Arctic Glacier Enhances North American Distribution Performance with Descartes Strategic Route Planning Solution



ATLANTA and LONDON, Feb. 06, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Arctic Glacier has improved its distribution network efficiency, its fleet performance and the customer experience by using Descartes’ strategic route planning solution to optimize ice distribution from over 100 facilities and 1,000 vehicles to 75,000 customer locations across the U.S. and Canada.

“To minimize our operating costs, we need to reset our network multiple times annually because of large demand fluctuations and our aggressive, acquisition-driven growth strategy,” said Elizabeth DiFazio, Director, Routing & Order Scheduling at Arctic Glacier. “The Descartes solution allows us to quickly execute network reroutes, which helps us capture fuel, labor and equipment savings, cost-effectively fold acquisitions into our network and increase delivery productivity in the peak summer season. Descartes’ advanced optimization is very efficient and, as a result, we now get more reroutes completed with less planning resources.”

Part of its routing, mobile and telematics solution suite, Descartes’ strategic route planning solution is designed to optimize distribution networks by determining the best combination of resources (e.g., distribution centers, fleet size and drivers) to meet customer service and financial targets while considering service policies and operational practices. With strategic route planning, fleet operators can understand and optimize delivery and customer service policies changes, acquisition consolidation strategies, introduction of new vehicle types, and other distribution network business decisions before executing them. The solution’s advanced single-pass optimization technology streamlines …

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