Royal Canin reduces costs with route planning solution

Royal Canin, a supplier of pet food in Europe, will expand its use of the Descartes WinRoute route planning and optimization solution throughout its operations in France. “Our initial deployment covered only seven distribution centres, and we estimate that we’ve reduced our transport costs by 10 percent per ton delivered,” said Frédéric Poirier, Logistics and IT Manager at Royal Canin France, in a press release of 28 April 2014.

Poirier says Descartes’ solution provides Royal Canin with advanced decision support to create delivery plans that provide the optimal mix of their own vehicles and third party contractors required to meet their customer service commitments. “We will roll-out Descartes WinRoute across the rest of our 15 distribution centres in France to extend the cost savings and operational improvements.”