The Descartes Systems Group Inc. (commonly referred to as Descartes) is a Canadian multinational technology company specializing in logistics software, supply chain management software, and cloud-based services for logistics businesses.

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Descartes Systems Group
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  • For many small- to medium-sized business (SMB), keeping pace with ecommerce growth is a marathon, not a sprint. The key to winning the race is managing growth with technology that makes sense for business. With consumers demanding more and more from online shippers, getting the ecommerce equation right is critical to succeeding in today’s competitive landscape.

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  • Brian Hodgson, VP of Transportation Strategy at DescartesWith 80+ sessions across five tracks and amazing customer and partner speakers, Evolution 2018 reflects Descartes’ continued dedication to help our customers be more successful. One panel discussion on transportation management provided insights from Tim Motter, SAP Solutions Manager; Lance Healy, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at B...

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  • Grant Marshbank, CEO of VSC Solutions details how the 15+ years relationship of VSC Solutions and Descartes brings the best software and best people to the supply chain arena in South Africa.

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  • With 7 distribution centers servicing the whole of South Africa and surrounding countries on groceries, liquor, pharmacies and building equipment automated route planning and scheduling became a necessity. Solly Engelbrecht (Group Logistics Executive Designate) and Charles Davidson (Group Transport Manager South Africa) describe how the solution of VSC Solutions and Descartes brought efficiencies ...

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  • SG Convenience is the largest national and the only true multi-temperature distributor in South Africa in the convenience distribution market segment, distributing to over 18,000 outlets. It’s offering its customers all three defined temperature categories, namely frozen, chilled and ambient, in one delivery. Tyron Duncan, National Transport Manager at SG Convenience describes how the Descartes /V...

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  • As the biggest multichannel media logistics company in South Africa On the Dot is focused on continuously optimizing the network in a high cost pressured market. Bradley Vraagom, Operational Excellence Manager at On the Dot, tells how the combined offering of VSC Solutions and Descartes helps to optimize the outbound and inbound logistics flow.

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  • Tony Rodriques, General Manager Distribution at Clover, one of the largest dairy companies in South Africa, describes how VSC Solutions and Descartes combined offering has optimized the distribution network. More deliveries are done with less distance travelled while being able to track where the vehicles are within the process.

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  • Together with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Descartes has further simplified air freight rate management with optional connectivity to The Air Cargo Tariff and Rules (TACT) Web Services (TWS). Used by more than 70,000 air cargo professionals worldwide, TACT offers comprehensive global air cargo rates from one consolidated database. Descartes has tapped the power of this infor...

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  • Enhanced Integration between Descartes Aljex and Descartes MacroPoint Improves Freight Visibility and Customer ServiceBrian Hodgson, VP of Transportation Strategy at Descartes The perfect storm of heightened customer expectations, constant cost pressure, and growing shipment demand driven by ecommerce is challenging freight brokers to cost effectively meet the service needs of their customers. By ...

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  • New U.S. Aluminum and Steel Import Tariffs SlatedJoely Callaway is Vice President, Product Management, Customs Content at DescartesWith the new U.S. aluminum and steel tariffs squarely in the international spotlight, decision makers know the repercussions that tariff shifts can have on business. However, it can be difficult to monitor changes that can affect the top and bottom line. Tariff fluctua...

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  • Covenant Transport is based in Chattanooga, TN, in the heart of ‘freight alley,’ and is the second largest team expedited carrier in the United States. Covenant’s COO and Director of Brokerage Operations explains how Descartes MacroPoint™ is part of the company’s longer-term strategy to upgrade key technologies to stay ahead of customer needs. Find out how they use Descartes MacroPoint to provide...

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  • Lars Persson is Sales Director NordicsJag träffade nyligen tre företag som alla är mitt i arbetet med att omvandla sina logistikprocesser. Även om de är i så olika branscher som livsmedelstillverkning och byggmaterialdistribution har de en sak gemensamt – önskan om att leverera mer till sina kunder tidigare på dagen. Det är inte bara en strategi som gör kunderna nöjdare, utan för två av dem är den...

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  • International ecommerce is beginning to disrupt traditional markets, supply chains and even governments. As governments try to close the import revenue gap, they will change how global and local ecommerce participants, trading partners and logistics services providers act, leaving clear opportunities for logistics services companies to take on a broader role. Failure to capitalize on these changes...

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Descartes Systems Group
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  • Returns are a fact of life in ecommerce. Many online businesses use returns as a critical part of their customer engagement model to drive competitive advantage. With high return rates for both large and small sellers, mastering ecommerce returns is essential to keep customers and remain profitable.To achieve a “perfect” return, the warehouse, accounting, transportation systems and ecommerce platf...

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  • Descartes Datamyne™ for Banks is an intuitive, web-based platform populated with the detailed trading activities and business profiles of U.S. importers, exporters and their trading partners. The solution can help banks rapidly discover trends through intuitive filtering and reporting, locate new sources for business, analyze the competitive outlook and more.

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  • Retailers are under intense financial pressure. Consumers expect products to be on the shelves or in the warehouse ready to ship at a moment’s notice. As a result, retailers are acutely aware that they must have products where and when they’re needed.With so much price pressure, retailer margins are getting squeezed and they cannot afford to carry excess inventory. Consequently, retailers are focu...

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  • Every quarter, Descartes’ Employee Excellence and Innovation award is presented to a deserving Descartes employee. Based on peer nominations, the award recognizes Descartes employees for their contributions in helping to make Descartes’ customers, partners, and fellow employees successful. Eligible Descartes employees must have demonstrated ‘Excellence’ by performing their job with integrity and t...

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  • Descartes’ Employee Excellence and Innovation award is presented quarterly to a deserving Descartes employee based on peer nominations and recognizes Descartes employees for their contributions in helping to make Descartes’ customers, partners, and fellow employees successful. Eligible Descartes employees must have demonstrated ‘Innovation’ by sharing valuable ideas to develop new or better proces...

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  • Fleet management is often overlooked as companies examine ways to improve performance while keeping their costs down. But fleets can be a competitive differentiator for companies that compete on delivery service, if businesses take the correct approach to fleet management. Yet what shapes the thinking, strategies and tactics of the top performers? How are they leveraging rapidly evolving fleet tec...

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  • Enrique Brum is Vice President, Global Trade ContentFinancial institutions that can take the pulse of international trade are better equipped to go beyond basic trade finance to discover new growth opportunities.Access to the latest cross-border commodity and import-export data is a “must” for banks to not only reduce risk and make better financing decisions, but to also realize potential profit. ...

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  • The rapid global expansion that low-cost airline Norwegian has experienced is requiring the company to better engage with the wider air cargo community that can benefit from the bellyhold capacity in its expanding 787 Dreamliner fleet. To facilitate this higher level of engagement, Norwegian is using Descartes’ cloud-based Global Air Messaging Gateway solution to help standardize and automate elec...

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  • Without a comprehensive omnichannel strategy that includes advanced parcel shipping capabilities, ecommerce retailers and SMBs alike can be left with escalating costs and poor delivery execution that can impact customer satisfaction. Descartes ShipRush solutions help address this problem with cloud-based tools to integrate with front-end commerce systems and parcel shipping providers for seamless ...

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