Paragon’s industry-leading routing and scheduling software, along with its world-class customer support, wins the prestigious award for the fourth year in a row.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected Paragon Software Systems as a recipient of an SDCE 100 Award for 2018.

The SDCE 100 is an annual list of 100 great supply chain projects. These projects can serve as a map for supply chain executives who are looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. The idea is to show how supply chain solution and service providers can help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.

Paragon’s winning entry was its implementation of routing and scheduling automation software with Marigolds & Onions, one of the leading catering and event planning businesses in Toronto, Canada.

Marigolds & Onions provides catering services to a growing number of private and corporate clients and, as transport planning became increasingly complex, the company recognized the need for a solution to automate this process. Upon implementation of Paragon’s Single Depot software, they received benefits that include:

  • Cost per individual order has gone down 9.25% for delivery charges.
  • Fuel costs are down 11%, saving $3,000 to $5,000 per month.
  • Labor is down 9%.
  • Automated routing has removed up to one route per day from the delivery schedule, cut expedited courier use by 50%, and reduced delivery labor by 20%, saving $15,000 per month.

“Back in the day (this information) was on a bunch of spreadsheets, and trying to manage it was a nightmare,” said John Valente, Owner, Marigolds & Onions. “Using the Paragon routing and scheduling software, we have been able to add specific criteria for each client, such as specific delivery windows or detailed delivery instructions, helping us to generate feasible and efficient routes that meet contractual requirements.”

“First and foremost, we want to congratulate the winners of this year’s Top 100 for their successful and innovative projects, which serve as models to companies of all sizes what is achievable in their supply chains,” says John Yuva, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Regardless of company size, these projects are best-in-class examples of the types of efficiencies and bottom-line results that supply chain executives should be striving toward in their own operations. Our 2018 winners provide a roadmap for how to get there.”

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Paragon's routing and scheduling software is recognized in SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects 2018