Fashion and homeware chain Store Twenty One has reduced its fleet size by 27% since implementing Paragon routeing and scheduling software in December 2011, which its says will lead to around £500,000 in annual cost savings. The retailer says it has been able to remove three 18-tonne rigids from its fleet, as the software has driven efficiencies in its logistics operation through better planning of optimised peak and off-peak delivery schedules to its 220 stores from its Solihull DC. Martin […]
Wadworth Brewery, the maker of 6X, has selected Paragon routeing software to aid it in streamlining deliveries to its 700 pubs across southern and western England. The brewer says it will use the system to review its current delivery strategy, model the most efficient routes and establish best use of its delivery fleet. The software should also enable the brewery to allocate optimal loads to vehicles, spreading the workloads across the delivery team according to vehicle and staff availability, as […]
The head of logistics at The Co-operative Food would welcome any move by the DfT to expand the scope of the longer semi-trailer trial. Co-operative Food has spent £348,000 getting its full allocation of eight of the 15.65m trailers (the longest of the two variants) on the road. The Gray & Adams command rear-steer, box-van trailers are being used for trunking picked orders of ambient goods from Co-operative’s NDC at Prologis Park in Coventry, heading into depots that present access […]
The driver shortage is a bigger cause for concern to the industry in 2018 than it was last year, according to a new survey.