Logistics Planning and Optimization Software
 

Welcome to Paradox!

Paradox Software Consulting offers software tools and consulting services for planning and executing Logistics and Supply Chain Management functions for organizations of any size.

Our logistics software tools feature unique functionality, robust optimization capabilities - including powerful heuristics and algorithms - and extreme ease of use.  They are used for decision support and operational execution.  Carriers, shippers, Para-transit providers, logistics software companies with complementary products, independent Supply Chain consultants as well as logistics and transportation consulting companies, have been benefiting from them.

Our customers have been able to develop more competitive bid proposals in half the time and generate a minimum of 5 to 10% more utilization of their transportation assets through the use of our logistics optimization software.  In the Para-transit industry we are helping transportation providers grow their business without adding vehicles and drivers and also meet their pickup and delivery time commitments.  With extremely short learning curve, reflected in new users modeling within two hours of installing the software, payback period for the tools is days or weeks.  From consulting standpoint, our products reduce design turn around time significantly and add value to projects handled by logistics or transportation consultants.

Current logistics and supply chain planning functionality of our software includes:

 
Software Consulting Facility Location - determine locations for distribution facilities and analyze demand for distribution network design.
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Software Consulting Vehicle Routing and Scheduling - route and schedule trucks for private fleet, dedicated fleet, and Less Than Truckload (LTL) operations.
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Software Consulting Para-transit Routing and Scheduling - route and schedule vehicles and drivers for para-transit operations.
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Software Consulting Shipment Consolidation and Mode Selection - consolidate LTL shipments into Full Truckload (TL) routes and determine optimal mode of shipment.
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Software Consulting Continuous Move Planning - match TL shipments, inter-plant movements, or outbound and inbound loads to minimize deadhead (empty miles) and improve transportation asset utilization.
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Software Consulting Lane Matching - generate optimal matches of back haul movements with shipments to improve asset utilization for private fleets.
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Software Consulting Fleet Sizing - determine tractor, trailer, and driver requirements to support dispatch operations and/or bid development for truck leasing.
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Software Consulting Supply Assignment - match supply to demand to reduce overall fulfillment cost.

July 29, 2014 The much awaited TweetChat with the distinguished Dr. James Tompkins of Tompkins International will be on August 13 from 4 to 5 PM EST. Dr. Tompkins will discuss trends in the growing sector of eCommerce and its impact on retail supply chain models. This is the fourth TweetChat that Paradox will be hosting this year. Stay tuned for more details.

July 23, 2014 Paradox entered into partnership with Supply Chain Network Limited, a supply chain consulting services provider based in the United Kingdom. Through this partnership Supply Chain Network will introduce Paradox's products to European shippers and carriers and facilitate Paradox's expansion into Europe.

April 29, 2014 In March and April, Paradox added four major nationwide carriers to its list of customers. These companies signed up for Paradox's Continuous Move Planner (CMP) tool. Also in April, Paradox completed facility location analysis for a global leader in security-related services.

March 11, 2014 Paradox and U.S. Xpress collaborate on a Case Study of Continuous Move Planner (CMP). Checkout the Case Study to understand how U.S. Xpress' Logistics Engineers are using CMP to support business growth.