Fergusons Transport has brought in Paragon routeing and scheduling software to plan services for car builder Nissan.
“Paragon was a natural choice for Fergusons Transport. Nissan’s logistics partners favour the software and it came highly recommended. I am over the moon with the software. It saves us so much time by delivering the information we need in minutes – no more weeks and weeks of poring over spreadsheets. We can quickly run the plan, assign the routes to the drivers and get on with the business of Nissan’s logistics,” says George Mallaby, Fergusons group IT support controller.
Fergusons, which has been operating in the North East since 1926, has been working for Nissan for nearly 20 years, collecting and delivering product from its suppliers.
It currently runs Paragon on a dedicated platform but plans to move the software onto a Citrix Server, enabling centralised management of the dedicated Nissan transport operation.
Running a combination of “production” and “service” routes, Fergusons is maximising truckloads and making better use of its available driver time. The software enables the company to react quickly to fluctuations in Nissan’s manufacturing cycle, adjusting the plan to meet varying demands for parts.