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Retail Non Food

It’s time to stand out on the delivery doorstep

Descartes supports retail supply chains, managing the end to end processes involved in the transportation of goods from suppliers right through the to end consumer with last mile delivery route planning.

Solutions exist to assist with omni channel retailing, ecommerce online sales or the more traditional deliveries to stores and sales from physical locations. We can help you manage the movement of goods from inbound logistics through to the more complicated processes of home delivery.

Descartes delivery solutions integrate with all the well know ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle & Netsuite.

As an internet-based SaaS solution retailers can respond quickly and adapt to the fast changing world in retail.

Our retail customers include those that sell:

  • Apparel
  • Consumer electronics
  • Furniture, home furnishing and appliances,
  • Grocery, convenience and pharmacy
  • DIY and builders’ merchants

 

Solutions for Retailers;

  • Omni Channel Retailing

    The combination of managing deliveries with your own fleet, third-party hauliers (3pl’s) and/or a variety of couriers can be both daunting and time consuming. Descartes can help you choose the most economical method of delivery for each individual parcel based on a variety of parameters, making it easier for the retailer to organise and schedule deliveries. Delivery schedules can even be offered back to the initial selling systems helping customers choose the delivery process or time frame that is optimal for them, this isn’t always the next day delivery, and at a price they are willing to pay.

  • Home Delivery Solutions

    Descartes Routing and Scheduling Solutions for home deliveries can optimise and streamline home delivery fleets offering efficient and accurately timed deliveries. Helping to turn what is otherwise seen as a cost in business into a potential customer focused USP.

    The system can help offer customers timed and scheduled delivery windows that have been optimised within the system to keep the delivery operation as efficient as possible. Steering consumers towards optimal slots for a delivery

    Revenue has increased for retailers who are now able to offer additional services to go with purchases at the time of purchases and reflect this in possible delivery schedules, live and at the point of sale.

    Fleet optimisation has also improved for those retailers using the system as resource allocation is utilised in order to offer delivery slots that ensure that use of additional outside hauliers is kept to a minimum.

    Read more about Home Deliveries

  • Inbound Logistics

    Optimising the delivery of goods into a warehouse is as import as organising the picking and deliveries. Descartes Dock Scheduling and Yard Management tools enable resources in the warehouse to be optimised, ensure that deliveries are scheduled and avoid multiple deliveries to the warehouse at the same time. This reduces waiting time for drivers and any delay charges that might otherwise be incurred, while the Yard Management solutions provides an oversight of goods both inbound and in trailers yet to be unloaded. This oversight assists with stock control and cross docking procedures.

    Read More about Goods-in Management

  • Store Distribution Solutions

    Making Certain that the right goods are picked, packed and shipped to the right locations and on time is important for any retail operation, the Descartes solutions look after these aspects while providing the ability for real time collaboration between retailers and logistics transport services. Real time visibility of goods being moved, and their locations, help the supply chain operate more efficiently.

  • Instore Visibility

    Planning for incoming deliveries can be time-consuming for retail store managers and often requires a lot of guesswork. When will the shipment arrive? Do you have enough staff scheduled for receiving?

    You can reduce uncertainty by using technology, providing visibility and real-time delivery data for optimal planning. With Descartes easy-to-use solution, store employees can see the expected delivery dates and times, quantity, category and package contents down to the sku level for each shipment.

  • System Integration

    Our solution will easily integrate with your other existing business solutions with established links to all the major ERP, SOP, WMS and vehicle telematics systems plus a number of the other less well known systems, meaning that our solution can be quickly employed, while any issues will be resolved by our experienced implementation team.

    It can also take advantage of drivers’ hours data from Descartes SmartCompliance.