Time Slot Management in inbound and outbound Deliveries
Waiting times, congestion, production bottlenecks and unnecessary costs arise from uncoordinated supply, delivery and collector logistics. With optimized time slot booking software and allocation the truck supply can be controlled in such a way that throughput times are reduced considerably and loading point capacities can be used more efficiently.
Improved Dock Management
INFORM's time slot management enables the booking and allocation of time slots using an Internet platform. In this way, information such as supply volume, loading point capacity, production requirements, shipment priority, storage capacity and the status of shipment material can be input into optimized planning.
Time slot management is thereby a decisive link between loaders, carriers, collectors and the plant. It enables an organized logistical process with advantages for all those involved:
- Reduced and more reliable throughput times for carriers and plant traffic and, as such, more stable transport schedules,
- More even utilization of loading resources, reduced demurrage charges or cargo rates, increased flow-rate, as well as even greater process safety.
As soon as the schedule becomes reality, besides the pure time slot booking is an intelligent and dynamic Truck Supply a decisive advantage if unforeseeable events put the schedule at risk.
Solution SyncroSupply Features
Intelligent time slot management administers the loading points and their opening times and capacities centrally, thereby optimizing resources planning not only on a plant level but upon request, even down to each loading point for incoming and outgoing goods.
- Web portal
Via the web portal the stipulated loading point capacities are prepared and can be booked by the carriers. The carrier or the collector can provide more information on the journey such as the vehicle identification, the driver or the order number. Moreover, the carrier can download a ticket or barcode with which the processes in the Truck Supply can be given increased support.
- Flexible Time Slot allocation
Time slot management offers the possibility of offering different types of time slots. For example, with allocation, the type of goods, the contract details, the carrier can be taken into account to accommodate more flexible and varying requirements. As such, regular time slots have delivery dates for specific carriers. Pool time slots allow for freely bookable times. The length of the time slot or the required time to dispatch can be dynamically calculated by the system and taken into account in the schedule.
- Intelligente optimization
For optimized time slot allocation the system takes into account the relevant information from the time slot booking, request, as well as location-specific characteristics. In doing so it is possible to select between partial and total optimization.
- Control tower and management reporting
All the details entered via the web portal are made available to the users. Conclusive dashboards and KPIs provide targeted information online at a glance. The compiled data from time slot management can be summarized in conclusive reports and distributed.
With regard to functional attributes and volume structure the system is easily scalable. From a handful of trucks up to a hundred or thousand trucks a day, time slot management covers all requirements.The truck supply meets requirements according to multilingual capacity, time zone support and multi-client capability.
- Integrable truck supply system
Only with the integration of time slot management with the truck supply system on the delivery day to the loading point all potentials can be clearly seen.This integrated approach can be monitored already in the introduction or in a later expansion stage.
INFORM's time slot management offers a centralized communication platform with which the most varied logistical requirements can be depicted. INFORM's time slot management system paves the way to optimized truck handling and thereby saves time and costs.
Increased transparency and improved planning capability
Minimized waiting and throughput times, prevention of congestion
Safe production supply
Easier and efficient coordination for all those involved
Uniform utilization of loading resources / capacities
Predictive resources planning
Quicker processing at the plant gates, e.g. through paperless processes
Better utilization through the integration of empty container, pallets, returnable packaging
Reduced demurrage costs or cargo rates
Complete integration in a dynamic real-time truck supply system
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