SOURCE: Paragon Software Systems

Paragon Software Systems

November 15, 2013 09:57 ET

Paragon Software Systems Wins Green Supply Chain Award

Transportation Management System Optimizes Routing to Lower Fuel Usage/Carbon Emissions

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 15, 2013) -  Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, announces that the company has been awarded the 2013 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. Paragon was chosen for helping reduce significant amounts of carbon emissions and lowering fuel usage for clients who use their scheduling and routing systems to improve efficiencies within their transportation operations.

"By being able to create more efficient routes to reduce mileage and generate more carbon-friendly schedules based on road speed and load weights, Paragon customers meet their sustainability goals and green supply chain targets," said William Salter, CEO and President, Paragon Software Systems. "We are pleased to receive this prestigious award for helping customers become more eco-friendly. In fact, eco-fleet achievements made by individual customers include: reductions in 900,000 lbs. of CO2; cutting 150,000 miles/week on deliveries; and saving 143,000 gallons of gas."

"As limited environmental resources, tighter profit margins and increased market competitiveness continue to impact supply chains, many companies still take the 'green' path to build more sustainable supply chains and mitigate the impact of their business processes on the environment," said Barry Hochfelder, Editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "This has been increasingly evident over the past few years and is relatively clear with the increased number of entries we received this year for our annual green awards. The increased adoption of green best practices and strategies will only continue to grow."

The 2013 Green Supply Chain Awards recognize companies making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and/or supply chains, in the areas of Sourcing/Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Operations, Product Lifecycle Management, and other areas of the supply chain. The awards also recognize providers of supply chain solutions and services assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals. Submissions were judged based on the clarity and content of the goals and strategy (30 percent), the extent of the steps being taken (30 percent), the impact of the results to date and projected results (30 percent), and the form and presentation of the information submitted (10 percent).

"The team here at Paragon remains committed to developing and implementing benefit-driven software solutions that tackle the real needs faced by today's transportation operators," adds Salter. "The Paragon system uses an advanced algorithm designed specifically for optimizing road-based transportation operations and digital mapping to calculate the most cost effective delivery schedules with minimized mileage, which results in lower fuel usage and hence, lower carbon emissions, making it the system of choice for over 750 companies located in more than 45 countries around the globe."

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 2,300 systems installed at more than 750 client sites in 45 countries worldwide. For more information visit www.paragonrouting.com/us.

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