The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

The Descartes Systems Group Inc.

February 27, 2007 07:00 ET

Coca-Cola Bottlers in China Choose Descartes to Help Optimize Their Regional Supply Chains

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 27, 2007) - Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (NASDAQ:DSGX) -

Nine Coca-Cola bottling plants have chosen the suite of routing and scheduling products offered by logistics software and services specialist Descartes Systems Group to support their regional supply chains.

Swire Beverages Limited, parent company of seven Coca-Cola bottling plants in China, Beijing Coca-Cola Beverage Co. Ltd. and Shanghai Shen-Mei Beverage & Food Co. Ltd. signed enterprise-wide agreements with Descartes to help them reduce drive time and related expenses for their delivery vehicles, improve the transportation management process and increase customer satisfaction.

Swire Beverages has been a Descartes customer for more than four years and expanding its license for use with its larger operations. All nine bottlers will be using the most recently released version of Descartes technology which includes a number of enhancements designed specifically for the beverage and direct-store-delivery markets.

"Our positive experience with Descartes led us to investigate taking a routing and scheduling solution across our enterprise," said Doug Holland, Swire's general manager of sales operations in China. "After an extensive evaluation of top vendors, we have again selected Descartes because we believe they are best positioned to serve us in China. In particular, Descartes' emphasis on on-going routing and scheduling product development for our industry made them a logical choice for our business."

"These Coca-Cola bottlers in China represent some of our most valued customers in the Asia Pacific region," said Adam Moore, senior vice president of Descartes. "Doug Holland has led the team through an intensive review that has greatly enhanced the solution for the Coca-Cola bottlers. We appreciate the opportunity to serve these bottlers and Doug's role in helping us establish our footprint in China. We believe it's the tip of an exciting market opportunity for us."

About Descartes

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, "book-to-bill" services for contract carriers and private fleet management services for organizations of all sizes. These solutions and services help carrier costs, and mileage driven and improve pick up and delivery reliability. Our htransactional 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 logisticsservices, 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 Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Washington DC, Derby, Stockholm, Shanghai, Singapore and Melbourne. For more information, visit

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