WATERLOO, Ontario-January 29, 2008-Descartes Systems Group, a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions provider, announced that Mr. David Brooks, President of American Airlines Cargo, is a keynote speaker at Descartes' upcoming Global User Group Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Attendees can hear Mr. Brooks, along with other logistics industry experts, speak on supply chain technology trends and adoption, specifically interoperability and the development of standards for communication across logistics business processes. Spokespersons from CVS/Pharmacy, DHL Supply Chain, The Home Depot, Tomra North America, Freedman Distributors, Capital Beverage, Schwan's and other Descartes customers are also scheduled to speak at the conference.
The Descartes User Group Conference is the pinnacle event for Descartes users from around the world to get together to network with other organizations that are a part of the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN) community. Executives and logistics operators from the Descartes GLN community across all modes of transportation can discuss strategies, best practices, standardizing business processes and implementation tactics that they are successfully deploying. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide input to product roadmaps, product development and learn more about solution-specific tips and techniques to help achieve optimum performance using Descartes solutions.
Included in this year's conference will be a half day of complimentary training on various Descartes solutions and interactive industry peer-to-peer sessions. Customers, distributors and industry partners are invited to attend to participate in sessions where they can learn more about how Descartes is setting standards across logistics intensive operations.
What: Descartes Global User Group Conference:
When: April 14 - 16, 2008
Where: JW Marriott Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
To register: Visit http://www.descartes.com/usergroup
or contact Mavi Silveira at [email protected]
Descartes (TSX: DSG) (NASDAQ: DSGX), a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics solutions, is delivering results across the globe today for organizations that operate logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes' logistics management solutions combine a multi-modal network, the Descartes Global Logistics Network, with component-based 'nano' sized applications to provide messaging services between logistics trading partners, shipment management services to help manage third party carriers and private fleet management services for organizations of all sizes. These solutions and services help Descartes' customers reduce administrative costs, billing cycles, fleet size, contract carrier costs, and mileage driven and improve pick up and delivery reliability. Our hosted, transactional and packaged solutions deliver repeatable, measurable results and fast time-to-value. Descartes customers include an estimated 1,600 ground carriers and more than 90 airlines, 30 ocean carriers, 900 freight forwarders and third-party providers of logistics services, and hundreds of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, private fleet owners and regulatory agencies. The company has more than 300 employees and is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with operations in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Ottawa, Washington DC, Derby, London, Stockholm, Shanghai, Singapore and Melbourne. For more information, visit www.descartes.com.
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