Grocery distributor AF Blakemore Logistics has slashed one million road km and reduced its fleet size by 10% by installing a dynamic routing and scheduling system from Paragon. The logistics business is part of the AF Blakemore & Sons group, which owns the SPAR convenience store brand, and delivers food products to 978 SPAR stores across England and Wales. Logistics manger Mark Deakin told Motortransport.co.uk that the move away from fixed route planning had led to better load utilisation and […]
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 […]
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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 […]