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Descartes Executive Named a 'Pro to Know' by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine


Chris Jones' Thought Leadership and Technology Vision Acknowledged as Advancing Cloud-Based Supply Chain Technology

WATERLOO, Ontario, Feb. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX: DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Chris Jones, Descartes' Executive Vice President Marketing & Services, has been named a 2012 Provider 'Pro to Know' by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

Throughout his career, Chris Jones has been at the vanguard of driving innovation in logistics. In senior management positions at Descartes, he has helped to shape many of the models, technologies, and business processes that are now enabling organizations to improve the productivity, performance and safety of their supply chain and logistics operations. Mr. Jones draws on his vision, industry expertise and knowledge, and collaborative work with other key industry stakeholders to define and shape the next generation of enabling technologies for Descartes and the supply chain.

"I'm honored to be named to this prestigious list of supply chain professionals," said Mr. Jones. "Today's logistics operations are really multi-party processes that need a new class of solutions to maximize performance across the community. Working closely with leading logistics-intensive customers, I see how the latest advances in network-based and mobile solutions are allowing our customers to expand their command of operations across their logistics ecosystem.

"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 2012 'Pros to Know' is available in the March 2012 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 global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes' B2B network, the Global Logistics Network, integrates more than 35,000 trading partners to our cloud-based Logistics Technology Platform to unite their businesses in commerce. 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

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