Time Slot Management: Save time and money

Time slot scheduling software. Load and unload on time. Get back on the road in a flash.

Effectively manage incoming vehicles: The Transporeon Time Slot Management solution shows your loading and unloading capacity in a digital schedule. Carriers use the online system to independently book convenient loading or unloading times. Vehicle arrival times are automatically adapted to available resources, such as teams, lift trucks or other equipment. Time Slot Management optimises internal processes, increases handling capacity, and reduces delays as well as loading and unloading times.

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Advantages of digital Time Slot Management

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Increase handling capacity by up to 20%

Optimised processes save time and free up resources to load and unload additional vehicles.

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Reduce driver wait times by up to 40%

HGVs arrive at the ramp at the agreed-upon time, preventing traffic congestion at the site.

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Shorten loading times by up to 60 minutes

Loading and unloading appointments can be fine-tuned to speed up processes and handling times.

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Optimal use of resources

Steady, planned distribution of inbound vehicles – resources and goods can be made ready at the right time.

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Audit and legal security

Completely documented processes.

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Improved planning and optimisation

Automated communication and availability of real-time data.

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Lower transport costs

Eliminated demurrage charges and optimisation of loading times.

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Comprehensive transparency and control

Clear overview of critical processes, carrier quality levels and optimisation potential.

Time Slot Management: Primary features

Digital resource management

Docks and unloading resources are digitally mapped, then assigned and managed through the system.

Centralised status information

The status of each truck can be viewed and updated by all departments in real time.

Continuous documentation

Documentation of registrations, safety instructions and status changes are audit-proof.

Dynamic time slot lengths

The system determines the required loading time based on your transport data and resources. Alternate time-slot length availability and booking is also possible. 

Complete transport data

All information is available centrally, including vehicle and driver information, or health and safety lists.

Automatic evaluations

You can prepare standard reports and evaluate KPIs at the press of a button, e.g. to meet deadlines and determine truck waiting or processing times.

Master the challenges of planning loading and unloading with Time Slot Management

Peak loads and idle times

Uneven distribution of incoming vehicles throughout the day means congestion and idle times.

Limited planning capability

No visibility into vehicle arrival times. Loading and unloading resources cannot be planned in advance, and transport goods must be prepared on short notice.

Congestion and detention or demurrage charges

Uncoordinated arrivals result in vehicle congestion at the site. Long waiting times result in surcharges and increased transport costs.

Time-consuming and complex organisation

Dock scheduling by telephone, fax and email is time-consuming. Administration in Excel tables is cumbersome. Misunderstandings arise due to language barriers and important information gets lost.

Lack of transparency and documentation

Documentation of loading and unloading processes is incomplete, resulting in a lack of evidence if accidents occur. Incomplete data prevents valid reporting.

Safety-critical processes

Missing information, reliance on verbal and written communication, and time pressure all combine to increase accident risks.

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The 7 most important tips for successful implementation of digital Time Slot Management


Experience with digital Time Slot Management

Helping shippers achieve time and cost savings

Time Slot Management not only shortened waiting times for the drivers, but also improved our production planning. My colleagues in the refineries now know which goods will be delivered the next day and at what time, and can take that into account.

Manfred Himmelbach

Group Logistics Officer, Avista Oil

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We now know in advance which vehicle is coming, at which time and for which destination. This is a huge advantage for us, because we have now created transparency in raw materials delivery and in shipping.

Volker Wollschläger

Logistics Manager, Smurfit Kappa

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