AmeriGas selects logistics solution from Descartes

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AmeriGas, the largest retail propane marketer in the United States, has selected logistics management solutions from Descartes, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, to manage its national delivery operations. Descartes’ selection follows a successful pilot project that demonstrated significant reduction in mileage and drive times for AmeriGas’ industrial and commercial cylinder business.

“While AmeriGas is constantly focused on improving customer service and reducing costs, we are also committed to our social responsibility of reducing emissions. During this pilot, Descartes validated that we can cost effectively address both areas,” said Eugene V. N. Bissell, CEO of AmeriGas. “Using the Descartes solution we have optimized driver territories and frequency of service as well as minimized the number of miles driven. The result is a reduction in cost and overall improvement in customer service while lessening the impact of our operations on the environment. With a fleet of more than 3,000 vehicles, we have a tremendous opportunity to make a significant difference.”

The Descartes solution enables AmeriGas to analyze territories and build efficient routes; improve customer delivery cycles; maximize network efficiencies while minimizing drive time and mileage; and enable what-if analysis and planning.