Clients Lower Mileage and Cut Carbon Emissions to Help Control Climate

Paragon Software is cited in the Carbon Disclosure Project report as helping companies meet green supply chain goals

DallasApril 28, 2015Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a provider of vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, announced that several clients of the company were listed in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) report for striving to meet green supply chain goals using technology. The CDP report lists global climate performance leaders that are using technology to tackle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change objectives to drive sustainable economies. Two of Paragon’s long-term clients made the list of leaders who demonstrate a superior approach to climate change, cited for decreasing their carbon footprint by reducing empty miles, utilizing mode-optimization opportunities, loading trucks more fully and enhancing the efficiency of their transportation network.

“Businesses around the world are realizing the benefits of reducing environmental risk by optimizing routes to lower fuel usage, reduce carbon emissions and decrease empty miles,” said William Salter, CEO and president, Paragon Software Systems. “In honor of Earth Day, we salute these CDP report A-list companies for striving to improve the environment by using our route optimization and scheduling solutions to cut greenhouse gases and other emissions.”

Most recently, industry analyst and Logistics Viewpoints blogger Steve Banker delved into the CDP report, focusing on food, beverage and retail companies, to analyze which businesses are using a transportation management system. Two of Paragon’s clients are listed in the report: J Sainsbury PLC and Morrisons Supermarkets. Morrisons has been using Paragon software for 30 years to maximize delivery performance to its stores, while 16 Sainsbury’s depots are using an integrated transport management system, which integrates Paragon’s planning optimization with telematics to dramatically enhance the accuracy and execution of each day's complex transport plans. The system increased driver productivity by 8 percent, improved empty running by 12 percent, cut store turnaround times by 15 percent and increased on-time delivery levels by 17 percent.

Sainsbury uses Paragon’s Resource Manager to plan routes against individual driver shifts and available vehicle resources to ensure that each day’s multi-shifted transport plans are realistic and achievable. It also uses Paragon Fleet Controller to monitor the accurate execution of the delivery schedule. The benefits reported using Paragon include savings of 142,245 gallons of fuel across four sites, 3.1 million pounds of C02 emissions reduction and a 3.8 percent overall travel distance reduction.

Says Banker in Logistics Viewpoints, “Nevertheless, if you are a company that publishes a sustainability report and carbon reduction is one of your corporate goals, implementing a transportation management system will usually represent an easy win.”

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