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Paragon has been selected as a recipient of the SDCE 100 Award for 2016 from Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation. Paragon was chosen for its implementation of a routing and scheduling optimization solution for a large fresh poultry processor and distributor. From day one of implementing the innovative logistics software the company was able to reduce its fleet size by 10 percent without impacting the high quality of customer service it is committed to.

“Paragon Software Systems is pleased to win this prestigious award for the third consecutive year for helping our client improve asset utilization and reduce road miles by five percent,” said William Salter, CEO and President, Paragon Software Systems. “For this particular customer, Paragon helps to minimize time spent transporting fresh and frozen foods so they can adhere to strict regulations for food safety, while providing consistent quality products worldwide every day.”

“Our goal with 2016’s SDCE 100 is to shine the spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the supply chain,” says Ronnie Garrett, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “The selected projects can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. We congratulate all of our winners for a job well done!”

Paragon’s dynamic and fixed transportation routing solution helped this fresh and frozen food business to reduce the time and distance its trucks spend on the road. The company runs all orders through the system, which factors in Hours of Service restrictions, truck weight, distance and dock time to create an optimal daily schedule. Dispatchers can use their local knowledge to manipulate routes if need be, allowing the company to create the most efficient routes with multi-stops to minimize spoilage. Reducing data entry and dispatch administration by 6 hours a week was also an immediate benefit – time that is now spent on investigating backhauling and other business opportunities.

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