Paragon Software Systems Wins SDCE100 Award

Chosen for Optimization of Fleet Routing & Scheduling

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2014) - Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, has been named a SDCE100 Award winner for 2014 from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. These awards honor the best projects that navigate the complex waters of today's complex supply chains. Paragon Software Systems was chosen for its project with a large, dedicated distributor for the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry. Paragon implemented its truck routing software to improve operational efficiencies, which included achieving more frequent deliveries without increasing fleet size or fuel costs.

"The Paragon team is pleased to win this award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine for our continued commitment to developing and implementing route optimization software solutions that deliver real savings to our growing client base," comments William Salter, President & CEO of Paragon Software Systems, Inc. "In today's competitive environment we remain 100% committed to helping our clients streamline their distribution operations using our advanced software solutions which, when combined with the knowledge and experience of our support and implementation team, make us a powerful player in this growing market sector."

"Our readers count on Supply & Demand Chain Executive for intelligence and decision-making information on solutions and best practices for supply chain transformation," said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "With this year's Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, we are featuring '100 Great Supply Chain Projects' that demonstrate the broad spectrum of opportunities for enabling excellence in the supply chain. The projects featured can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations."

Paragon software is used for the daily routing and scheduling of multi-frequency deliveries to more than 6,000 customers serviced by the client's fleet of 570 trucks. When the customer's DCs changed from a two-delivery a week to a three-delivery a week schedule, Paragon's software helped manage this change without adding excess mileage. Mileage increases had been predicted but Paragon allowed the client to maximize delivery routes on the existing fleet, and as a result the customer did not have to invest in new tractors and trailers. At one DC a new Paragon master schedule immediately reduced mileage by 5,000 miles per week, which equated to a 6% reduction in mileage. In addition, as a direct result of the Paragon planned routes, the QSR distributor cut 900,000 lbs. of CO2 from its carbon footprint.

The 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 are supply chain solution and service providers that are helping their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence. They have produced measurable gains in ROI through cost-cutting, and increased efficiency, whether in warehouse, transportation, procurement sourcing or any other category in the end-to-end supply chain. Over 200 submissions were evaluated by the magazine's editorial staff primarily based on: ambitiousness/scope of the project (30 percent); creative application of technologies/solutions/services used (20 percent); extent of the business results/impact (40 percent); clarity of submission (10 percent). Final recipients will be featured with more detail in the cover story of the June 2014 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive, as well as online.

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, Linde, McLane, National Food Corporation, 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 3,300 systems installed at more than 1,000 client sites in 50 countries worldwide. For more information visit

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