SOURCE: Paragon Software Systems

Paragon Software Systems

October 28, 2014 09:10 ET

Paragon Software Systems Real-Time "Arrivals Board" Optimizes Store Delivery Efficiency

Reduces Labor Costs & Increases Staff Utilization

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 28, 2014) - Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, is offering new "Arrivals Board" functionality for all of its routing and scheduling systems that link to satellite vehicle tracking using Paragon Fleet Controller. This provides continually updated visual estimated times of arrival (ETAs) to store staff, informing them when the delivery will arrive and precisely what is on the vehicle. The new functionality prevents time wasting and reduces labor costs; staff can continue with other duties right up to the time the vehicle is due on site and it eliminates the need for having extra staff on standby.

The Arrivals Board also makes it easier to manage multiple deliveries by ensuring enough people are available to handle offloading and for turning the vehicles around on time.

Users access the Arrivals Board over the web using any Internet-linked display such as large plasma or LCD screens in transportation offices, desktop PCs, laptops and tablets. It is extremely user friendly and only shows the information that in-store delivery teams need: such as the vehicle ID, ETA, type of delivery, and delivery volume on board for the store.

"We have a number of Arrivals Boards already in use by various customers and they have found them extremely useful. All they have to do is access the website with their login details, and click on their store to see what is happening in real time. They benefit from being able to see when their deliveries will arrive and they can be ready and prepared to unload the trucks when they reach their destination. No one has to wait around as the ETAs are continually updated from the live link via Fleet Controller to the vehicle tracking system," said William Salter, President and CEO, Paragon Software Systems.

"Using the Arrivals Board further enhances transportation optimization as it ensures the in-store delivery process runs smoothly and cost-effectively. This avoids unloading delays and helps keep the deliveries on plan, which is essential in minimizing the cost of the delivery operation. This is just one of the many product developments we have undertaken to support our customers and it demonstrates the flexibility of our software and ability to meet changing requirements. Feedback from current users tells us the Arrivals Boards are making a big difference to store efficiency and we hope that other companies will take advantage of this easy to use web-based tool," he adds.

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.

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