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PFG Streamlines Distribution with Descartes Cloud-Based Mobile Solutions

[ December 15, 2015   //   ]

Descartes Systems Group recently announced that Performance Food Group Company (PFG),one of the largest foodservice distributors in the United States, is streamlining its national distribution operations using Descartes Food Perform™ and Descartes Electronic Vehicle Inspection Reporting™ (Descartes eDVIR™).

“With one of the largest private truck fleets in the U.S. operating out of 68 distribution centers, PFG’s distribution operations are extensive,” said Jim Hope, EVP Operations at PFG. “Customer satisfaction is a top priority and having the right technology in place to better serve our customers while operating as efficiently as possible is critical for us.
Descartes’ advanced mobile solutions are helping PFG to improve its delivery processes. With better order accuracy, reduced administrative activity and real-time invoice adjustments, PFG is able to drive greater efficiencies from its distribution operations.
Through its family of leading foodservice distributors – Performance Foodservice, Vistar and PFG Customized, PFG markets and distributes approximately 150,000 food and food-related products from 68 distribution centers to over 150,000 customer locations across the United States.

Descartes Food Perform is a web-based mobile solution that helps eliminate error-prone paper-based practices throughout the distribution process and at the point of delivery. With real-time communication, the solution helps to improve order accuracy, minimize customer disputes and write-offs related to
overages, shortages and damages (OS&Ds) while simplifying complex multi-part invoicing for clean delivery invoices and achieving higher levels of customer satisfaction.

Descartes eDVIR is an integrated U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)-compliant mobile solution that automates and improves the efficiency of daily Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR). With the solution, companies can significantly reduce the time spent on daily vehicle inspections and reporting, protect against non-compliance and quickly identify and address issues to improve fleet operations and overall supply chain efficiency.

Descartes Food Perform and Descartes eDVIR are part of Descartes’ comprehensive Routing, Mobile & Telematics software suite. Designed to unify fleet and mobile resource management, Descartes supports the full, closed-loop process associated with route planning, route execution, and driver and vehicle performance.

“Our advanced mobile solutions are designed to meet industry-specific needs with functionally-rich, cloud-based capabilities to manage complex last mile operations for both large and small companies,” said Andrew Roszko, Senior Vice President of Sales at Descartes. “We’re pleased to support PFG to
better serve customers while improving vehicle inspection reporting compliance with the automation of traditional paper-based processes.”

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