Optimization of Fleet Routing & Scheduling Reduces Mileage & Saves Costs
DALLAS, TX – August 5, 2014 – Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, announces that Agropur, a leading Canadian provider of dairy products and an important player in the North American dairy industry, has selected its Multi Depot planning software to optimize its fixed route operation that sees hundreds of vehicles moving fresh dairy product throughout Canada every week. Agropur’s software installation includes street level mapping for Canada plus Paragon’s Territory Optimizer module to help create compact territories with balanced workloads. Paragon’s Multi Period Planner option will be applied to the newly created territories to help streamline delivery frequency. Agropur gains more efficient truck routes and schedules that will reduce total transportation costs.
“We are excited to begin working with Paragon Software Systems to optimize our delivery routes and schedules,” said John McClymont, Manager, Retail Distribution & Process Improvement at Agropur.
“Paragon software not only delivers a quick ROI, but helps improve customer service by meeting required schedules, plus better utilizes a driver’s time by avoiding traffic delays and idling situations,” said William Salter, President and CEO, Paragon Software Systems. “We look forward to Agropur’s success for streamlined delivery routes, reduced mileage, and lowered costs.”
Paragon’s Multi Depot software looks at Agropur’s operation as a whole to simplify planning and to reduce overall mileage. Paragon’s Multi Period Planner will help Agropur decide the best delivery patterns for each customer to ensure delivery requirements are met while minimizing costs.
Paragon’s Territory Optimizer will utilize street level maps and true road-based journey calculations to accurately calculate workloads to reduce overall mileage, travel time, and transportation costs. Paragon delivers street level details, such as roads, bridges, over and underpasses, one-way roads, etc. that can affect delivery times. Paragon software considers these details when planning routes and schedules to ensure the most efficient routes that meet customer delivery schedules at optimal cost.
About Paragon Software Systems:
Paragon Software Systems, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of truck routing and scheduling software solutions. Paragon’s advanced planning systems have been proven to cut transportation costs and improve efficiency across a wide range of distribution operation types and industry sectors. Paragon’s North American truck routing software clients include George’s Inc., AgReliant Genetics, Linde, McLane, National Food Corporation, and many others. The software is used for the daily route optimization of transportation schedules; rationalizing fixed routes; managing transportation resources; strategic logistics planning; and managing home delivery orders with dynamic routing. Paragon Software Systems, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paragon Software Systems plc, the UK’s number one provider of transportation routing and scheduling software. Paragon has over 3,300 systems installed at more than 1,000 client sites in 50 countries worldwide. For more information visit www.paragonrouting.com/us.