Driver and Delivery Execution

Descartes MacroPoint

Descartes MacroPoint™ is a real-time multimodal freight visibility platform.

Descartes MacroPoint is a real-time multimodal freight visibility platform.

Descartes MacroPoint runs a connected network of over 100,000 carriers and millions of assets and drivers through integrations with:

  • on-board electronic logging devices (ELDs)
  • GPS telematics devices
  • carrier transportation management systems (TMS)
  • GPS-enabled smart phone applications
  • location-based mobile phone triangulation

Leveraging this network platform, Descartes MacroPoint’s Shipper and Logistics Services Provider (LSP) customers use the solution to:

  • visualize and map in-transit freight in real-time
  • estimate time of arrival (ETA) through predictive analytics
  • proactively identify off-schedule shipments to “Manage by Exception”
  • report carrier on-time delivery performance

Customers can interact with the product two ways:

  • via the Descartes MacroPoint web-based portal
  • via direct integration to their transportation management system (TMS)

Descartes MacroPoint eliminates manual track and trace operations, increases on-time delivery performance and improves customer satisfaction.

Key features

  • Real-time control-tower view of all in-transit freight/shipments
  • Track multimodal shipments across road (TL, LTL), parcel, rail, and ocean (coming soon)
  • Predictive ETAs based on location, traffic, weather, and routing
  • Off-schedule load Dashboard for Exception Management
  • Customizable Geo-fencing automates Pre-Arrival, Arrival & Departure monitoring
  • High Risk / High Value Tracking using Corridor Geo-fencing to reduce theft risk
  • Configurable Event-based Alerting and Notifications
  • Document Imaging for Bill of Lading/Proof of Delivery
  • User Defined Search fields for unique customer-specific or shipment characteristics
  • Business Intelligence Reporting
  • Single, Universal Integration for major TMS, ELD and GPS technologies
  • Temperature Monitoring (coming soon)
  • Descartes MacroPoint Driver App — enable shipment forms and easily tracks drivers via phone GPS
  • - Enterprise Class Cloud Infrastructure
  • - Simple and rapid Carrier Activation

Key benefits

Cost Benefits:

  • Eliminate the need for manual track and trace operations between your customers, carriers and drivers
  • Reduce detention and avoid delivery performance penalties
  • Optimize inventory, stock outs and reduce associated carrying costs

Operational Benefits:

  • Tight integration with your TMS or ERP to enable further supply chain orchestration and synchronize information between departments
  • Optimize, plan and proactively manage shipments to reduce supply chain disruptions
  • Highly customized reporting to align with your carrier scorecard requirements
  • Automate off-schedule notification and alerts

Customer Service Benefits:

  • Achieve real-time shipment SKU-level visibility across multiple parties and modes of transportation
  • Use predictive ETAs to truly “Manage by Exception”
  • Quickly and easily notify customer of shipment updates via email notifications

Technology Benefits:

  • Access 3,000,000+ connections to ELD/GPS assets and drivers across a network of 100,000+ carriers
  • Hardware-free Solution — Descartes MacroPoint is compatible with the equipment you already use
  • API-based integration eliminates the need to set up costly and outdated EDI connections