Archive for MRM

Leading Food & Beverage Manufacturer Implements Mobile Resource Management Solution to Improve Merchandising

At the Descartes User Conference last year, a leading food and beverage manufacturer spoke about its implementation of a Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solution from Descartes (an ARC client). At a high level, the manufacturer’s goal was to improve its merchandising and store delivery operations. Like other CPG companies, this manufacturer employs merchandisers (about 10,000 US sales reps and full and part-time merchandisers) to make sure that its products are stocked and displayed properly on […]

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What Defines a Mature Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Application?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is researching how software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions and cloud computing are being used and deployed today and how these technologies will evolve in the future. Because SaaS is so prevalent in the transportation management systems (TMS) and mobile resource management (MRM) markets, I thought it would be worthwhile to dive into NIST’s research and writings on this topic. My first reaction is that the term “cloud computing” makes […]

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The Road to More Compelling Mobile Resource Management Solutions

The CEO and VP of Marketing of Airclic, a software-as-a-service provider of Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solutions, came in to brief us recently. One of the stories that caught my attention was how one of its customers, a waste collection company, uses the company’s solution.  The problem the customer was experiencing was that its drivers would go to an industrial dumpster, empty it, and move on with their route. However, some of their customers were […]

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