TRANSPOREON RETAIL TIME SLOT MANAGEMENT  

A place for everything and everything in its place — and on schedule

Retail Time Slot Management has been specially developed for deliveries to central warehouses, distribution centres, and cash and carry depots. Retailers can plan and control deliveries more effectively and better utilise capacities at the loading bays. Carriers book suitable delivery appointments themselves online, cutting down times and processing times and reducing empty trips. Standardised and optimised processes save a lot of time for everyone and reduce process costs.
 

"We now have excellent waiting times, cleared in under 20 minutes, and we know very well what happens at our ramps."

— Thomas Kerkenhoff,
Managing Director, EDEKA HANDELSGESELLSCHAFT RHEIN-RUHR

BENEFITS

Benefits for your business

See how to improve your warehouse processes and on-shelf availability with Retail Time Slot Management.   

TRANSPOREON RETAIL TIME SLOT MANAGEMENT

All-In-One

All-In-One
  • Our cloud-based collaborative dock scheduling tool allows all parties to operate within one system.
  • Improve delivery planning, unloading and collection, and standardized document provision with centalized information.
  • Streamline communication for shippers, carriers, self-collectors, suppliers, etc. with our Appointment Schedule module.
  • Carriers are able to book appointments for deliveries at retail warehouses.

TRANSPOREON RETAIL TIME SLOT MANAGEMENT

Improved planning

Improved planning
  • Optimize subsequent processes such as picking and distribution.
  • Reduce congestion on company premises and improve traffic safety.
  • Increase predictably with centrally-stored delivery information, available in real time — Carriers can directly add individual details, e.g. phone numbers and license plates.
  • Stay up to date on possible bottlenecks with information about the number of free time slots and the pallet limit at each gate.

TRANSPOREON RETAIL TIME SLOT MANAGEMENT

Optimized Process

Optimized Process
  • Improved availability of goods with lower workload.
  • Shorter vehicle turnaround times.
  • High flexibility as the carrier sees and selects from all available time slots possible for each delivery.
  • Carriers book appointments referring to the purchased goods; system routes relevant logistics information, unloading duration is dynamically determined and calculated by given volume of orders.
  • Warehouse personnel better available to unload trucks on arrival.

TRANSPOREON RETAIL TIME SLOT MANAGEMENT

Reduced Waiting Times

Reduced Waiting Times
  • Save on process costs, overtime, and overstaffing.
  • Reduce waiting times for trucks by up to 40%.
  • Reduce transport costs with increased utilization of vehicles.
  • More flexibility and improved timing.
  • Faster turnaround of goods.
  • More efficient workforce

TRANSPOREON RETAIL TIME SLOT MANAGEMENT

Increased Productivity

Increased Productivity
  • Improve your control of all inbound flows by getting rid of manual processes.
  • Balance peaks and troughs.
  • Efficient use of resources due to even and predictable distribution of arrivals.
  • Increase productivity by up to 20%.
  • Greater on-shelf availability.
  • Low cost due to automatic coordination process; booking conditions can be automatically saved in the system.
  • High transparency and evaluability; optimum planning of incoming goods and collection.

Facts and figures

30
%
cut in waiting times
30000
hours per year saved by faster throughput

Primary features

Interfaces to third-party systems / order number imports

Standard and custom interfaces to databases as well as in-house systems and hardware at the storage site.

Order numbers and details from your database / ERP system can be imported.

Activate order numbers with exact data; combination of orders one booking to be delivered on one truck.

Dynamic time slot calculation and varying time slot lengths

The time slot length is automatically calculated in the booking based on information such as number of pallets, goods or product category, and can be adapted to your needs.

Setting up the option request a discharge period instead of the given slot.

Appointment planning with capacity comparison

Control of time slot bookings according to the logistics requirements of the storage site, such as vehicle type, cold chain, assortment, product group, or article.

Every booking can be rebooked on another time slot, and booking information can be edited afterwards.

View all booked delivery deadlines at all times.

Reservations

Time slots can be reserved in advance for specific carriers, suppliers, supplier groups — at regular intervals and fully automated.

Create time slot templates for several gates, block certain time slots, or reserve them for certain deliveries.

Creation of booking documents

Transport documents for the driver with booking details as well as additional information, such as directions, health & safety instructions, administrative forms, and QR or barcode for access control.

