Transportation Management

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Advanced Pick, Pack and Ship System

automates and optimizes the rating, routing, consolidation, manifesting, tracking and post shipment analysis for all your carriers

Fleet Management Service

operators of all sizes can take advantage of route management on a subscription basis using the Internet and a browser. Available on a pay-as-you-go basis, this lets companies avoid many of the costs associated with a full-scale software implementation, yet still experience the benefits of route management functionality including route planning, dispatch and redeployment, automated vehicle location, and monitoring of assets

Reporting Services

a standard reporting tool that works with any Descartes solution as well as any non-Descartes solution that is an open database-compliant (OBDC) system, this helps companies to rapidly build and deploy flexible logistics-oriented reporting within a department, across the enterprise and/or to trading partners

Transportation Manager

making sure the planning and execution of freight with contract carriers is done correctly, this helps logistics professionals quickly evaluate money-saving transportation options, and then execute those shipments with contract carriers. Built to accommodate the end-to-end transportation management business process, the Transportation Manager supports order management through consolidation, financial settlement and auditing. Part of the Descartes Delivery Management™ Suite, the solution features a web-based design, works across multiple transportation modes and supports multiple currencies and languages


coordinates drivers, dispatchers and call centers for operational improvements and customer responsiveness, facilitates assigning new orders, managing exceptions along with suggesting recommendations for action and communicating with drivers

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Local Haulage
helps third-party logistics providers (3PLs), freight forwarders, ocean carriers and intermodal marketing corporations (IMCs) manage their dray haulers and cartage agents more efficiently, provides companies with a logistics management service for their first- and last-mile carriers,  including planning and optimization of shipments, load tendering, freight audit, collection of pick-up and proof-of-delivery (POD) status information, and quick connection to carriers, and enables fast electronic communications with local trucking companies for load tender and confirmation, freight invoices and “pick up/delivery” status messages


a web-based solution for setting appointments and scheduling deliveries that allows customers to request delivery windows while an optimized appointment booking agent matches available resources and delivery windows

Visibility & Event Management

helps improve logistics efficiency by enabling companies to collaborate internally and externally and foresee order failures before they happen. Line item-level visibility across multiple modes of transportation is achieved by connecting to trading partners, systematically sharing data in the form of electronic messages such as Purchase Order Acknowledgments, Advanced Shipment Notices, and Carrier Status/Proof of Delivery Monitoring the order process

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Dock Appointment Scheduling

a collaborative solution that enables shippers, carriers and consignees to schedule dock door appointments. It streamlines the dock appointment process by distributing the responsibility for scheduling from the warehouse to carriers and suppliers

Order Express

an easy-to-use and intuitive shipping interface that is designed to automate the transportation and fulfillment process, it provides a rich user experience with a clean and highly scalable integration path

Route Planner Solutions Overview

enable you to reduce delivery time windows, address exceptions on the road, plan routes more efficiently and respond to customer changes on the fly

Yard Management

specifically designed to help operators more effectively manage the movement of trailers, this service is an add-on to Descartes Dock Appointment Scheduling™, a collaborative solution that enables shippers, carriers and consignees to schedule dock door appointments and optimize receiving operations for inbound shipments to a distribution center (DC) or warehouse. Descartes Yard Management offers functional support in such areas as updating and recording arrival, inspection and departure of trailers; yard checks; tracking the history of trailer, driver, yard, yard jockey and appointments; assigning tasks; and, providing notifications to carriers, as well as reports for shipping, receiving and loss-prevention staff