WAXIE Selects Descartes’ Cloud-Based Integrated Route Planning and Mobile Solution

Jun 4, 2013

WATERLOO, Ontario, June 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that WAXIE Sanitary Supply, America’s largest family-owned distributor of sanitary maintenance supplies, has selected Descartes’  cloud-based solution for route planning, dispatch, tracking and mobile proof of delivery (POD) to enhance its delivery operations.

“A key differentiator for our organization is an enduring combination of service excellence, planning for the future, and investing in our people and our business,” said Eric Cohen, Vice President of Logistics at WAXIE. “We believe Descartes’ leading routing and mobile solution can help us meet our customer service commitments; fund growth by reducing fuel, labor and vehicle costs; and empower our drivers and dispatchers with innovative route management tools.” 

Descartes’ integrated solution optimizes daily route plans and ensures efficient execution of those plans. Integrated GPS tracking and bidirectional mobile communication capabilities facilitate the free flow of information between dispatch and the field to better manage exceptions while providing accurate planned vs. actual performance for continuous performance improvement. The integrated mobile application that provides robust stop-level data collection for management of over, short, and damaged (OS&D) orders, will enable WAXIE to streamline operations and eliminate paper-based processes across its nine distribution centers.

“We’re excited to help WAXIE deliver significant operational improvement and cost savings,” said Andrew Roszko, Senior Vice President of Sales at Descartes.  “As part of our cloud-based Logistics Technology Platform, Descartes' integrated routing and mobile solutions are designed to help companies, like WAXIE, create and manage optimal delivery routes and wirelessly capture and act on critical customer, driver and vehicle field data in real-time within a paperless environment.”

About WAXIE Sanitary Supply

WAXIE Sanitary Supply is a 68 year old privately held, family owned company with a proud history of honoring our clients, communities and family values. This is summed up in our company motto: “The customer is the focus of everything we do.”  WAXIE is the largest distributor of sanitary supplies and equipment in the Western USA and the largest family owned distributor in the United States. We set ourselves apart from our competitors by having orders delivered on time, at the right price, with exceptional customer service. WAXIE is also a leader in GREEN options for clients and provides internet access to our catalog at www.WAXIE.com

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) 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. Descartes has over 147,000 parties using its cloud based services. 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; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multi-modal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com.

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