Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

The Original Factory Shop chooses Paragon

Haulier McDowells has taken routeing and scheduling software from Paragon Software Sytems to deliver to over 140 Original Factory Shop stores.

McDowells delivers more than 1,400 pallets tostores across the UK each week with a fleet of 22 articulated and rigid trucks. It has taken on the software to save planning time and reduce vehicles used and road miles. 


Operations director at McDowells, Joe Balmforth, said: “We have been providing transport services to The Original Factory Shop for many years and the manual planning of deliveries was complex, particularly as the company is constantly opening new stores. Paragon simplifies the entire process and improves fleet resource management too… [the software]  guides the deployment of our existing fleet and shows where we need to extend it. For example, it has shown us what new vehicles we’ll need to buy to meet the needs of the new stores.”