Frank Hamerlinck's Thought Leadership and Technology Vision Acknowledged as Helping Promote New Approaches to Supply Chain Enablement

WATERLOO, Ontario, Feb. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) announced that Descartes' Executive Vice President Research & Development Frank Hamerlinck has been named a 2011 Provider 'Pro to Know' by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

Delivering on his vision of helping logistics-intensive organizations operate more effectively using software-as-a-service (SaaS) 3.0 cloud-based technology, Frank Hamerlinck drives Descartes' research & development efforts to provide innovative, fast-to-implement and cost-effective logistics cloud solutions. Logistics-intensive organizations are facing unprecedented challenges such as compliance requirements, cumbersome logistic processes and limited resources. Mr. Hamerlinck is drawing on his vision, industry expertise and knowledge, to define and shape the next generation Descartes SaaS 3.0 logistics solutions to help Descartes customers meet these challenges.

"I'm honored to be named to this prestigious list of supply chain professionals," said Mr. Hamerlinck. "Working closely with our customers, I see that our innovative SaaS approach to supply chain management allows organizations to not only leverage cloud computing to bring together trading partners on a global basis, they can also reuse and share services to better align their supply chain with their broader corporate strategy. Our customers are able to speed product development, decrease time-to-market and reduce development costs. As a result, I believe supply chain efficiency will become pivotal to our customers' success in 2011 and well beyond."

"Our annual list of Provider 'Pros to Know' highlights the many thought-leaders who are helping to shape the supply chain industry and advance supply chain as a respected discipline in the enterprise," said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "Their efforts in developing the tools, processes and knowledge base necessary for supply chain transformation, and in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, have earned them a place on this year's Provider Pros listing."

The full listing of the 2011 'Pros to Know' is available in the February/March 2011 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and e-book beginning in early March and on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive Web site at .

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the premier provider of Global Trade Compliance, Supply Chain Execution and Mobile Resource Management services. Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) unites global businesses and trading partners, allowing them to collaborate in a cost effective way and maximize productivity and efficiency. Trading partners that connect to the GLN join Descartes' Federated Network, the world's most extensive multi-modal business network with over 35,000 trading partners connected, including ground carriers, airlines, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, third-party providers of logistics services customs house brokers, freight payment agencies, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, mobile services providers and regulatory agencies. Descartes is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and has offices in North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. More information and industry updates are available at http:// and .

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