WATERLOO, ONTARIO – Nine Coca-Cola bottling plants have chosen the suite of routing and scheduling products offered by logistics software and services specialist Descartes Systems Group to support their regional supply chains. Swire Beverages Limited, parent company of seven Coca-Cola bottling plants in China, Beijing Coca-Cola Beverage Co. Ltd., and Shanghai Shen-Mei Beverage & Food Co. Ltd. signed enterprise-wide agreements with Descartes to help them reduce drive time and related expenses for their delivery vehicles, improve the transportation management process, and increase customer satisfaction.

Swire Beverages has been a Descartes customer for more than four years and expanding its license for use with its larger operations. All nine bottlers will be using the most recently released version of Descartes technology, which includes a number of enhancements designed specifically for the beverage and direct-store-delivery markets.