Paragon Software Systems Inc announced that Pizza Wholesale of Lexington purchased its Multi Depot transportation planning software. The routing and scheduling system is in use at the division of Hunt Brothers Pizza handling operational and strategic planning for more than 100 vehicles servicing 3,600 customers in 15 states.
“We began evaluating routing and scheduling software options early last year and looked at several suppliers,” said Steve Wolf, director of warehousing and logistics at Hunt Brothers Pizza. “The Paragon Multi Depot solution was clearly the best choice in terms of functionality and the company’s proven experience in the food distribution sector. In a short period of time we have already realized a return on our investment.”
In particular, Wolf cites savings from a reduction in miles driven by effective, efficient consolidation of delivery routes, a process that now takes minutes compared with days previously. In turn, he added, that leads to administrative time and cost savings, better management of driver hours of service, and significant fuel cost savings. Longer-term, the reduction in mileage can also lead to longer vehicle service life, cutting capital investment costs and lowering maintenance expenses.
Multi Depot transportation planning software enables Pizza Wholesale of Lexington to plan routes for all its trucks and drivers centrally. The routing and scheduling system develops a single optimized transportation plan. The software maintains information about customer locations and delivery requirements, and details of distribution center locations, fleet characteristics, and driver information. It uses advanced optimization algorithms, incorporating up-to-date digital mapping, to create truck routes and schedules automatically.
Pizza Wholesale of Lexington, based in Paris KY, distributes made-to-order pizza for the convenience store industry. The company is a division of Hunt Brothers Pizza, headquartered in Nashville TN.