DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 08/27/13 -- George's Chicken, the fully integrated poultry company headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, is now benefitting from additional routing software purchased from Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions. George's, Inc. now uses the system operationally across several sites for planning with live order volumes.
"We chose Paragon Software because of its flexibility which makes it easier to integrate with our home-grown office systems and allows us to automate the transportation planning process," said Jeff Overstreet, Director of Transportation, George's, Inc. "As we sell fresh poultry products that must sell out every day, we have been able to customize the Paragon system so that we can put loads of chicken up for auction on a spot sale, allowing us to sell all the chickens for that day and to maximize truck payloads."
Future usage planned for the Paragon software is to create management reports that will help George's with carrier performance management. "We use a variety of outsourced carriers in our Western Division and want to be able to rate their on-time performance and better understand costs. With Paragon's Management Reporting capabilities, we will be able to select the best performing carriers to meet our customers' needs," added Jeff Overstreet.
Paragon provides software for planning, optimizing and managing transportation schedules on a daily basis; rationalizing fixed routes; and managing transportation resources. As well as cutting transportation costs and improving operational efficiency by up to 20%, Paragon software also enables companies to shorten order lead times, generate more consistent transportation schedules, reduce total distance travelled and fuel used, save carrier costs, smooth warehouse workloads for greater efficiency, provide a streamlined transportation office, and raise customer service performance.
About Paragon Software Systems:
Paragon Software Systems, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of truck routing and scheduling software solutions. Paragon's advanced planning systems have been proven to cut transportation costs and improve efficiency across a wide range of distribution operation types and industry sectors. Paragon's North American truck routing software clients include George's, Inc., AgReliant Genetics, The Dufresne Group, Linde, McLane, National Food Corporation, Reyes Beverage Group, and many others. The software is used for the daily route optimization of transportation schedules; rationalizing fixed routes; managing transportation resources; strategic logistics planning; and managing home delivery orders with dynamic routing. Paragon Software Systems, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paragon Software Systems plc, the UK's number one provider of transportation routing and scheduling software. Paragon has over 2,300 systems installed at more than 750 client sites in 45 countries worldwide. For more information visit www.paragonrouting.com/us.