Descartes Systems Group will display its range of on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions that drive supply chain operational efficiency and regulatory compliance at Multimodal 2018, which takes place at the Birmingham NEC on the 1 to 3 May 2018.
Visitors making a pit-stop at the Descartes stand 8040 will be able to get further information on how to supercharge their logistics operation and take a lap in a racing simulator to try to win a supercharged prize (to be revealed on the stand).
Being able to positively respond to regulatory change and successfully manage today's industry challenges is paramount for successful commercial operations. Brexit is less than 12 months away and with the new HMRC Customs Declarations Service (CDS) being introduced in August 2018, organisations need to be on top of their logistics, handling and customs operations systems to be compliant and succeed.
In parallel, the race in eCommerce continues and has had a profound impact on the day-to-day running of fleets and warehouses. From a demand for unlimited capacity and tightened security procedures, to increased congestion, ever more stringent penalties for non-compliance, driver shortages and failed delivery slots, today's supply chain operations demand intelligent, end-to-end technology solutions.
Multimodal transport operators visiting Multimodal will be able to view Descartes' comprehensive solution suite including:
- eCustoms solutions for Denied Party Screening, electronic document management and customs filing in accordance with HMRC CDS – including air, ocean, ground, customs, and commercial documents such as advance shipping notices, booking requests and confirmations, cargo status updates, tracking requests, freight invoices, bills of lading, originating and derived purchase orders, and invoices.
- Software-as-a-Service Tachograph analysis and reporting, enabling transport operators to leverage further performance gains through DVSA Earned Recognition and Drivers' Hours compliance. Descartes' Smartanalysis is now also available as Smartanalysis Pre-Pay, a new addition allowing customers to make a one-off payment online, for up to 50 drivers over a maximum period of 5 years.
- Dock appointment scheduling; Pixi* Warehouse Management Software; and Route Planning & Optimisation solutions and mobile applications such as Proof of Delivery.
Andrew Tavener, Head of Marketing, Descartes Systems UK comments: "The breadth of Descartes solutions and capabilities can help multimodal transport operations of all sizes meet today's supply chain challenges and manage changes due to Brexit and CDS. To counter the burgeoning strains placed on the supply chain, transport operators and warehouse managers need to utilise intelligent technology to supercharge their processes. Descartes is already helping organisations internationally to alleviate these pressures through seamless customs operations, the optimisation of delivery routes and improved warehouse handling. Our solutions are not only driving compliance but also work to improve productivity and performance throughout the entire supply chain."