Descartes Systems Group, a provider of on-demand and software-as-a-service logistics software, said Delta Mossel, one of the largest mussel and oyster suppliers in Europe, has automated its operations with a combined solution from Descartes and partner Schouw Informatisering.
The new system allows Delta to keep pace with compliance requirements of its retail customers.
“The European food and beverage industry is highly standardized when it comes to the communication of order, delivery, and invoice information,” Descartes said in a statement. “An increasing number of retailers, supermarket retailers in particular, only do business with companies that handle orders and invoices using electronic data interchange (EDI). This requires suppliers, like Delta Mossel, to be EDI compliant in order to exchange the required data and business documents with its customers.”
Carolein van de Plasse, sales manager at Delta Mossel, said the joint solution has enabled the company to eliminate manual procedures, such as order processing, using fax and telephone.
“It is helping us to better service existing customers, as well as generate more business,” she said. “Our new capability to deliver to the automated DC-Fresh distribution center of Delhaize, a leading grocery chain in Belgium, is just one concrete example."
"For leading companies, like Delta Mossel, the ability to communicate electronically to customers not only contributes to streamlined operations by reducing manual process and inaccuracies, but is a driver for growth," said Fred van der Heide, vice president of product strategy at Descartes. - Eric Johnson