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Paragon automates Olympic delivery routes

Paragon Software Systems is providing transport operators with software functionality to manage vehicle movements along traffic-disrupted routes during the London Olympic and Paralympic games.

Paragon software users can now model how road closures, congestion and the increased demand for consumables will affect operations as well as consider how to handle changes to delivery times, unloading times and alterations in delivery frequency.

A recent poll of Paragon customers indicated that around 72% of companies have already begun planning for the games.

With the start of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics only eight months away Paragon Software Systems is keen to help its clients minimise likely disruption to any London logistics operations.

Using data recently supplied by Transport for London, Paragon has developed functionality and prepared data files that can be used in a Paragon system.

As a result, users can tackle issues such as identifying delivery points that may be affected and understand where the likely areas of congestion will be.

For example, users can easily identify which of their customers are likely to be affected by a specific event such as the cycle road race. It is also possible to identify and exclude those sections of the Olympic Route Network likely to affect their delivery operations so that delivery vehicles avoid them on the day.

Paragon will soon also include congestion data around the event start and finish times for each venue so users can automatically create delivery schedules taking account of the anticipated hold-ups.

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