New innovation to improve fixed route management
The integration means vehicles can be tracked against the planned routes and re-scheduled during the day to reflect actual fleet activity, helped improved fixed-route performance for companies that have regular distribution patterns.
Phil Ingham, Paragon support director, said: 'The software offers clear advantages for customer service. The live vehicle
data allows pre-planned delivery times to be updated daily, enabling the transport management team to tell customers of changes. The system can also send automatic text or email messages to tell customers when the delivery vehicle will arrive.'
Paragon RMS stores the fixed routes, previously created by Paragon's routing and scheduling system. Daily delivery volumes are downloaded from the customer's business system (such as warehouse management, sales order processing or enterprise resource planning systems). The software checks the updated schedules automatically for feasibility and legality. The schedules
are then adjusted to avoid any potential problems and further improve efficiency.
The system also provides performance reports for individual drivers and vehicles to give a bird's-eye view of how the fleet is working and where improvements are possible.
'You can look at deviation to routes, on-time delivery records, and actual miles travelled versus the mileages held within the system. This innovative enhancement opens new opportunities to improve fixed route management,' added Ingham.