A. Duie Pyle, a Northeast-based provider of integrated logistics, is being saluted for the second year in a row as a winner of CIO magazine’s CIO 100 award. The award, which honors the 100 organizations in the nation that demonstrate the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology, recognizes A. Duie Pyle’s response to changing business conditions in the transportation industry.
This year’s CIO award program focused on companies that used IT in innovative ways to deliver competitive advantages to the enterprise and enable growth. Specifically, A. Duie Pyle is being recognized for developing its state-of-the-art geocoding and dynamic route optimization technology, which utilizes a satellite-based system to find the most optimal delivery routes for a given set of resources and deliveries. Dynamic route optimization has the potential to provide savings in every area of rising costs for the transportation industry, which A. Duie Pyle then can pass on to customers.
“Twenty percent of each day’s deliveries are to new consignee addresses,” says Jim Dobson, director of information technology for West Chester, Pa.-based A. Duie Pyle. “This presents challenges with respect to computing accurate geocodes in a timely manner on a daily basis. Because timing is so critical in our business, the Pyle team has worked tirelessly to find the right solution. Accurate geocodes group the deliveries into categories based on operational needs, and are the foundation for the dynamic optimization process. The process helps us meet our own operational needs while enhancing the service we provide to customers.”