Paragon Software Systems, Inc. has introduced a special ‘Dispatch Smoothing’ feature to its transportation routing software to prevent bottlenecks in warehouse dispatch. Transportation plans tend to react to customer demand but do not take into account the capabilities of warehouse resources and their availability. Dispatch Smoothing enables companies to balance logistics and warehousing operations by optimizing workflows that improve efficiency and reduce cost by ensuring that all available resources are used effectively.
The routing and scheduling optimization software, for example, makes it possible to plan the optimal number of loads for dispatch so that the warehouse can easily cope with the demand. The software does this by controlling the outbound profile of loads dispatching from the warehouse and automating the scheduling of trucks, so that departures within a given period are achievable using the available warehouse resources ’ people, loading bays and equipment. This Dispatch Smoothing functionality, therefore, optimizes the route schedules so that available resources are not overburdened while maintaining customer service excellence.
Dispatch Smoothing is just one of the many reasons why logistics companies and transportation departments select Paragon’s Windows-based software to computerize their transport planning, enabling them to create optimized routes and schedules automatically. This allows them to improve their services while reducing cost and making best use of their resources. The software enables all types of transportation planning, including dynamic and fixed routes and schedules, and strategic modeling, making it the choice of companies such as Martin-Brower, Toyota Material Handling USA, CEVA, Exel Supply Chain, Life Gas, AgReliant Genetics and National Food Corporation.
‘Dispatch Smoothing highlights the versatility of Paragon for all sizes of distribution operation, making it easier for transporters to align their fleet and driver resources with the warehouse so that the dispatch operation is slick and cost effective. It helps companies to improve productivity and efficiency of their fleet while also maximizing the efficiency of their warehouse operation and resource use. We believe that many of our North American customers will benefit from this added functionality which will help them meet customer service expectations in a new, more effective way,’ says Phil Ingham, Paragon Support Director.