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

Amersfort, The Netherlands,  (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.”

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