Descartes’ route planning system 'pays for itself after six months', says Ontex

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Ontex, a supplier of disposable personal hygiene products, has implemented Descartes’ route planning software which it says has increased efficiencies and savings.

The software runs through continuous background optimisation of resources to meet customer demand, and improve fleet utilisation

Ontex UK’s supply chain manager Dave Middleton said: “Since implementing the Descartes Route Planner solution, via PDMC Logistics, we have benefitted from some significant savings that have equated to the system paying for itself within six months.

"The time taken to route deliveries has also reduced from approximately four hours a day to a matter of minutes, while the number of vehicles sent out each day has reduced by roughly 15%.”

Descartes’ vice president of UK sales and business management Pól Sweeney (pictured) said: "We're pleased that our route planning software is helping Ontex UK optimise delivery routes and improve operational productivity.

“A growing number of leading retailers around the world rely on our innovative route planning solutions to transform and differentiate their customers' buying and delivery experience, while reducing costs and fuel consumption.”

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