Descartes Route Planning – Transportation Management System (TMS)

Descartes Route Planner (Transportation Management Solution TMS) helps businesses create an optimal road loading plan. Scheduled routes maximize truck capacity utilization and minimize distances. This will reduce operating costs and improve customer service.

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With this flexible tool, optimize truck transportation by taking into account various factors:

  • Precise delivery hours;
  • Geographical areas;
  • Delivery times;
  • Required skills;
  • Types of vehicles, etc.

Through the use of integrated geomatic tools, improve the ratio of deliveries by driver and reduce distances traveled and average mileage.

This transportation management solution is automated. It also integrates with most order management and transportation planning systems as well as with enterprise resource planning systems (ERP).

Daily Management of Routes

For each problem there is a solution. Descartes Route Planner is designed for organizations with a multitude of vehicles and a high level of operational complexity. Through its web interface, perform dynamic vehicle tracking and calculate delivery times to optimize mobile resource management. 

The Route Planner On-demand solution is ideal for companies with a small fleet of vehicles or those with technicians on the road. This system usually integrates with a CRM (customer relationship management system). Based on an affordable monthly subscription model, the cost of acquiring licenses is avoided. 

The Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solution sends electronic orders to employees' mobile devices. This way, operational efficiency is increased and fuel consumption is reduced. MRM ensures better tracking of inventories and routes in the field, and collects real-time information on customer deliveries. 

Among the benefits, we find: 

  • fewer delivery delays and less overtime;
  • better use of truck capacity;
  • reduction in fuel and therefore transport costs.
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Why Choose Createch to Implement Descartes Route Planning?

For over 25 years, our sole focus has been to significantly improve our clients’ profitability. Createch is unique on the market for its in-depth combined expertise in business process optimization and technical solutions implementation. More than 1,500 organizations across Canada have placed their trust in us.

Choose Createch to gain access to our 250 employees who collectively hold over 200 different certifications in a wide variety of fields.

Descartes' Route management solution combined with the expertise of Createch's operational performance team help optimize business processes and supply networks for operational excellence. By counting on proven solutions for more than 6,800 customers for more than 30 years, you can enjoy the following benefits: 

  • Reduction of more than 15% to 20% of the fuel consumed
  • 10% increase in deliveries made in a shift
  • Significant reduction in overtime and kilometers traveled
  • Improvement in management of exceptions and monitoring of inventories in the field
  • 5% decrease in the number of trucks used
  • 7% to 20% reduction in operational costs