Sleepy's Improves Customer Experience and Saves Money With Descartes

Sleepy's implemented Descartes' Route Planner and Reservations solutions as the technology platform for its home delivery operations

WATERLOO, Ontario, Aug. 4, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group announces that Sleepy's, LLC has improved its customer experience, while reducing operational costs and growing its business, with Descartes Fleet Management Solutions.

Sleepy's is a leading mattress retailer in North America with over 700 stores, delivering over 17 brands. Sleepy's needs efficient routes and real-time reservation capability to ensure that mattresses are delivered on-time and on-budget while putting the customer first. Sleepy's needed a solution with the flexibility to accommodate
last-minute customer requests, cancellations or unpredictable delays.

"As a customer-focused company, Sleepy's is proactive in implementing processes that not only streamline our operations, but also set the standard for service delivery," said Don Rowley, Executive Vice President and CIO of Sleepy's. "Our home delivery service strives to deliver paramount customer service while ensuring we are maximizing our delivery resources. Working with Descartes has enabled us to grow from 425 to over 700 stores in the past 2 and a half years and increased completed deliveries to almost 100%, which reduced missed delivery
costs by 3.5%."

Sleepy's implemented Descartes' Route Planner and Reservations solutions as the technology platform for its home delivery operations. The solutions are designed to let consumers schedule their own deliveries at the point-of-sale while maximizing the use of distribution resources. With Descartes, Sleepy's can efficiently plan and implement delivery routes, maximize truck fleet utilization, increase resource capacity and differentiate its service offering.

"Home delivery companies, like Sleepy's, are selecting Descartes to help them reduce costs and complexity in their delivery operations while providing a differentiated and improved customer service experience," said Ed Ryan, Executive Vice President of Field Operations at Descartes.

Descartes Route Planner and Reservations are part of the Descartes Delivery Management suite. The Descartes Delivery Management suite integrates design, planning, execution, automatic vehicle location (AVL) tracking systems, performance management and messaging solutions that help manufacturers, retailers, distributors, service providers and their logistics services providers optimize inbound and outbound delivery performance.