The Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (Descartes GLN™) manages the real-time flow of commercial, logistics, customs and product information. It connects hundreds of thousands of logistics and transportation, manufacturing, distribution, retail, government, and ecommerce businesses in over 160 countries.
We help standardize, digitize and automate multi-party buy -> sell -> ship -> pay processes. These complex processes involve a broad range of communication protocols and business documents that can span the buyer and seller of goods, transportation providers, logistics intermediaries, customs authorities and other supply chain participants across diverse geographies and technical sophistication.
Robert Bosch Inc. Canada houses more than 55,000 Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) in its Ontario warehouse facility, each business day shipping 600-700 orders to destinations coast-to-coast that range from small package shipments to full truckloads. The customer profile is similarly diverse, according to Distribution Manager Chris Dyer.
“We ship to everyone from the corner garage to major automotive retailers, local hardware stores to national retail home improvement centers,” he says. “For example, a warranty shop might need just a couple of screws, but if they need them, their orders merit the same level of attention as does a truckload of table saws going to a national retailer.”