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Descartes Debuts Optimization Tool for Same-Day Delivery

Descartes Systems Group is offering a new optimization application to help retailers and distributors make deliveries on the same day that an order is taken.

Descartes Debuts Optimization Tool for Same-Day Delivery

The tool allows dispatches to receive, automatically assign and execute orders throughout the day, placing pickup or delivery orders on the routes that are best suited to meet customer appointment requirements and operational cost constraints. Real-time fleet-status data, drawing on global positioning system (GPS) technology, can more accurately predict new delivery times and lead to more efficient deliveries, Descartes said. The new same-day optimization technology is part of the vendor's Route Planner application, which provides advanced route planning and execution in a single, Web-based architecture.

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The tool allows dispatches to receive, automatically assign and execute orders throughout the day, placing pickup or delivery orders on the routes that are best suited to meet customer appointment requirements and operational cost constraints. Real-time fleet-status data, drawing on global positioning system (GPS) technology, can more accurately predict new delivery times and lead to more efficient deliveries, Descartes said. The new same-day optimization technology is part of the vendor's Route Planner application, which provides advanced route planning and execution in a single, Web-based architecture.

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Descartes Debuts Optimization Tool for Same-Day Delivery