DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 24, 2016) - Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, has been named a Top Green Provider by Food Logistics magazine. This annual list profiles companies who exceed industry standards in their sector and focus on sustainability in the global food supply chain. Paragon was selected for providing routing and scheduling optimization solutions that lower mileage and gas usage, which reduces carbon emissions.
"Our routing and scheduling optimization solutions improve transport operations by optimizing routes for less driving and improving truck utilization for less empty running of trucks. By sequencing deliveries in the most efficient way, our route optimization software provides clients with truck routes that minimize mileage, but still meet transportation requirements, such as agreed upon time windows or vehicle restrictions," said William Salter, CEO and President, Paragon Software Systems. "We are pleased to once again win this prestigious award and help our clients improve efficiencies and foster sustainability."
"The 2016 Top Green Providers list is our largest ever, signaling the growing importance of sustainability throughout the global food and beverage supply chain," notes Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief for Food Logistics. "Applying sustainable practices in the agriculture, transportation, warehousing and retailing sectors is critical in addressing the environmental and business demands of the 21st century, particularly for our industry."
"Paragon was named in the 2016 Top Green Providers list in recognition of its ability to substantially reduce food distribution miles and CO2 emissions for one of its supermarket customers," continues William Salter. "By reviewing the allocation of stores to DCs, balancing warehouse capacities and daily throughput limits, then optimizing the detailed transportation schedules, Paragon and its customer have worked together to reduce the overall food miles and associated carbon emissions."
This year's Top Green Providers list includes grocers, 3PLs, cold storage providers, pallet and packaging manufacturers, software and technology companies and others whose products and services are elevating sustainability to a 'competitive advantage' in our industry. Companies on this year's Top Green Providers list will be profiled in the June 2016 print issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.
About Food Logistics
Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media Inc., a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world's most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics, supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, events and social media.
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: http://www.paragontruckrouting.com.