WATERLOO, Ontario, Feb. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Ken Wood, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy, has been named a 2013 Provider 'Pro to Know' by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

Throughout his career in the supply chain industry and Descartes, Ken Wood has held leading roles in consulting, product management and development - helping companies improve their logistics productivity and performance. His innovative approaches to logistics management have led to ground-breaking solutions for home delivery, fleet and for-hire transportation management, and integrated routing, mobile and telematics. Mr. Wood is also a recognized expert in the use of technology to gain control of global and domestic inbound logistics operations.

"Supply chain management has always fascinated me as it is constantly evolving and I am honored to be named to this prestigious list of supply chain professionals," said Mr. Wood. "Major shifts in markets, such as home delivery in retail, produce tremendous opportunities for all of the participants in that ecosystem — retailers, suppliers, and logistics companies - to find new ways to differentiate themselves or improve their financial performance. I look forward to working with our industry-leading customers on innovative strategies and technologies to take advantage of the constantly changing landscape, rather than be victims of it."

"The number of issues that can present themselves in one's business truly run the gamut—from a dysfunctional product component found within a manufacturer's tier three level of the supply chain to clarifying a business's procurement strategy for reduced costs," said Barry Hochfelder, Editor, Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "It's not always initially clear as to how broad the scale of the supply chain and its challenges really is. If there are those present in the industry who are working to overcome such issues and grow the global supply chain at the same time, they should get the recognition they deserve for their achievements."

Now in its 13th year, the Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pros to Know" awards recognize both ends of the supply chain. This includes honoring the "providers," which includes individuals from software firms, service providers, consultancies or academia who helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community prepare to meet industry challenges. This also includes honoring the "practitioners," e.g., those supply chain executives who demonstrated leadership by managing risk in the supply chain; provided competitive advantage; and delivered value to the bottom line.

The full list of 2013 "Pros to Know" awards winners is available on www.sdcexec.com. The expanded awards coverage and winners list will appear in the March 2013 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and online thereafter.

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes has over 146,000 parties using its cloud based services. Customers use our 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; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multi-modal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com.

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