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Automated dock scheduling enables 3PLs to efficiently manage appointments and reduce costs

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Dock Scheduling in Seconds

SmartDock is a web browser-based scheduling platform focused on solving inefficient dock scheduling by allowing carriers and brokers to easily book dock appointments with warehouses in seconds through a self-service portal.

Directly integrated with 3PL Warehouse Manager, SmartDock helps third-party logistics warehouses transition into modern, paperless warehouses by automating carrier appointments.

Efficient Scheduling

Schedule or change appointments in seconds with SmartDock’s online appointment management tool, reducing appointment-related emails and calls

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Boost Efficiency

Enable carriers to update their appointments through a self-service portal, reducing time spent on customer support and carrier management by 90%

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Reduce Costs

Save hundreds of thousands of dollars in carrier detention fees and fines from traffic congestion by efficiently managing appointments and avoid overbooking docks

Save Time and Money with SmartDock

90%
Reduction in time spent on manual appointment management
$100+
Save hundreds of dollars per hour by preventing detention and traffic fines
<1 min
Schedule appointments in seconds through a self-service portal

Dock Scheduling Booking Calendar from 3PL Central's Cloud based SmartDock appointment scheduler

 

Efficient Appointment Scheduling

Schedule or change appointments in seconds with SmartDock’s cloud-based appointment management tool, saving logistics professionals hours of time previously spent manually responding to carrier emails and phone calls.

  • Online dock scheduling: Manage dock appointments from any web browser or iOS / Android mobile device
  • Real-time supply chain visibility: View upcoming appointments across the entire supply chain in real-time
  • Access to multiple warehouses: Carriers can book appointments at multiple warehouses at the same time

Boost Operational Efficiency

Enable carriers to update their appointments through a self-service portal, reducing time spent on customer support and carrier management by up to 90%.

  • Automated Schedule Rules: Schedule deliveries only when dock space is available, eliminating long lines of trucks
  • Self-Service Portal: Carriers can schedule their own appointments through a self-service portal, reducing the need to rely on CSRs
  • Generate Appointment Reports: Export Excel or CSV reports to view appointments scheduled for a specific day or time period

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Dock Scheduling Report for optimal warehouse shipping and receiving efficiency from 3PL Central's Smart Dock

Reduce Costs and Fees

Warehouses can save hundreds of thousands of dollars in carrier detention fees and fines from traffic congestion by efficiently managing appointments.

  • Load Leveling: Spread out shipments across a week to balance your warehouse workload and prevent labor shortages, preventing unnecessary overtime fees
  • Vendor Delivery Reports: Generate vendor reports highlighting on-time shipments by vendor and collect fees for late deliveries with accurate data
  • Cloud-based Scheduling: The appointment scheduling application is accessible from any web browser, so there is no need to buy expensive IT infrastructure

Dock Scheduling for Efficient Operations

Did you know that 63% of drivers spend more than 3 hours on average waiting to unload or load their cargo?

Many third-party logistics warehouses face high carrier fees and traffic fines resulting from inefficient appointment scheduling, operational inefficiencies, and lack of visibility of upcoming appointments. These challenges can be easily prevented with automated dock scheduling software.

SmartDock solves these problems with a simple dock scheduling platform that is accessible from any device and provides real-time, accurate appointment visibility. This efficient appointment management tool improves dock utilization and reduces costs from detention fees, traffic fines, and overtime labor costs.

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