Does Your Dock Scheduling Strategy Need an Overhaul?

Savvy warehouse managers have discovered a way to add significantly more control to their logistics operations: dock scheduling software.

An efficient warehouse operation is a supply-chain sight to behold. Trucks arriving and departing on time, experienced staff expertly handling the loading and unloading process, and managers deftly stepping in to address issues and remove bottlenecks. But even the most seasoned managers can’t always predict operational snafus. For example, staff get sick, carriers get stuck in traffic, or orders get incorrectly routed. As a result, their well-oiled machine comes to a screeching halt.

However, a dock scheduling solution can be used to alleviate these problems. By allowing carriers to self-schedule specific arrival times, a dock scheduler transforms the staff and operational planning process, taking the organization’s efficiency to the next level. Furthermore, it reduces congestion in and around the warehouse and allows for a quicker load and unload process.By and large, AppointmentPlus has helped thousands of warehouses overhaul their logistics scheduling processes. From massive operations with multiple DCs and hundreds of bays, to smaller docks with only a couple of doors. Each has realized an increase in the accuracy of their resource scheduling, a decrease in carrier detention fees, and a more streamlined supply chain experience.

Sign up today to see a demo of AppointmentPlus dock scheduling software. Our logistics experts are standing by to listen to your business requirements and show you how smarter dock scheduling is just down the road.

“Easy to use, cost-effective, and will help you manage your business.”

Scott Trotter, Warehouse Manager, Crescent Crown Distributing

A Six-Step Guide to Revamping Your Dock's Operational Efficiency

Get a Global View of Your Logistics Scheduling

Enable your warehouse team to see the schedule for multiple inbound and outbound shipments at-a-glance.

Secure Status Tracking for Your Supply Chain

Update your load statuses from “arrived” to “in process” to “departed” with just a few clicks.

Improve Productivity with Robust Dock Reporting

Run reports showing the full dock schedule for each day, week, or month.


VIDEO: An ROI Analysis of Dock Scheduling Software

Logistics Scheduling Software Use-Cases

Our loading dock scheduling software increases operational efficiency for the following use cases:

  • Distribution Centers
  • Docks
  • Warehouses
  • Transportation
  • Freight
  • Loading, Shipping, Receiving/Delivery

Discover How AppointmentPlus Reduces Detention Fees By 80%

Minimize overtime pay
Set dock staff work schedules based on scheduled pick-up and delivery times.

Reduce detention times
Schedule shipments at specific times for all docks, doors and bays.

Improve communication
Streamline operations with real-time availability and automated reminders.

Decrease calls and emails
Let your carriers schedule delivery and pick-up times online, 24/7.

Manage your schedule
Access shipment details from any internet-connected device.

Implement quickly and easily
Integrate AppointmentPlus into your operations in as little as 30 days.

Why Choose Dock Scheduling Software

Companies that choose AppointmentPlus estimate an 80% reduction in detention fees, save over 50% in staff costs, and decrease the number of missed and late deliveries by almost 90%.

AppointmentPlus Is Used By Top Companies

Having a proven scheduling process in place is vital for facilities that receive and send shipments. That’s why a growing number of these locations, worldwide, are turning to AppointmentPlus to improve their processes.

Fortune 500 companies including Pepsico, Procter & Gamble, Georgia-Pacific and Sonoco rely on AppointmentPlus to manage their pick-up and delivery processes more efficiently and effectively.

“I would estimate a 75% reduction in detention fees.”

Jerry Crawley, Supply Chain Specialist, ThyssenKrupp

Experience the Online Scheduling Revolution for Yourself

Book your free demo with an online scheduling software expert today.