WATERLOO, Ontario — December 3, 2009 — Descartes Systems Group, a federated global logistics network, announced that Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada, the exclusive Canadian distributor for Harley-Davidson® and Buell™ motorcycles, Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories and Motor clothes® apparel, has deployed Descartes’ Transportation Management solution to help it reduce resource and customer service costs.
Interfaced to Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada’s weighing and cube system, Industrial Express Cube, Descartes’ Pick, Pack and Ship application allows the company to combine its carrier software into one workstation and process. Additionally, Deeley can determine accurate shipping costs, automate bulk mailings and query, and track its shipments. Since implementing Descartes’ Pick, Pack and Ship, Deeley has reallocated one resource, resulting in improved efficiency and cost savings.
Part of Descartes’ Transportation Management suite, Descartes’ Pick, Pack and Ship application provides functionality that enables supply chain order planning, Radio Frequency (RF) picking, pack verification, returns management, warehouse management and domestic and international shipping.
“Descartes’ Transportation Management suite automated our mail and Parts and Accessories shipping process, freeing up our resources to focus on other areas of our business,” said Stacey Arthur, IT Director at Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada. “The Pick, Pack and Ship application gave us benefits across our shipping department, including mail, transportation and customer service, and the results have translated to hard cost savings and improved customer service.”
“Our customers are always looking for ways to improve their operating performance,” said Joe Mallozzi, Vice President of Transportation Management at Descartes. “By automating the shipment process, simplifying the audit of carrier invoices and implementing self-service shipment status, not only has Deeley reduced costs, but also improved customer service.”
About Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada
Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor for Harley-Davidson® and Buell™ motorcycles, Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories and Motor clothes® apparel, which are provided through a national network of authorized Harley-Davidson® and Buell™ Retailers. For more information, visit http://www. www.harleycanada.com
Descartes (TSX: DSG) (NASDAQ: DSGX), is making the world a better place by enabling global organizations with logistics-intensive businesses to save money by improving the productivity and performance of their operations. Underlying Descartes’ offerings is the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN), one of the world’s most extensive multi-modal business applications network. As a federated platform, the Descartes GLN combines with component-based ‘nano’ sized applications to provide messaging services between logistics trading partners, shipment management services to help manage third party carriers and private fleet management services for organizations of all sizes. Descartes’ solutions and services deliver results by enabling organizations around the world to reduce administrative costs, billing cycles, fleet size, contract carrier costs, and mileage driven; improve pickup and delivery reliability; and optimize working capital through fleet visibility. Descartes’ hosted, transactional and packaged solutions deliver repeatable, measurable results and fast time-to-value. Descartes customers include an estimated 1,600 ground carriers and more than 90 airlines, 30 ocean carriers, 900 freight forwarders and third-party providers of logistics services, and hundreds of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, private fleet owners and regulatory agencies. The company has more than 450 employees and is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with operations in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Montreal, Miami, Minneapolis, Washington DC, Derby, London, Stockholm, Shanghai, and Toronto. For more information, visit www.descartes.com.