Dock management was never easy. Logistics experts juggled regular and rushed deliveries with those that came early or late. Unpredictable suppliers, unregistered samples and disruptive promotional items also unsettled plans. This never-ending list of variables, coupled with manual dock and yard planning, made errors unavoidable.
Warehouse executives now face new challenges as the global supply chain grows more complex. Customers aren't willing to wait, and the amount of deliveries just keeps increasing. New tech also lets everyone in the value chain demand to know the status of their goods, and the digital disruption of new tools has caused manufacturing, shipping, cross-docking, and warehousing to practically blend, forcing everyone into a race to the bottom.
In state-of-the-art yards, specialized technology allows flawless shipment flow with minimal errors. Smart operators can plan their resources better and optimize processes. They can also minimize risks and keep tight control of costs. Such full insight into variables and an ability to manage them optimally is the essence of our smart dock and yard management solution.
The multifaceted plant logistics solution allows you to book specific time slots for docks and shipments. This helps you to easily manage many shipments at once and avoid trucks missing their designated docks and times.
Deliveries can arrive before or after their reserved time-frame. SmartDock provides quick and easy access to relevant information regarding a selected shipment, from arrival though to the end of unloading or reloading.
Instead of trucks waiting unused in the yard, they can generate revenue by being rerouted and utilized effectively. The app uses a smart algorithm for automated shipment rescheduling.