Purolator Files Patent for Its Arc Flow Management Computer Software

Sep 13, 2011 | Corporate Member News

Purolator’s Arc Flow Management computer software optimizes capacity usage

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.

About Purolator

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 http://www.purolator.com/.

For further information:

Karen White
Director, Corporate Communications
905-712-1084 ext. 23241
[email protected]

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