Purolator's Arc Flow Management computer software optimizes capacity
TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2011 /CNW/ - Purolator, Canada's leading integrated
freight and parcel solutions provider, is pleased to announce having
filed a patent application for its Arc Flow Management (AFM) computer
software. The AFM system allows Purolator to make more efficient use of
its sorting facilities by managing capacity and revenue levels in its
chain of operations.
"This innovation will optimize our sorting operations and ensure time-
and cost-efficient solutions to our clients," said Tom Schmitt,
President and CEO of Purolator. "Innovation is at the heart of our
commitment to continuously improve the excellent service our customers
have come to depend on."
As the recent recipient of the Logistics Quarterly Third-Party Logistics
Sustainability Award and the Canadian Transportation and Logistics
Shipper's Choice Award, Purolator is seeing its innovations translating
into excellence in customer service. Over the past 50 years, Purolator
has been a leading Canadian company in its sector with respect to
innovation. From the introduction of an automated shipping system in
1989 - consisting of a computer, scale and printer - to the
introduction of hybrid electric curbside delivery vehicles into its
fleet in 2005, Purolator has been committed to finding innovative
solutions to improve its service offering.
"The Arc Flow Management system, already in place in many Purolator
facilities, allows for continuous productivity improvements both from a
human and financial perspective," added Kirk Serjeantson, Director of
Operations Technology Development at Purolator. "This patent pending
application will benefit the smooth-running of our operations, and also
encourage further innovation in the logistics sector."
The AFM system is currently in use in Purolator's Moncton, Edmonton,
Calgary and Prince George facilities. An additional twenty Purolator
facilities are expected to install the system over the coming year.
Purolator is Canada's leading integrated freight and parcel solutions
provider. Celebrating 50 years of delivering Canada, the company
continues to expand its reach to more people, more businesses and more
places across the country and around the world. Purolator is proud of
its Canadian heritage and is well-positioned for future growth and
success. As the recent recipient of the Logistics Quarterly Third-Party
Logistics Sustainability Award, Purolator is growing globally in a
sustainable manner while contributing to the well-being of the
communities in which its over 11,500 teammates live, work and play.
For more information, visit www.purolator.com.
SOURCE Purolator Inc.
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