Manage and anticipate the resources of its warehouse docks
Smoothing the activity of its warehouse docks according to its capacities, connecting in real time to its carriers and knowing the availability of the teams to ensure the loading or unloading of the trucks, these are the optimal conditions to organize its receptions and shipments of goods. Objectives that can be achieved thanks to the development of digital and collaborative transport solutions such as Join2ship.
Manage your warehouse docks
Warehouse dock management is a huge headache for logisticians and a real daily challenge for carriers. Although the warehouse’s perimeter is now well defined and its processes controlled, one question remains unanswered: how to effectively manage the interaction with external parties – carriers and suppliers ?
Managing and anticipating the relationship between its logistics platform and all the external parties responsible for delivering and collecting goods from the dock is a complex issue for many logistics specialists. Lack of planning, manual and time-consuming processes, delayed transport, lack of supplies… the hazards that can alter operations can be numerous.
Collaboration and real time: key words for efficient transport and logistics
To respond to these issues in a sustainable way, more and more digital and collaborative solutions combining collaborative and real-time aspects are emerging. The development of the Join2ship collaborative platform is proof of this. A solution designed and developed by DDS Logistics, combining these two pillars to anticipate the loading and unloading processes of goods in the warehouse sustainably and efficiently.
Integrate its entire ecosystem via a collaborative platform
Behind the collaborative aspect, it is therefore the integration of all the external players that takes precedence, all via a “control tower” type approach. The first step in achieving this is to identify all the participants in the value chain and integrate them into a dedicated tool, designed as a corporate social network, such as Join2ship developed by DDS Logistics. Via this collaborative and digital platform, it is thus possible to invite partners – suppliers, direct or indirect carriers – to interact on their transport operations.
Receiving and dispatching operations monitored and organised in real time
Once connected with each other through Join2ship, logisticians, suppliers and carriers benefit from updates as they receive and ship to the quay. Online appointment scheduling according to declared capacities, advance or delay warnings, geofencing, definition of recurrent time slots dedicated to regular customers, driver name and mobile phone, delivery volumes… all essential data are available and can be configured on a single shared schedule offering, at any time, a view of the load and resources. This information, available via a mobile application, EDI connection or API, also enables the development of KPIs and dashboards and the evaluation of carriers and suppliers.
A solution open to all
Interfaceable with other solutions on the market, DDS Logistics TMS of course, but also all other transport management software, Join2ship has a native API to work with a WMS, hence the partnership with the company ACSEP, but also directly with an ERP.
Finally, designed to adapt to any company in the sector, whatever its size, Join2ship deploys rapidly and today interconnects with a non-exhaustive list of partners, from the smallest carriers to international express operators, for road, air and sea flows.