TDG has simplified transport planning within its Some Décor division by implementing Paragon’ Software Systems’ map-based routeing and scheduling software.
The software will help TDG produce daily plans based on orders from customer, which include B&Q, Homebase, Wickes and Focus.
David Vincent, TDG’s contract manager, said: “We can look at a wide range of parameters such as geographic regions, number of vehicles, drivers, capacities, and so on. This gives us a clear view of the workloads and what we can achieve by full utilisation of our available resources. By using 100 per cent optimised routes we can deliver more and this gives us improved flexibility and we are able to react better to our customers’ requirements.
“The large number of orders we deal with on a daily basis would be too difficult to plan manually. With manual planning there is the danger of introducing inefficiencies that then add further problems throughout the supply chain.
“Paragon automates the whole process for us, applying intelligence to simplify what would otherwise be a very lengthy and complex job. The software produces the plans and all we need to do is a sense check to make sure we are happy with the routes.”