Increasing the size of your truckload shipments can reduce your total freight bill. However, some shippers have been unable to implement order optimization tools because production is "pushed" and must come from the line into very limited storage space or directly into the truck.
Transportation | Warehouse Optimization now offers a solution. The company says its Automatic Constrained Dock optimization (AutoCDO) tool, working with Automatic Vehicle Load Builder (AutoVLB), can plan the activities to generate bigger loads.
Working within the production plant, the system determines how to deal with a wide variety of data, such as the production schedule and varying truck sizes and freight costs. Optimizing savings means AutoCDO understands there is more money to be gained on loads to California from New Jersey than on short hauls from New Jersey to Pennsylvania.
After AutoCDO gets the latest production schedules, requirements, and other data, it creates a staging (if there is sufficient space) and loading schedule in time blocks of one to four hours. For each ship-to-destination/dock door, AutoCDO determines what should be on each load. This information is then provided to the people working the dock so they know where to put the product as it comes off the line. This results in load size increases of 5 to 15 percent.
Company: Transportation | Warehouse Optimization (TWO)
Company Phone: (615) 791-8000
Company URL: www.transportationoptimization.com