SOURCE: Paragon Software Systems
DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 18, 2013) - Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, announces that their solutions meet the top five challenges mentioned in a survey of commercial fleet managers by Automotive Logistics magazine. These challenges are: implementing cost reduction strategies, managing fuel price volatility, handling driver safety, implementing green fleet initiatives, and increasing driver productivity.
"Senior management mandates to reduce overall fleet costs continue to be the top challenge facing commercial fleet managers, followed closely by fuel price volatility, cost effective ways to green a fleet, and addressing ways to increase fleet department productivity," said William Salter, CEO and President of Paragon Software Systems. "Paragon's solutions optimize routes and schedules to meet these daunting challenges."
Implementing Cost Reduction Strategies: Paragon's vehicle routing and scheduling solutions help companies lower costs in their transportation budgets by creating and maintaining the most efficient schedules and routes. Running on a Windows operating platform, Paragon's transportation optimization system holds details of customer addresses, delivery quantities, time windows, vehicle sizes, driver shift details, and other transportation parameters. 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.
Managing Fuel Price Volatility: By optimizing routes and schedules, fleets reduce the amount of fuel used, which helps companies deal with fuel price volatility and lowers transportation spend.
Handling Driver Safety: Paragon's routing and scheduling software takes into account the legal driver's hours restrictions to ensure that the optimized schedules are practical for drivers. Accurately ensuring that drivers' workloads can be met enhances their safety and boosts customer satisfaction.
Implementing Green Initiatives: Carbon footprints can be reduced by creating carbon-friendly schedules based on road speed and load weight with Paragon's solutions. Organizations can create more efficient routes and schedules that reduce total miles while reviewing and monitoring carbon and fuel related KPIs so that further action can be taken if required.
Increasing Driver Productivity: Automation of route scheduling and optimization of those routes improves driver productivity while reducing transport time and mileage. By using various street level data, Paragon's software automatically takes into account factors such as one-way roads and turning restrictions, which is vital to ensure routes are practical and delays are avoided, increasing driver productivity.
"Paragon can address the driver shortage that is often discussed in the news, too," added William Salter. "Paragon's software solutions improve vehicle and driver utilization so that less drivers and trucks are needed to complete deliveries."
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, The Dufresne Group, 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.