Cabela’s using Descartes solutions to enhance productivity, customer service

Updated Sep 12, 2012

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Descartes Systems Group, a provider to logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Cabela’s – a specialty retailer and direct marketer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise – is improving productivity and customer service with Descartes’ Dock Appointment and Yard Management solutions.

Part of Descartes’ cloud-based Transportation Management suite, these solutions are designed to provide integrated visibility, control and performance reporting for inbound and outbound shipments to and from Cabela’s North American distribution centers.

“We believe we will generate significant efficiency gains and cost savings by automating inefficient manual processes and moving away from disparate systems,” said Eric Sylvester, director of logistics at Cabela’s. “Improving command of our inbound and outbound transportation operations is critical for our business. Descartes’ domain expertise and cloud-based solutions helped us plan and implement a technology deployment strategy that efficiently scaled across our distribution operations.”

Descartes says its Dock Appointment and Yard Management combine multiparty commercial and logistics information and processes to better manage inventory and improve customer service through better control of the purchase order-to-dock door lifecycle. The solutions are designed to help Cabela’s control the flow of goods into and out of their distribution centers and better plan resources within the facilities.

“Cabela’s has a comprehensive vision for improving their logistics productivity and performance, and we’re pleased to help them streamline and improve the effectiveness of their distribution operations,” said Andrew Roszko, senior vice president at Descartes. “The modular SaaS-based architecture of Descartes’ solution suite allows companies like Cabela’s to focus on their most pressing needs, quickly gain results and naturally expand their deployment at their own pace.”