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NSK Europe Improves Supply Chain Efficiency With Descartes' Cloud-Based Transportation Management Solution

AMERSFOORT, The Netherlands, April 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that NSK Europe, one of the world's leading manufacturers of rolling bearings, automotive components and steering systems, has gained significant efficiencies and enhanced supply chain performance with the cloud-based Descartes Transportation Manager IS™ solution.

"Our corporate culture is the basis for our continuous drive for manufacturing perfection and flawless delivery of our high quality products used in machines worldwide and by most major car manufacturers. Descartes' solution helps support our 'total quality' mission by providing us with the visibility, decision support and operational agility needed to meet changing market demand and better manage our supply chain operations," said Ronald Cune, EDC's Planning & Support Manager of NSK Europe. "Descartes Transportation Manager IS enables us to accurately manage a large volume of shipments daily and helps assure selection of the right logistics providers to meet our delivery and cost requirements. We have better insight into our shipment lifecycle through real-time, end-to-end visibility. This allows us to keep customers up-to-date on the status of their shipments and helps us reduce our order-to-cash cycle time."

Descartes Transportation Manager IS is a robust, network-based shipment planning and execution solution for truck, air, ocean and parcel. The solution is cloud-based and can be used end-to-end or on a modular basis. It enables companies, such as NSK Europe, to efficiently turn purchase or sales order information into transport orders, manage carrier contracts, optimize transportation plans, connect to trading partners, better control freight flows, track shipments and inventory, audit freight invoices, and manage supplier and transportation carrier performance.

"We look forward to helping NSK Europe continue to improve the value it delivers to its customers through better supply chain performance," said Fred van der Heide, Vice President of Product Strategy at Descartes. "Businesses with high volume transportation operations, like NSK Europe, can reduce complexity, improve control and reduce costs by using Descartes' cloud-based Transportation Manager IS to manage purchased transportation operations."

About NSK Europe

NSK Europe is one of the world's leading manufacturers of rolling bearings, linear technology, automotive components & steering systems offers standard and customised products to key industrial sectors. Our product ranges include ball & roller bearings, bearing units, linear guides & ball screws, hub units & steering columns. Established almost 100 years ago, NSK (Nippon Seiko Kabushiki Kaisha) is a Japanese-listed company that has evolved from a regional ball bearing supplier to a roller bearing specialist and automotive supplier with a global market presence. Today, NSK employs more than 30,500 employees in 29 countries. Today, NSK Europe supports pan-European sales with production locations in England, Poland and Germany, logistics centres in the Netherlands, Germany and England and technology centres in Germany, England, France and Poland. Visit http://www.nskeurope.com to learn more.

About Descartes

Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) 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 220,000 connected 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; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal 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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CONTACT: Global Media Contact Mavi Silveira Tel: +1(800) 419-8495 ext. 202416 msilveira@descartes.com

Source:Descartes Systems Group