Paragon announces that Agropur, a leading Canadian provider of dairy products and an important player in the North American dairy industry, has selected its Multi Depot planning software to optimise its fixed route operation that sees hundreds of vehicles moving fresh dairy product throughout Canada every week.

Agropur’s software installation includes street level mapping for Canada plus Paragon’s Territory Optimiser module to help create compact territories with balanced workloads. Paragon’s Multi Period Planner option will be applied to the newly created territories to help streamline delivery frequency.

“We are excited to begin working with Paragon Software Systems to optimize our delivery routes and schedules,” said John McClymont, Manager, Retail Distribution & Process Improvement at Agropur.

“Paragon software not only delivers a quick ROI, but helps improve customer service by meeting required schedules, plus better utilises a driver’s time by avoiding traffic delays and idling situations,” said William Salter, President and CEO, Paragon Software Systems. “We look forward to Agropur’s success for streamlined delivery routes, reduced mileage, and lowered costs.”

Paragon’s Multi Depot software looks at Agropur’s operation as a whole to simplify planning and to reduce overall mileage. Paragon’s Multi Period Planner will help Agropur decide the best delivery patterns for each customer to ensure delivery requirements are met while minimising costs.

Paragon’s Territory Optimiser will utilise street level maps and true road-based journey calculations to accurately calculate workloads to reduce overall mileage, travel time, and transportation costs. Paragon delivers street level details, such as roads, bridges, over and underpasses, one-way roads, etc. that can affect delivery times. Paragon software considers these details when planning routes and schedules to ensure the most efficient routes that meet customer delivery schedules at optimal cost.

Agropur selects Paragon's Multi Depot planning software to optimise its fixed route operation