Paragon Software lowers cost
of multiple-frequency deliveries
Aug 11, 2011 7:00 AM
Private fleets and transportation companies will benefit from improvements to route optimization software from Paragon Software Systems Inc. The company has enhanced the geographic clustering of customers and workload balancing capabilities of the Multi Period Planner module so multiple-frequency deliveries are more efficient.
The software provides improved optimization and accuracy in planning multi-frequency delivery routes and schedules, enabling fleet operators to reduce costs by smoothing workloads across their fleets while adhering to service constraints.
“The software’s optimization algorithm has been significantly improved to allow better planning for multi-frequency deliveries using customer locations, quantities and service requirements. These improvements also take into account road networks and travel times. Our users will benefit from reduced transportation costs, improved driver productivity, and reduced overall mileage as a result of more efficient planning,” said Phil Ingham, Paragon support director.
This intelligent software automates planning of deliveries for periods of up to six weeks. Within a given period, different customers will require different delivery profiles, which could be daily, several times a week, or monthly. It also allows for fixed and variable delivery patterns. Paragon does this differently by looking at locations, delivery requirements, and delivery capability of the fleet throughout the whole period.
“These enhancements make it much easier to manage varying delivery requirements and balance truck usage so that companies can manage their deliveries better,” said Ingham. “They no longer have to be concerned over how they can get to a certain customer every day, others three times a week, and others four or five times a month. Customers get improved service, while delivery companies can reduce their operating costs through optimized routes and use of their fleets.”
Visit www.paragonrouting.com/us for more details.
© 2013 Penton Media Inc.