Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), which provides kidney care products and services, rolled out Descartes Systems Group’s last mile delivery solution to improve the distribution of equipment and services to home users and dialysis centers across the United States. The new solution is being rolled out in February 2021 in select markets within TruBlu Logistics®, the supply chain division of FMCNA. The full nationwide rollout, including scheduling and notifications, is expected later this year. TruBlu Logistics offers an integrated supply chain with assets that include regionally located distribution centers, cross-dock locations, a private fleet of long-haul trucks, and a regional last-mile delivery fleet.
The Descartes solution provides an end-to-end platform for home and last-mile delivery operations. The solution spans delivery appointment booking, route planning and execution, mobile proof-of-delivery (POD), and notifications processes. For FMCNA, in addition to creating more efficiencies with route planning, the solution improves customer experience by providing home patients with more detailed information and control over the delivery of life-sustaining dialysis supplies. These enhancements support efforts to increase adoption of home dialysis treatment for people living with kidney failure, an FMCNA priority and a goal of the U.S. government’s Advancing American Kidney Health initiative.
FMCNA provides integrated care to people with renal and other chronic conditions. Through its network of dialysis facilities and outpatient cardiac and vascular labs, FMCNA provides coordinated health care services at pivotal care points for hundreds of thousands of chronically ill people. The company also offers specialty pharmacy and laboratory services, and it manufactures and distributes a comprehensive line of dialysis equipment, disposable products, and renal pharmaceuticals.
Descartes provides on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use its modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes.
This was reported by Fresenius Medical Care North America and Descartes Systems Group on February 1, 2021.
Contact information: Brad Puffer, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Fresenius Medical Care North America, 920 Winter Street, Waltham, Massachusetts 02451-1457; 781-699-3331; Email: Brad.Puffer@fmc-na.com; Website: https://fmcna.com
Contact information: Cara Strohack, Director of Marketing Communications, Descartes Systems Group, 120 Randall Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2V 1C6 Canada; +1(800) 419-8495, ext. 202025; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.descartes.com