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Konzum chooses Paragon for daily planning in Croatia

Konzum, the Croatia based retailer and part of Agrokor group, one of the East Europe region's leading retail groups, has selected Paragon to standardise daily planning operations. By optimising transport planning through the adoption of Paragon software, Konzum/Agrokor aims to cut costs, drive greater efficiencies, improve the company's environmental performance and enhance customer service.

Initially, Paragon will be used to replace manual planning at Konzum, Croatia's largest supermarket chain which operates six depots and 200 vehicles delivering ambient, fresh and dairy products and non-foods to 700 stores. Konzum's transport director, Ivan Santoric, confirms: “In looking at providers of transport optimisation and execution software, we found that Paragon stood head and shoulders above the competition.”

“In particular, its strong track record and unrivalled experience in working with major grocery retailers in the UK and around the world, together with its clear understanding of our markets, gave us the confidence that the Paragon solution would ideally meet Agrokor's demanding and complex requirements.”

William Salter, Paragon managing director adds: “We are delighted that Konzum/Agrokor has chosen Paragon to help streamline its retail transport operations. This further extends our global footprint in the retail sector, which includes all of the UK's top five grocery chains, as well as other retail clients in continental Europe, Asia and North America.”

Looking ahead, Agrokor plans to deploy Paragon's Fleet Controller software, linked with a local tracking supplier, to enable Paragon's optimised route schedules to be tracked in real time.

Paragon Software Systems is committed to excellence in providing optimisation solutions for routing and scheduling, resource management and transport execution. The company has an unparalleled track record of successful software implementations with over 1,500 systems installed in 31 countries worldwide. Paragon provides software solutions for operations ranging from 10 vehicles based at a single site to hundreds of vehicles running out of several sites. Paragon software is used for routing and scheduling optimisation on a daily basis; managing transport resources; rationalising fixed routes; strategic planning and modelling; scheduling home deliveries continuously as orders are being confirmed; and managing the execution of the transport plan in real time using vehicle tracking technology. With clients including Tesco, Royal Mail Group, Harrods, Mastercare, CEVA Logistics, Wincanton, DHL Exel, Norbert Dentressangle, Pirelli, Greene King, John Lewis, Argos and Rank Hovis, the company has the experience to ensure that distribution problems are translated into software solutions that provide real benefits for clients. Paragon solutions are helping hundreds of companies across the globe to cut transport costs, improve operational efficiency, reduce planning time and raise customer service levels, and frequently underpin a client's strategic business growth objectives.

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