Purolator, Canada’s largest overnight courier company, has chosen Jeppesen to optimize its delivery and logistics operations through a five-year contract for PlanOp, Jeppesen’s decision support tool for the optimization of multi-commodity logistics networks.  The deal comprises software licenses, customization and training activities, as well as support and maintenance.

Jeppesen will deliver numerous optimization tools within the PlanOp software suite, including the Network Flow Optimizer that will be used to plan Purolator’s regional and inter-regional service networks.  Also provided by Jeppesen is the Hub Selection Optimizer that will give support for investment decisions for new hub facilities and the Vehicle Routing Optimizer and Vehicle/Crew Schedule Optimizer will be used to plan Purolator’s bulk pick-up and delivery services.

Richard Weiner, senior manager, Network Engineering at Purolator, said, “It has been a challenge to find a software solution that will allow us to increase the efficiency of our network in so many ways – placement of processing hubs, optimization of crew and vehicle use, and new network initiatives.  We are looking forward to the improvements that Jeppesen’s PlanOp will give us.”

“We are very pleased to have the chance to be part of Purolator’s success story and are looking forward to a long and productive relationship,” said Howard Rosen, sales executive, Jeppesen.

The Rail, Logistics and Terminals business unit of Jeppesen supplies optimization, simulation, modeling, and decision support software and services to a wide range of leading transportation companies, giving them the competitive edge required to succeed both locally and globally.

About Purolator
As Canada's leading overnight courier company, and one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate CulturesTM (2007), Purolator Courier Ltd. of Mississauga, Ontario is committed to its customers. From automated solutions to 24 hour pick up and delivery, Purolator provides customers with the services and customized solutions required to get their shipments across town or around the world. Purolator operates Canada's largest dedicated air express fleet and has an extensive service network, with over 12,500 employees, including more than 3,500 couriers, over 140 operations locations, over 150 Shipping Centres, over 550 Authorized Shipping Agents and more than 350 drop boxes.

Purolator has implemented a company-wide Quality Leadership Process that provides the necessary framework for continuous improvement and operational excellence. As part of its commitment to helping alleviate hunger, Purolator also works closely with the Canadian Association of Food Banks. Since 2003, Purolator has helped collect more than 1.5 million pounds of food for local food banks across Canada.

For more company information please visit www.purolator.com.

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