© Copyright 2012 Paradox Software ConsultingContinuous Move Planner        (CMP)       Overview – March 2012              ...
About Paradox  Established in 1998 as logistics consulting company.                                                       ...
About CMP  CMP is a full-featured truckload matching and scheduling application based on Origin (Pickup)                  ...
Solutions for Logistics Problems                                                                                          ...
Some Customers                                                                    © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consul...
About the OverviewThis overview covers following areas:                                                                   ...
Case Study Scenario  National truckload carrier, founded in 1955, operating the industry’s largest                        ...
Setup and Data RequirementsThe following information is generally required to solve most                                  ...
Managing Your Data                              © Copyright 20012Paradox Software Consulting Data Management: CMP displays...
Setting up the Problem                                   © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consulting Parameters Setup …  ...
Setting up the Problem                                  © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consulting Parameters Setup cont...
Optimizing Truckloads – Continuous Move Planning                                                      © Copyright 2012 Par...
Optimizing Truckloads – Continuous Move Planning                                                      © Copyright 2012 Par...
Presenting Your Solution – Reports                                         © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consulting  R...
Presenting Your Solution – Maps  Map Displays:                                      © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Cons...
Next Steps                               © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software ConsultingNext Steps:Your next steps are easy: ...
On-Demand Solutions for Logistics Professionals                                                                           ...
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Overview of a Continuous Move Planning Tool for truckload carriers, shippers with truckload shipments or inter-plant movements, 3rd party logistics service providers, logistics consulting companies, and private fleet operations.

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  1. 1. © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software ConsultingContinuous Move Planner (CMP) Overview – March 2012 1
  2. 2. About Paradox Established in 1998 as logistics consulting company. © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consulting Major consulting assignment with Ryder led to recognition of specific types of operational software not available in the marketplace. Developed Continuous Move Planner (CMP) based on requirements of one of the large clients with the objective to match team runs to minimize empty miles, schedule time off for drivers, and to plan dispatch and delivery times to allow more loads to be included. Suite of products include software tools for routing and scheduling, continuous move planning, discrete resource scheduling, and fulfillment planning solutions. Customers include 3PLs, Supply Chain consulting service providers, shippers, and carriers. Continue to enhance products, primarily from user feedback, with two major releases per year. Besides supporting traditional perpetual licensing model, Paradox also offers software on 2 subscription basis which carries no upfront license fees and annual maintenance or implementation costs. With the subscription model, you simply download the tool and subscribe for the period of time you need it.
  3. 3. About CMP CMP is a full-featured truckload matching and scheduling application based on Origin (Pickup) © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consulting and Destination (Delivery) information considering DOT regulations and customer service requirements with the objective of minimizing empty miles and maximizing net revenue. Typical applications include lane matching, operational continuous move planning and resource scheduling, and backhaul matching for outbound private fleet routes. Optimizes empty miles, net revenue, pickup/delivery schedules, and number of vehicles and drivers to reduce fuel costs, capital costs and fleet expenses. Improves customer service with time-definite pickup and delivery schedules ensuring DOT compliance. Accepts data input in ASCII flat file formats such as tab delimited, comma delimited, and fixed width or entered directly into the application. Interfaces with Microsoft MapPoint and PC*MILER’s suite of products for accurate mapping, directions, distance and time calculations. Offers many features that allow visibility to operational data for planning and operational improvement. 3 Facilitates “what if” analysis with a few mouse clicks including generation of trip manifests and maps, Gantt charts, and exports to your other applications. Available On-Demand from ParadoxSCI.com.
  4. 4. Solutions for Logistics Problems © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consulting Analyze historic lane data to identify continuous move opportunities to reduce empty miles and improve asset utilization. Match lanes to identify empty movements to fill and further improve load factor. Support for bidding and formulating strategic shipping agreements by analyzing prospect lanes with existing network. Improve customer service with time-definite pickup and delivery schedules, prioritized delivery, and accurate driving instructions while ensuring DOT compliance. Match backhauls to outbound routes with out-of-route constraint to combine vendor pickups with customer deliveries on the same route. Match inter-facility movements into continuous moves to maximize fleet utilization. Trip manifests , maps, driving directions, Gantt charts, summary and detailed reports, and exports to your other applications. 4 Periodic “fine tuning” of your current network by allowing import of changed data .