Status of processing & progress

Delivery on the scheduled delivery day (e.g., arrival of vehicle, unloading, departure) is displayed by traffic light colours.

Set dispatch status to show delivery progress.

Protocol to display all booking transactions.

Set automatic notifactions for e.g. lack of time slots.

Possible pager configuration to send notifactions.

Standard and custom interfaces to databases as well as in-house systems and hardware at the storage site.

Order numbers and details from your database / ERP system can be imported.

Activate order numbers with exact data; combination of orders one booking to be delivered on one truck.

The time slot length is automatically calculated in the booking based on information such as number of pallets, goods or product category, and can be adapted to your needs.

Setting up the option request a discharge period instead of the given slot.

Control of time slot bookings according to the logistics requirements of the storage site, such as vehicle type, cold chain, assortment, product group, or article.

Every booking can be rebooked on another time slot, and booking information can be edited afterwards.

View all booked delivery deadlines at all times.

Time slots can be reserved in advance for specific carriers, suppliers, supplier groups — at regular intervals and fully automated.

Create time slot templates for several gates, block certain time slots, or reserve them for certain deliveries.

Transport documents for the driver with booking details as well as additional information, such as directions, health & safety instructions, administrative forms, and QR or barcode for access control.

Delivery on the scheduled delivery day (e.g., arrival of vehicle, unloading, departure) is displayed by traffic light colours.

Set dispatch status to show delivery progress.

Protocol to display all booking transactions.

Set automatic notifactions for e.g. lack of time slots.

Possible pager configuration to send notifactions.

WHITE PAPER

Next Level Time Slot Management

Time slot management is a key component of the network effect that enables a streamlined end-to-end supply chain. While the application can help to reduce yard congestion, as part of the larger solution, it can enhance visibility, reduce manual tasks, and provide more value as part of the larger supply chain ecosystem. This in-depth white paper is the result of a survey conducted in collaboration with the ARC Advisory Group upon over 100 logistics professionals who share their vision for the future of time slot management. Get a quick overview of the key benefits for different stakeholders.

CASE STUDY

The importance of being on time

Transporeon’s Retail Time Slot Management isn’t just an effective solution to optimize workflow management and gain actionable insights into whole supply chain performance. Meno20 also relies on this application to ensure its status as a market-leading frost hub. Read the case study to discover how much easier it is to stay cool when you’re on time.

Meno20
Retail Time Slot Management enables continuous improvement for leading Italian frost hub.
50-60%
reduction in vehicle waiting times
80%
of vehicles arrive on time
350 carriers & suppliers
connected to optimize workflow management
CLIENT VOICES

What our clients say

Creating value throughout the organization.

We were looking for a time slot management system for incoming goods at our warehouse locations and quickly realised that Transporeon Retail Time Slot Management is the absolute specialist in this area in Europe. In fact, shortly after the start of the project, we already reduced the waiting times of the trucks at our ramps considerably, smoothed out peak times and now warehouse capacities and staff are managed and used even more efficiently.

Peter Goer,
Project Manager, METRO LOGISTICS

We decided to choose Transporeon Retail Time Slot Management for the speed and simplicity of implementation and integration into our Distribution Centers, because the platform is easy to use also by the carriers and the continuous and guaranteed assistance even after the launch phase of the project.
 

Enrico Frigo,
Operation Manager, CPR System 

PRODUCTS

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  • Reduce check calls and automate processes.
  • Increase performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Reduce wait and dwell times with more accurate ETAs.
  • Increase your on-time performance and avoid penalties  
  • Reduce CO2 emissions and empty mileage.

Transport Execution

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  • Automated shipment execution processes.
  • Fewer empty runs.
  • Cut process costs by up to 30%.

Transport Execution

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  • Access the spot market more easily.
  • Cut transaction costs by up to 19%.
  • React quickly to market fluctuations.
  • Improve process efficiency with better integrations.
  • Cloud-based system provides real-time transparency.

Freight Settlement & Audit

Transporeon Analytics

Transporeon Analytics
  • Pre-fill and validate fields from the Transporeon platform.
  • Easily transfer documents to ERP systems via the interface.
  • All relevant parties maintain access to the latest versions of all documents.
  • Get automatic reminders and notifications for requirements documents.
  • Instantaneous and traceable digital transmission of all documents.

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