Reynolds Catering Supplies has selected Paragons routing, scheduling and transport optimisation software to streamline distribution planning for its fast growing business delivering fresh and chilled foods to high street names such as Prt A Manger and Wagamama.
Richard Calder, strategic development manager for Reynolds says that there were several reasons for choosing Paragon. We had a number of top high street customers who requested we purchase Paragon software as part of their contracts with us, he confirms. This, together with similar recommendations from other companies within the industry, made the decision to select Paragon an easy one.
Reynolds is using the software to ensure that routes are as efficient as possible and to help handle the large number of new customers it has secured. We are sense-checking our existing fixed route network using the software and then making any necessary amendments to the fixed routes, which is proving to be an easy way of improving efficiency throughout our operation, he says. In addition, Paragon gives us an effective way of adding in the substantial levels of new business as efficiently as possible.
Paragon will also play a more strategic role in the future decision-making process of the company. When considering opening a new depot, for example, Paragon will help us determine the most effective location and the possible savings to be made, he adds.
Charles Nockold, Paragon marketing and business development director says: Using Paragon software, Reynolds will be able to capitalise on its recent success by ensuring it continues to offer customers the most efficient service, at the same time optimising operating efficiencies by ensuring maximum vehicle and driver utilisation.
About Paragon Software Systems
Paragon Software Systems is committed to excellence in providing optimisation solutions for routing and scheduling, resource management and transport execution. The company has an unparalleled track record of successful software implementations with over 1,500 systems installed in 31 countries worldwide.
Paragon provides software solutions for operations ranging from 10 vehicles based at a single site to hundreds of vehicles running out of several sites. Paragon software is used for routing and scheduling optimisation on a daily basis; managing transport resources; rationalising fixed routes; strategic planning and modelling; scheduling home deliveries continuously as orders are being confirmed; and managing the execution of the transport plan in real time using vehicle tracking technology.
With clients including Tesco, Royal Mail Group, Harrods, Mastercare, CEVA Logistics, Wincanton, DHL Exel, Norbert Dentressangle, Pirelli, Greene King, John Lewis, Argos and Rank Hovis, the company has the experience to ensure that distribution problems are translated into software solutions that provide real benefits for clients. Paragon solutions are helping hundreds of companies across the globe to cut transport costs, improve operational efficiency, reduce planning time and raise customer service levels, and frequently underpin a clients strategic business growth objectives.