A new software development from Paragon Software Systems is designed to enable transportation operators to organize deliveries to arrive onsite at similar times each day. The Arrival Time Banding feature in Paragon routing and scheduling optimization software is designed for more manageable deliveries for customers, as staff no longer need to break off from their other duties to receive deliveries at different times of the day. It also helps transportation operators to make fuller utilization of their drivers and trucks while providing service improvements.
The new feature incorporates the different time zones used across the United States and Canada and can be beneficial to operators when planning and optimizing multiple deliveries on fixed routes, or even dynamic routes. Paragon says Arrival Time Banding provides a win-win for transportation operators and their customers through improvements in transportation by enabling achievable cost-effective deliveries within agreed intervals.
Paragon says the software module makes short work of creating the multiple delivery plans, allocating the resources and optimizing the routes and schedules. It has the flexibility to choose the most efficient delivery times for each customer while also ensuring that regular deliveries are always within the same time band each day. Paragon says this gives the customer the ability to include the deliveries within a more manageable daily routine while taking account of any delivery restrictions such as early store closing or site inaccessibility at certain times.