DALLAS, TX – January 21, 2014 – Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, announces that Goody Goody Liquors Inc. is using Paragon Single Depot transportation planning software to develop and implement efficient and practical transportation schedules for its fleet of over 35 trucks located at three individual distribution centers. Using the routing and scheduling solution, Goody Goody Liquors has improved customer service and reached its resource utilization goals.
“Goody Goody Liquors is focused on customer service, reducing miles, improving resource utilization and cost savings,” said William Salter, President & CEO of Paragon Software Systems. “The flexibility and ease of use of Paragon’s Single Depot routing software has helped them achieve these objectives. We are pleased that Goody Goody Liquors has chosen Paragon routing and scheduling solutions to improve their transportation operations.”
“By automating the transportation planning task, Goody Goody Liquors can visualize the more efficient truck routes created within the system and we are able to better serve our customers because we now have a way to estimate the amount of time it should take to get from stop to stop,” said Chris Otey, Transportation Manager at Goody Goody Liquors, Inc. “More efficient truck routes have also lowered mileage and saved money on fuel costs.”
Goody Goody Liquors replaced existing operational planning software with a number of Paragon Single Depot systems, which allowed them to benefit from the system’s automated and advanced routing and scheduling capabilities. The Paragon software stores information about customer delivery requirements, truck capacities and drivers, and generates routes and schedules that are practical and optimized to minimize transportation costs.
Goody Goody Liquors, the number one volume liquor store chain in Dallas operates 27 retail locations. Founded in 1964, the company also has 6 wholesale locations that now service between 600 and 700 hotels and restaurants in the Dallas, Houston and Longview regions.
Using a highly developed algorithm designed specifically for optimizing road-based transportation operations, Paragon's software uses digital mapping to calculate the most effective delivery and collection sequences with accurate journey times, allocating loads to appropriate vehicles and drivers accordingly. This ensures that the schedules are geographically feasible to meet promised arrival time windows, while improving fleet utilization and productivity through efficient routes with minimal total mileage incurred and empty running reduced.
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 2,300 systems installed at more than 750 client sites in 45 countries worldwide. For more information visit www.paragonrouting.com/us.