Oldcastle implements Descartes for private fleet

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Descartes Systems Group, a federated global logistics network, announced that Oldcastle, a leading North American manufacturer of building products, is implementing Descartes’ transportation and private fleet management solutions to manage its delivery processes for its products and distribution groups.

Oldcastle was looking to improve the performance of its operations by improved management of its own dedicated fleet of vehicles and third-party delivery carriers. Oldcastle is implementing Descartes’ Transportation Manager, Route Planner and Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) solutions to manage its delivery processes. As part of the solution, Descartes’ Global Logistics Network (GLN) connects to Oldcastle’s trading partners to reliably exchange information.

Descartes says its systems are designed to help companies maximize the use of their assets, track vehicles in the field, reduce mileage driven, and reduce freight spend. The systems also help companies drive improvements in customer service through better on-time delivery percentage and single-call resolution.

“Descartes provides us with a solution that has a clear path to operational savings while reducing the complexity of our deliveries,” said Maria Ross, Vice-President, Logistics at Oldcastle. “With greater control over our delivery processes, we can more effectively manage the customer service experience. In addition, with Descartes hosting the solution, Oldcastle can continue to focus on its core competencies.”

Oldcastle plans to implement Descartes’ systems to interact with their telematics solution, to provide a streamlined, end-to-end offering that leverages Oldcastle’s existing investments.

Oldcastle, Inc. is comprised of six Product Groups: Oldcastle Materials, Oldcastle Architectural, Oldcastle Precast, Oldcastle Glass, Oldcastle Distribution and Oldcastle Construction Accessories. Oldcastle operations include more than 1700 locations in 50 states, four Canadian provinces, with more than 45,000 employees.