Interfloor has implemented Paragon Software Systems’ routeing and scheduling software to centralise its UK route planning operations.
It has already reduced transport administrative time by 35 per cent, as well as cutting transport operating costs.
The company is using the software to optimise its nationwide delivery operations to a range of retail and wholesale outlets, including Carpetright, B&Q and the John Lewis Partnership.
Interfloor has sites in Haslingden, Lancashire and Dumfries, Scotland, both of which hold stock.
Prior to installing Paragon, it was not possible to co-ordinate planning operations so the sites operated independently.
The company has now been able to consolidate its planning, allowing greater co-ordination between sites. The software automatically identifies the best routes, sequences deliveries and selects the most appropriate warehouse.
Shane Kenny, logistics manager at Interfloor, said: “Without Paragon it would not be possible to plan and execute our deliveries from Haslingden and Dumfries in parallel. The software allows a single planner to produce optimised daily plans that ensure we are maximising the efficiency of our own fleet as well as managing our subcontractors more effectively. It has consolidated our transportation operations, saving us time and allowing us to turn around orders within three days.
“The software also allows us to optimise our trunking and it enables us to run a smooth cross-docking operation. Again, this is a situation that has been simplified by the software.”