4. Better together: the joint power of Transport Assignment and Time Slot Management
Transporeon customers who implement Time Slot Management see up to 40% reduced waiting times and up to 20% increase in loading and unloading performance.
Time Slot Management is an effective stand-alone solution for yards and warehouses, but it truly shines when paired with our Transport Assignment solution. Shippers who are already using Transport Assignment or other Transporeon tools are in a great position to take advantage of the power of connected solutions.
Forget about expensive integrations and manual effort
Using time slot booking and assignment solutions from different providers typically requires building an integration interface for an ERP system or manual file uploads.
Transport Assignment and Time Slot Management play well together and don’t require building any additional expensive integrations or manual effort. Once you’ve assigned the shipment, the application automatically creates available time slots and notifies the carrier to book the most suitable time slot.
Get automated time slot recommendations
Time Slot Management accounts for load parameters specified during shipment assignment, such as vehicle type, weight, number of pallets, and type of goods, and automatically recommends a tailored time slot and the right dock to handle the shipment.
With those automated recommendations, warehouse and yard managers can save time on manually calculating time slot durations or inserting/uploading load parameters in a time slot booking solution.
Enjoy the bird's eye view
Standalone dock scheduling systems only provide ETAs of your own loads. By using Transport Assignment together with Time Slot Management, you’ll get a 360° view of all loads, including tracking capabilities, so you can monitor your trucks on the map at all times.
Identify the best carriers with ease
By combining the two solutions, shippers gain access to Network Insights and Analytics Dashboards, which gives them a comprehensive overview of carrier performance, including metrics such as:
Number of transporters
Carbon emissions & more
Become a shipper of choice
Carriers prefer working with shippers using both solutions since it helps them be more efficient and spend more time on their bread and butter – keeping their trucks on the road.
The application handles all the hard work, so there’s no need for manual time slot calculations or tedious uploads of shipment parameters. All they have to do is complete their booking with a few clicks on the platform they already know and love.