Waxie Sanitary Supply selects Descartes routing


Descartes Systems Group announced that Waxie Sanitary Supply, America’s largest family-owned distributor of sanitary maintenance supplies, has selected Descartes’  cloud-based solution for route planning, dispatch, tracking and mobile proof of delivery (POD) to enhance its delivery operations.

“A key differentiator for our organization is an enduring combination of service excellence, planning for the future, and investing in our people and our business,” said Eric Cohen, vice president of logistics at Waxie. “We believe Descartes’ leading routing and mobile solution can help us meet our customer service commitments; fund growth by reducing fuel, labor and vehicle costs; and empower our drivers and dispatchers with innovative route management tools.”

Descartes’ integrated system optimizes daily route plans and ensures efficient execution of those plans through integrated GPS tracking and bidirectional mobile communication capabilities. The system shows accurate planned vs. actual performance for continuous performance improvement, the company says.

Using an integrated mobile application to provide robust stop-level data collection for management of over, short, and damaged (OS&D) orders will enable Waxie to streamline operations and eliminate paper-based processes across its nine distribution centers.