Argos Direct, the home shopping arm of the high street retailer, has selected Paragon’s Multi Depot routeing and scheduling software as part of a drive to improve its transport planning capability.
Argos’ home delivery service comprises some 550 vehicles making 15,000 deliveries each day from 30 depots across the UK.
Following extensive testing, the Paragon Multi Depot solution was rolled out to all depots between July-November 2005.
Paragon says that driver productivity and vehicle utilisation have been closely monitored delivering significant benefits, including; improved miles per drop, hours per drop and vehicle utilisation.
Savi Technology has released new sensor tags, which it claims will reduce spoilage by monitoring the temperature and humidity of commercial shipments.
In addition to RFID components that automatically locate goods in the supply chain, the ST-673 and ST-674 contain sensors that monitor temperature and humidity changes of the container’s contents or other supply chain assets.
Savi says that users can set acceptable temperature and humidity ranges tailored to the characteristics of the particular goods to be monitored.