  5. 5. Some Customers © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consulting “The CMP software has had a dramatic effect on the productivity involved in engineering solutions for both our external customers and internally. In the past it would take us multiple days or weeks to analyze the data to provide a solution, while with CMP, it has been reduced to hours or days. The CMP program has also allowed us to test projects before we submit a bid. Secondly, the IT support and response time have been absolutely incredible. Never have I been put on hold and if I leave a voice mail I always get a very timely call back and then a follow up call to make sure everything is functioning properly. Lastly I would like to say as an everyday user of CMP I could not have 5 asked for a more user friendly product." Kenneth Hartman Director, Yield Management Covenant Transport
  6. 6. About the OverviewThis overview covers following areas: © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consulting Case Study Scenario Setup and Data Requirements - what data needs to be collected? Managing Your Data - how is data entered into the program? Setting up the Problem – how to set various parameters? Continuous Move Planning – how to match truckloads and schedule resources, if required? Presenting Your Results - how to view maps and reports? 6
  7. 7. Case Study Scenario National truckload carrier, founded in 1955, operating the industry’s largest © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consulting fleet of team driver tractors. Servicing throughout North America with 1,500 tractors, 3,000 van trailers, and over 2,000 team drivers for reliable and rapid coast-to-coast transit. Evaluated several scenarios for a weekly set of truckloads. Currently Operating: After Optimizing: 430 Truckloads 430 Truckloads No set Min. miles 4,000 Min. miles 6,500 Max. miles 6,500 Max. miles 50% Loaded miles 98% Loaded miles 7 0% Matches 40% Matches Savings: 344,000 miles @ $1.71 = $588,240 (one-time) Payback: Less than one week
  8. 8. Setup and Data RequirementsThe following information is generally required to solve most © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consultingproblems with CMP and can be entered directly using the data entryscreens or imported from Excel or Access as flat files: Nodes – location of domiciles (if applicable), origins and destinations of truckloads Service requirements – pickup and delivery windows, service times, and DOT regulations Transportation Rates – per mile, per gallon fuel, etc. Matching constraints – load factor (% loaded distance), max. and min. distance for continuous moves 8 Operating constraints – time (max. drive, duty, layover etc.) restrictions, scheduling requirements for resources Other Data – vehicle restrictions, domicile open/close times, etc.
  9. 9. Managing Your Data © Copyright 20012Paradox Software Consulting Data Management: CMP displays summary listing and details of all your load data including: Origin / Destination Appointment Windows Other relevant attributes (e.g., yield, distance, etc.) 9You can import any form ofASCII data using CMP’s dataimport wizard. Data can beedited upon import.
  10. 10. Setting up the Problem © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consulting Parameters Setup … Planning Matching Simulation and… 10Planning Horizon, DOT andother service constraints do notapply to lane matchingproblems.
  11. 11. Setting up the Problem © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consulting Parameters Setup continued … Scheduling Calculation Engine parameters before solving for truckload matches. 11Distances and transit times arecalculated automatically usingCMP’s built-in calculationengine, PC*MILER, orMicrosoft MapPoint.
  12. 12. Optimizing Truckloads – Continuous Move Planning © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consulting Matching Solutions Next, select Solve … Build Network, Build Continuous Moves, or Match Backhauls to generate matches instantly. 12Simply select the model youwant to use and solve theproblem. Network buildingdoes not consider timeparameters but tries to matchlanes based on distanceconstraints and desired loadfactor.
  13. 13. Optimizing Truckloads – Continuous Move Planning © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consulting Matching Solutions: In seconds, CMP matches and schedules truckloads considering, Pickup and Delivery Times DOT regulations Distance and time constraints Costs Resource utilization 13Resource scheduling is anindependent function that canbe invoked only when required.
  14. 14. Presenting Your Solution – Reports © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consulting Reports include: Continuous Move Summary Continuous Move Manifest Resource Schedules Resource Activity 14CMP facilitates reportingthrough various export optionsgenerating report data in tabdelimited format.
  15. 15. Presenting Your Solution – Maps Map Displays: © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consulting This display includes Loaded and empty legs Roads, highway and street-level detail Driving Directions Accurate Distances User defined speed zones and uses a display filter to determine candidate moves based on 15 Load factor Frequency Min and Max total distancesMapping support is availablefor PC*MILER and MapPoint.
  16. 16. Next Steps © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software ConsultingNext Steps:Your next steps are easy: Go to ParadoxSCI.com Download product datasheet and other information Download the full functional version of CMP Call us for an authorization code for the 14-day free trialHelp is available via email 16and phone. Logisticsprofessionals can help youwith data setup andmodeling to completeconsulting services.
  17. 17. On-Demand Solutions for Logistics Professionals © Copyright 2012 Paradox Software Consulting Thank YouParadox Software ConsultingShelby, NCTel 772.224.1116info@paradoxsci.com 17 Please contact info@paradoxsci.com for more information or visit ParadoxSCI.com for solutions to your logistics problems.

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