Descartes Systems Group, a supply chain solutions provider, has announce its acquisition of GreenMile, a provider of cloud-based mobile route execution solutions for food, beverage, and broader distribution verticals.
GreenMile’s scalable mobile route execution solutions have been built with capabilities to serve the global distribution industry. The next-generation platform incorporates machine-learning to improve service and travel time standards. GreenMile’s solutions are used primarily by food and beverage companies to digitize final-mile delivery processes with the goal of eliminating paper from the supply chain.
“GreenMile has built a great business by focusing on the unique challenges faced by retail food and beverage distribution companies,” said Andrew Roszko, EVP Commercial Operations at Descartes. “Their mobile applications are used by drivers around the world to improve their productivity and provide real-time delivery visibility to enhance customer service. The platform is complemented with advanced analytics and delivery performance management tools to provide managers in the field and corporate leadership with a comprehensive view of field operations. When combined with Descartes’ advanced route optimization tools, we believe it presents a compelling proposition to help distributors improve their final-mile delivery operations.”
“We continue to invest in a broader set of capabilities to help our customers across diverse industry verticals solve their final-mile challenges,” said Edward J Ryan, CEO of Descartes. “The GreenMile combination helps us by adding a team with deep domain expertise in retail food and beverage distribution, extending our operational footprint and presence in Latin America, and adding to our community of truly global distribution companies. We’re thrilled to welcome the GreenMile employees, customers and partners into to the Descartes family.”
GreenMile is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Descartes acquired GreenMile for up-front cash consideration of $30 million, plus potential performance-based consideration.
About Descartes Systems Group
Descartes 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. 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; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world.
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