Sunday 25th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Rexel co-ordinates deliveries with Paragon

Electrical supplies firm Rexel UK has implemented Paragon’s routeing and scheduling software to help co-ordinate next day deliveries to contractors throughout north west England.

The company aims to reduce road miles and drive down operating costs through improvements in fleet usage and maximising vehicle loads.

Neil Murphy, transport analyst, Newey & Eyre, a division of Rexel UK, said: “The Paragon software allows us to maximise the use of our fleet and drivers, ensuring that we utilise vehicle capacities and meet delivery time windows.

“With these efficiency improvements, we can reduce mileage, fuel usage and fleet operational costs.”

Rexel UK currently runs 16 to 17 routes to provide up to 350 deliveries per day using its fleet of 3.5 and 7.5 tonne trucks.

The routeing and scheduling software is designed to automate Rexel’s transport planning process and provide accurate routes, schedules and driver manifests, while allowing operator intervention if required.