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Paragon Software Systems Wins Top Logistics IT Award




DALLAS, TX — (Marketwired) — 12/16/14 — ., a leader in solutions, announces winning a Food Logistics Top 100 Logistics IT Provider Award. Paragon was chosen for its wide range of planning, optimization and transportation management solutions that control schedules on a daily basis, rationalize fixed routes, schedule home deliveries, and manage transportation resources. As well as cutting transportation costs and improving operational efficiency by up to 20%, the Paragon software also enables companies to shorten order lead times, generate more consistent transportation schedules, reduce total distance traveled and fuel used, save carrier costs, smooth warehouse workloads for greater efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, provide a streamlined transportation office, and raise customer service performance.

“Food and beverage distributors are faced with an increased demand from their customers for tighter delivery time windows and more frequent deliveries, such as to replenish fresh food at least twice a week or to address the pre and post-weekend delivery peaks. All of this costs money, so top 3PLs and distributors are turning to Paragon to maximize truck utilization, cut empty running, and optimize fuel usage,” said William Salter, President & CEO, Paragon Software Systems. “We are extremely honored to win this prestigious award.”

“The impact of software and technology on the global food supply chain is truly profound,” emphasizes Lara L. Sowinski, Editor-in-Chief at Food Logistics. “Software solution providers, equipment manufacturers and numerous technology innovations are supporting growth in our industry while concurrently lowering operating costs, improving productivity and enhancing visibility from farm to fork.”

Although fuel prices are going down, the trucks that make up a delivery fleet are a large contributor to transportation cost. So, food and beverage distributors need to minimize their core fleet size by spreading their delivery workload evenly across the week. But with big demand peaks before and after the weekend, this is hard to do. Paragon–s advanced truck routing and scheduling software helps companies make the best use of their vehicle fleet by scheduling drivers and vehicles as separate entities, enabling drivers to be planned within legal weekly work hours while maximizing slip-seating to use each truck as much as possible. The software also supports scheduling of the entire fleet across a whole week, so that work can be moved around to give the fleet similar workloads each day. This minimizes fleet costs and frees up working capital.

For more than a decade, the editors of Food Logistics have profiled software and technology providers that hold influential roles in the global food and beverage supply chain. Their products benefit the industry in multiple ways, from reducing food waste and extending shelf life, to facilitating safe and sanitary transportation of product while assuring regulatory compliance. Indeed, the robust activity in the software and technology sector relative to the global food and beverage supply chain prompted Food Logistics to expand the list this year and rename it as the FL100+.

Companies who earned a spot on the FL100+ list are featured in the November/December 2014 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at .

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, events and social media.

, 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 clients include George–s Inc., AgReliant Genetics, Linde, McLane, National Food Corporation, and many others. The software is used for the of transportation schedules; rationalizing fixed routes; managing transportation resources; ; 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 . Paragon has over 3,300 systems installed at more than 1,000 client sites in 50 countries worldwide. For more information visit .

For More Information, Contact:
Becky Boyd
MediaFirst PR
(770) 642-2080 x 214

Jane Geary
Paragon Software Systems
+44 (0) 1306 732600





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