SOURCE: Paragon Software Systems

Paragon Software Systems

December 18, 2015 10:18 ET

Paragon Software Systems Wins Food Logistics Award

Selected for Lowering Fuel Costs, Cutting Empty Running Miles, Improving Delivery Schedules

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2015) - Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, announces winning the FL100+ award from Food Logistics magazine. This is Paragon's 2nd consecutive appearance on this prestigious list of software and technology providers that hold influential roles in the global food and beverage supply chain. Paragon was recognized for helping food and beverage businesses reduce planning time, lower fuel costs by up to 20%, cut empty running, incorporate collections and deliveries in to the same routes and build routes that optimize fuel usage thereby reducing C02.

"Due to the competitive nature of this market, food stores need to ensure that their products are on store-shelves when consumers want to buy them. There is huge pressure from the supermarkets for suppliers to guarantee delivery times and this is where Paragon's route planning software can really help," said William Salter, CEO and President, Paragon Software Systems. "We are pleased that once again Paragon's advanced truck routing and scheduling solutions have been recognized for helping food and beverage businesses make the best use of their vehicle fleet."

"Developments in the software and technology sector are generating new opportunities for growers, food manufacturers, grocery retailers and the many logistics providers that support them," notes Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief at Food Logistics.

The Paragon system enables users to plan for a range of constraints at an individual customer (store) level, e.g. trucks can't deliver to a store between 4pm and 6pm, or trucks must not exceed a specific weight. The software then produces routes that adhere to these constraints for each and every store however many drops the driver has on his plan. When it comes to arriving on time, the system can factor in variables like average road speed data or roads that have time-sensitive restrictions which all contribute to making the driver late for his delivery.

Given all of the variables, routes would be very difficult to calculate manually to the level of accuracy and reliability that Paragon's algorithms are capable of delivering. Paragon's routing and scheduling system will produce an accurate route based on real-life parameters, which results in improved service reliability -- something, which is key to success within this competitive market sector.

Over 150 companies applied for this year's FL100+, more than any prior year. The FL100+ is designed to serve as a resource guide for the readers of Food Logistics. Companies who earned a spot on theFL100+ list are featured in the November/December 2015 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.

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.

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 and supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, Webinars, events and social media.

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