logistics & IT Manager

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Sonepar

“Descartes’ integrated routing and mobile solution is helping us meet our customer service commitments while making our fleet, drivers, and dispatchers more productive.”

Henk Tol - Distribution Manager

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Gist

“Before using Descartes, managing compliance for our large and widely dispersed fleet in Europe was a time-consuming and labour-intensive operation for Gist.”

Ken Clarke - Head of Transport Operations in Europe

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BC Sands

“By optimising planning, scheduling and routing, we’ve lowered our distribution costs: we’re getting more capacity out of our fleet and have reduced the number of returned loads by ensuring the right product is loaded onto the right truck. ”

Mark Parsons - Managing Director

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Iceland Post

“The Descartes solution provides the advanced capabilities we need to transform our logistics processes and, in doing so, improve the responsiveness of our delivery operations and reach higher standards of customer service. ”

Einar Geir Jónsson, Head of Business Development

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Ontex UK

“Since implementing the Descartes Route Planner™ solution, the time taken to route deliveries has reduced from approximately four hours a day to a matter of minutes, while the number of vehicles sent out each day has reduced by roughly 15 per cent.”

Dave Middleton, Supply Chain Manager, Ontex UK

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GEFCO

“Descartes route optimisation software was designed to be deployed in an operational capacity to manage collection & distribution rounds. We have now adopted it to respond to calls for tenders and support our regional business units by undertaking centralised optimisation studies”

Charles Fouche, Engineering & Optimisation

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Richards Building Supplies implements route planning

“With the Descartes solution, we now have real-time visibility into deliveries as they are made—and proof of delivery when customers receive their orders,”

Nicholas Chesna - Fleet Assistant Manager

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