Descartes Systems Group has launched its Sales & Merchandiser Management solution, an on-demand service designed to enable merchandiser and sales management to more effectively monitor and manage their mobile workforce while ensuring efficient delivery of their products to retail stores. The solution is part of Descartes' Delivery Management suite.
"Leading consumer product manufacturers and distributors have recognized that improvements in product merchandiser and sales representative productivity can drive top-line growth and customer satisfaction," says Chris Jones, executive vice president for solutions and services at Descartes. "By working with our direct-store-delivery customers, we have developed an on-demand solution that can be widely deployed through lower-cost GPS-enabled phones to help manage the logistics and in-store activities of merchandisers and sales representatives."
The solution includes: weekly activity planning; stop sequencing; product delivery synchronization; schedule and in-store activity communication via GPS-enabled phones; real-time tracking of deliveries, merchandisers and sales reps; real-time delivery status visibility; actual miles driven and in-store time calculation; consolidated performance reporting for management and the merchandiser and sales reps; performance data available for up-loading to corporate payroll and expense reporting systems; and standard integration with Descartes delivery route planning solutions.
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