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Delivery Management Software

Delivery management software solutions for logistics fleets  

Descartes Delivery Management Software is a suite of solutions that automate and improve the delivery process from start to finish.

Helping logistics businesses plan and schedule deliveries, optimise routes, track drivers and provide real-time updates to customers while also offering safety and compliance monitoring for both the driver and the vehicle. 

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Delivery Management Software can help you automate these processes, and optimise your fleets’ routes and deliveries.

Descartes route planning, scheduling and optimisation software solutions enable fleet operators to manage routes, deliveries or service engineer calls efficiently while providing visibility, tracking and performance management. Using Descartes’ delivery management software will help you:

  • Deliver more in fewer miles
  • Save fuel and carbon emissions
  • Improve customer experience
  • Provide costed delivery and service options in seconds

Whilst Descartes' mobile applications and SmartCompliance systems keep drivers and fleets moving, safe and legal.

Existing clients of Descartes’ route optimisation software have increased their delivery capacity by 35% without increasing fleet resources and achieved over £1m in savings from fuel costs, vehicle servicing and consumables, lowering their CO2 emissions simultaneously.

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Descartes Delivery Management Software

Delivery planning software

Route Planning & Scheduling Software

Plan, dispatch, and control fleet resources. Build optimised routes and schedules with costed delivery options in seconds. Achieve more deliveries in fewer miles to reduce fuel, servicing, and maintenance costs using our route optimisation software.

Logistics Mobile Solutions

Fleet Mobile Applications

Use our mobile applications to improve delivery routes, provide ETAs and notifications to customers, and take new orders or payments and proof of delivery, while enabling real-time tracking and ensuring the recording of daily driver vehicle safety checks.

GPS Tracking

Telematics Software

GPS Tracking, vehicle diagnostics and driver behaviour monitoring - discover how to start reducing your costs and improving driver safety with Descartes’ telematics software.

TMS Load planning

Transportation Management

Manage your deliveries, whether you have your own fleet or use external third parties, from one easy to use interface. Maximise your vehicle utilisation, reduce the cost of using outsourced delivery agents and improve customer service.

Suite of software for drivers

SmartCompliance™ Road Transport Compliance

Save yourself time, money and headaches in managing compliance with drivers’ hours and tachograph regulations. Ensure staff hold a valid driving licence and driver CPC. Minimise roadside prohibitions due to roadworthiness with mobile vehicle safety checks.

What is Delivery Management Software? 

Delivery Management software (DMS) works right across the supply chain from integration with warehouse management systems (WMS) to arranging the shipping, and third-party transportation management.  

It provides vehicle route optimisation and delivery scheduling to maximise delivery density to keep costs down and enable the tracking of goods from the source to the final customer. 


What does Delivery Management Software include? 

Descartes’ DMS includes; 

  • Order Management: DMS can be used to manage orders and from the time the customer places the order to the moment they are delivered. Including the tracking, visibility and proof of delivery for a more efficient billing process. 
  • Delivery Scheduling and Route Optimisation: Helping to plan and optimise every delivery and route based on many factors, such as customer location, the product being delivered, traffic conditions and the vehicles or drivers available. Helping to reduce costs and improve customer service. 
  • Driver and Vehicle Tracking: Through either the mobile device or GPS-based vehicle telematics, Descartes’ delivery management software can track the location of drivers or vehicles in real-time and enable both planners and customers to track the progress of a delivery, making adjustments easy if necessary. 
  • Customer Notifications: Customers can be provided with real-time updates and delivery status, improving customer satisfaction and first-time delivery rates, while reducing the number of calls to customer services to check on a delivery. 
  • Proof of Delivery: Electronic and digital proof of delivery in the form of photographs and signatures enable faster billing while reducing fraud and loss. 
  • Analytics and Reports: Using the latest in Microsoft Power Bi reporting the Descartes delivery Management software solutions can provide detailed analysis and reports, useful for identifying improvements and making business decisions. 
  • Safety & Compliance: From industry-leading tachograph analysis to manage drivers' hours compliance, to driver licence verification with the DVLA and daily vehicle safety checks that help ensure the safety of vehicles with timely repairs, there is a Descartes solution to help with its management. 


Descartes’ supply chain and logistics software solutions also include integration for accounting, ERP and business reporting as well as vendor and customer management capabilities. Contact an expert today.