Schwan's to Deploy Energy Dynamic Routing Solution Throughout the United States and Canada

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, February 19, 1999 – Descartes Systems Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DSGX, TSE:DSG), a leading provider of inter-enterprise execution software for supply chain management, announced today that Schwan's Sales Enterprises, Inc., a leading international frozen food company, has licensed Descartes' Energy Dynamic Routing solution for enterprise-wide deployment in facilities located in all major cities throughout the United States and Canada.
      "We plan to utilize Energy Dynamic Routing to optimize our delivery and fulfillment operations in our Consumer Direct and Grocery Products Divisions," said Bill Puent, Vice President of Operations - Consumer Direct Division of Schwan's. "The Energy solution will enable us to plan and route our delivery fleet in the most cost-effective manner possible."
      "Schwan's is already successfully utilizing Energy Dynamic Routing in their Back Home Foods division to manage their highly dynamic meal delivery operation," said Kenneth Bob, senior vice president at Descartes. "We are extremely pleased to participate in their expansion plans for their entire delivery management network."
About Descartes Systems  
Descartes Systems is a leading provider of inter-enterprise execution solutions for supply chain management. Energy, the company's product family, can be implemented to manage every phase of the order-to-delivery cycle, and can be integrated with a wide range of business enterprise systems. Descartes solutions are used today by more than 850 companies in 35 vertical industries and 49 countries worldwide. For more information on Descartes, visit
About Schwan's  
Schwan's Sales Enterprises, Inc. offers home delivery of fine frozen foods in 48 states and five Canadian provinces through its Consumer Direct Division. Founder Marvin Schwan started the home service business in 1952 in Marshall, Minnesota, site of the company's headquarters. Schwan's, which is owned privately, also is the parent company for Tony's Pizza Service, a direct-to-store marketer of three popular retail brands - Tony's Pizza®, Red Baron® and Freschetta® pizza.


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