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Office Furniture Maker Saves £750,000 in Transport Costs

Academic journal article Manager

Office Furniture Maker Saves £750,000 in Transport Costs

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Dams International, a leading UK independent office furniture manufacturer, is saving £750,000 per year since implementing an innovative transport optimisation system from Paragon Software Systems, a leading company in the field of transport optimisation. The savings are a result of being able to radically improve the management of its drivers and fitters in its 140 strong delivery fleet, resulting in greater productivity and efficiency.

"Paragon Multi Depot saves the company £750,000 per year through a range of operational benefits that enable us to make more deliveries and provide greater service with our available resources," says Gary Grindlay, Supply Chain Director at Dams International. He adds, "We have gone from five manual planning clerks who would take all day to plan, to one Paragon planner who takes about an hour to produce our daily schedules. Before, we made roughly eight deliveries per vehicle per day, whereas now we are doing ten or more and we are aiming to extend this to about twelve each day."

'There are several reasons for these improvements. …

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