The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

January 22, 2007 07:01 ET

Dayton Superior Selects Descartes' Hosted Transportation Management Solution

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 22, 2007) - Concrete accessories and forms manufacturer Dayton Superior Corporation selected The Descartes Systems Group Inc.'s (TSX:DSG)(NASDAQ:DSGX) hosted transportation management solution (TMS), Descartes Transportation Manager™, to help support its North American supply chain initiative.

Logistics software and services specialist Descartes said Dayton Superior selected Descartes Transportation Manager to support its corporate-wide inbound and outbound transportation planning and execution operations. Descartes Transportation Manager also enables the automatic tendering of loads to carriers, and greatly simplifies the communications with the carrier base.

"Descartes' Transportation Manager provides us with the opportunity to rapidly implement the solution in order to optimize our total transportation costs," said John Klima, Dayton Superior's Director of Transportation.

Dayton Superior selected Descartes after an extensive evaluation of leading TMS vendors. The company said Descartes was selected in part because of its speed to benefits, intuitive operation, complex optimization capabilities and straightforward deployment.

"The Descartes solution helps us achieve tangible value in two key areas," said Klima. "Descartes Transportation Manager's sophisticated load planning capabilities can help us efficiently manage the physical and human resources dedicated to our logistics function, and help us manage our variable transportation costs."

"Dayton Superior is a leader in its industry and a great example of how our solutions can provide a rapid impact to a company's transportation and customer service organizations," said Gregory Cronin, executive vice-president, sales and marketing. "Descartes Transportation Manager helps Dayton Superior efficiently make transportation arrangements for deliveries, so we're pleased we can be a part of their continued focus on delivering high-quality products and service to their customers."

About Dayton Superior

Dayton Superior (DSUP, recently listed on NASDAQ) is the largest North American manufacturer and distributor of concrete accessories and forms used in concrete construction, and a leading manufacturer of metal accessories used in masonry construction in terms of revenues. The company's products are used in two segments of the construction industry: infrastructure construction, such as highways, bridges, utilities, water and waste treatment facilities and airport runways, and non-residential building, such as schools, stadiums, prisons, retail sites, commercial offices, hotels and manufacturing facilities. The Company sells most products under the registered trade names Dayton Superior, Dayton/Richmond, Symons, Aztec, BarLock, Conspec, Edoco, Dur-O-Wal and American Highway Technology. For more information, visit

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG)(NASDAQ:DSGX), a leading provider of software-as-a-service logistics solutions, is delivering results across the globe today for organizations that operate logistics intensive businesses. Descartes' logistics management solutions provide messaging services between logistics trading partners, "book-to-bill" services for contract 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. 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 over 300 employees and is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with operations in Toronto, Ottawa, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C. and Stockholm. For more information, visit

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