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Leading Specialty Retailer's Operations are Enhanced Through Descartes Dock Appointment Scheduling and Yard Management Solutions
WATERLOO, Ontario, Sept. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Cabela's, a leading specialty retailer and the world's largest 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 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. Improving command of our inbound and outbound transportation operations is critical for our business," said Eric Sylvester, Director of Logistics at Cabela's. "Descartes' domain expertise and cloud-based solutions helped us plan and implement a technology deployment strategy that efficiently scaled across our distribution operations."
Descartes' Dock Appointment and Yard Management uniquely combine multi-party 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 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."
Cabela's Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is a leading specialty retailer, and the world's largest direct marketer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company's founding in 1961, Cabela's® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World's Foremost Outfitter®. Through Cabela's growing number of retail stores and its well-established direct business, it offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela's also issues the Cabela's CLUB® Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program. Cabela's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CAB".