Archive for appointment scheduling

Guest Commentary: How Companies Can Leverage Technology to Manage Transportation Scheduling

Scheduling and managing freight has never been more complex or costly than it is today. A shortage of drivers, high fuel costs and limited reinvestment in equipment have significantly reduced carrier and capacity options. When combined with customer demands for quicker response, smaller deliveries and shorter allocation windows, the situation becomes even more difficult to manage. Many companies are still managing these complexities using manual processes and spreadsheets. Even companies with programs and SOPs find […]

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Guest Commentary: Dannon Saves Time and Money by Gaining Visibility into Transportation Process

As part of a webinar series on software-as-a-service (SaaS) TMS, the Director of Transportation at one of our clients, The Dannon Company, provided an overview of the benefits the company achieved by gaining greater visibility and control of its transportation process. Here are some of the highlights of what he presented. Dannon, which is headquartered in White Plains, New York, is one of the top manufacturers and distributors of fresh yogurt in the United States. […]

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How to Improve Yard Management

The benefits from Yard Management Systems (YMS) are driven by their ability to enhance five key processes within the yard. Here are some of the key benefits in those different process areas: On-Line Dock Door Appointment Booking A best practice, which is more common in Europe, is to have carriers book delivery appointments within a narrow window, the load is tipped on arrival, and the driver departs with an empty trailer. This practice is less […]

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