PLAN AHEAD. SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. AVOID WASTING TIME.
An efficient DC operation is a supply-chain sight to behold. Trucks arriving and departing on time, experienced staff expertly handling the loading and unloading process, and managers stepping in to solve challenges and remove bottlenecks.
One of the biggest bottlenecks is the yard, and the congestion created while vendors and truckers show up unexpectedly, or at their convenience and disrupting the warehouse inbound and outbound flow.
And for the more organized DC’s, that actually do schedule appointments in advance, they often find this as a very time consuming and tedious process that involves an enormous amount of complexity in making a decision based on various rules and constraints that the human brain may be challenged in efficiently processing.
With Made4net’s CarrirLink, an online appointment schedule solution, we allow carriers to self-schedule their specific arrival times to the distribution center. These available time slots are calculated based on a variety of business rules associated with the vendor, warehouse layout and product type, equipment, and more. Appointments can be set automatically or require an approval from the warehouse, and once approved and lock, will generate all the necessary electronic documentation to enable the truck with a smooth transition right into the related warehouse process.
CarrierLink will keep your yard organized, and save valuable time to your DC staff and to your trucking partners.