Radishbo-ya Enhances Delivery Service With Descartes' Cloud-Based Route Planning and Mobile Solutions
(OMX (English) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
First Descartes Route Planner and Mobile SaaS Solution Deployed in Japan
WATERLOO, Ontario, Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group
(Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive
businesses in commerce, announced that Radishbo-ya, a leading Japanese producer
and distributor of fresh, organic vegetables to homes and supermarkets, has
deployed Descartes Route Planner and Descartes Mobile for Android. Radishbo-ya
is using the solution to improve its delivery capabilities and more efficiently
capture customer information. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution was
implemented, and is being hosted, by CTC, a Descartes 'United By Design'
partner in Japan.
"Our business has been built on producing fresh, organic vegetables that are
directly and reliably delivered to our customers," said Daisuke Ogata, CEO of
Radishbo-ya. "With Descartes, we're able to create optimal delivery routes,
manage the challenges that occur during the delivery process and automate data
collection at our customer locations. We believe our improved delivery
capabilities will help us to provide better customer service."
As part of Descartes' Logistics Technology Platform, Descartes' routing and
mobile solutions are designed to help companies, such as Radishbo-ya, create
optimal delivery routes, manage the execution of those routes, and capture
critical customer information in real-time. CTC is offering the integrated
routing and mobile solution as a SaaS service to Japanese customers.
Descartes Route Planner, Dispatch and Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) are
integrated, web-native and multi-lingual solutions that provide enterprises
with a single view into their delivery operations.
Descartes Mobile for Android helps enterprises manage drivers on delivery
routes by providing the drivers with the delivery sequence and turn-by-turn
driving instructions. The solution also helps enterprises capture route status
and other critical information while interacting with the customer. Descartes
Mobile is available on multiple operating systems, in multiple languages,
including Japanese, and on multiple hardware platforms.
"We're pleased that we're helping Radishbo-ya improve its customer service
through advanced route planning and mobile technology," said Junichi Maruta,
General Manager, SaaS division of CTC. "CTC has made a significant commitment
to offering Descartes route planning and mobile solutions in Japan and
Radishbo-ya's success is an important initial step."
"Our success is directly attributable to the success of our customers and
partners," said Ken Wood, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at
Descartes. "We look forward to continuing to help innovators, such as
Radishbo-ya, provide superior customer service. We're thrilled to work with our
trusted partner CTC in providing integrated transportation management solutions
to Japanese retailers and distributors."
"Radishbo-ya", Radishbo-ya Co., Ltd.'s natural and organic food home delivery
service, began operation in January 1988. Currently, Radishbo-ya makes weekly
deliveries of about 8,000 items to 107,000 households throughout Japan, making
it one of the nation's largest distributors of natural & organic farm products.
With contracts with over 2,600 producers and annual sales of ?220 million,
Radishbo-ya is a major supporter of ecological farmers and processed natural
food manufacturers in Japan. Radishbo-ya is not a cooperative, but a unique
membership organization firm that promotes "face to face" communication between
food producers and consumers.
Established in 1972, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) provides
advanced IT solutions to enhance enterprise network systems, and offers various
outsourcing services, such as operations by its own data centers. CTC supports
such market segments as telecommunications, broadcasting, finance, retail,
distribution, manufacturing, education, government, medicine, pharmaceutical,
chemicals and apparel. CTC has formed partnerships with hundreds of leading IT
companies from all over the world. These partnerships range from those with
global multinational IT companies to those with highly focused venture
businesses. Around 7,000 people work for CTC throughout Japan, and our service
edge lies in offering one-stop 7 x 24 support in approximately 100 service
Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in providing on-demand,
software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity,
performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes' B2B
network, the Global Logistics Network, integrates more than 63,000 connected
parties to our cloud-based Logistics Technology Platform to unite their
businesses in commerce. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service
solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan,
allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices;
file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete
numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest,
collaborative multi-modal logistics community. Our headquarters are in
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world.
Learn more at www.descartes.com.
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