Advantages and benefits along the end-to-end logistics process
Every truck that is rejected at a gate or loading point costs a company €2.500 in process costs, waiting times and troubleshooting alone.
However, greater plannability at gates and loading points brings even more savings – not to mention the optimizations in data maintenance of customer requirements. And if freight purchasing only needs one click for all current specifications – what does the company save in terms of time and renegotiations?
Less rejections and less delays
Simulations and analyses to determine the estimated time of arrival are all of no use if the truck is then rejected at the gate or loading point and there are unpredictable delays. Reliable transports are important, but it must be ensured that loading and unloading go smoothly. Then additional demurrage charges and many of the transport-related customer complaints will also be a thing of the past.
Higher planning capability
Optimal capacity utilization and planning in production requires reliable transports without incidents during loading and unloading. Otherwise, it is easy for a material that is necessary for production to go missing or for a product to stop being produced because the limits of storage capacity have been reached.
Eine optimale Kapazitätsauslastung und Planung in der Produktion erfordert zuverlässige Transporte ohne Zwischenfälle beim Be- und Entladen. Sonst kann es leicht passieren, dass ein für die Produktion notwendiges Material verloren geht oder ein Produkt nicht mehr hergestellt werden kann, weil die Grenzen der Lagerkapazität erreicht sind.
Supply Chain Management
When processes mesh more smoothly and transparency increases, logistics becomes more predictable and reliable. Fewer waiting times, less troubleshooting, fewer lost loading slots. Loady enables better overall use and utilization of existing resources -. and thus increases productivity. KPIs improve and reliable master data for further digitization is provided along the supply chain processes, for inbound and outbound.
Safety regulations, opening hours, processes for truck clearance, and also the individual buildings and loading points can now be maintained directly in Loady and shared with business partners and logistics service providers. The data from Loady can then be used directly in checklists – a fundamental requirement for automating handling processes at the gate.
From now on, customer requirements no longer have to be tracked individually in the company systems. The previous “G14 free texts” (SAP users know what we are talking about…) now receive their information directly from Loady and are kept up-to-date there by the customer himself.
Plant Management and Loading Point (Outbound)
Optimal transport planning and also the detailed planning of the slots at the loading points require reliable loading requirements. This depends on the infrastructure and local conditions on site, but also – especially in the case of hazardous materials or special packaging – on the product-specific properties. In Loady, these are matched with each other so that special regulations are immediately apparent and can be taken into account.
Ensuring product quality is a challenge, especially at transshipment points. With Loady, not only relevant product documents become manageable, but also pre-loading restrictions and cleaning requirements can be managed and shared directly with the forwarders.
Product and location-specific requirements from Loady can be easily shared with logistics service providers. These are activated via the assignment of transport lanes to the respective data records and can in turn use them for scheduling and for communication with their sub-forwarder and drivers.
Raw Materials Procurement
Purchased products must be delivered. To avoid incidents and unnecessary discussions, it is best to inform suppliers directly where they can access the current unloading requirements and activate them for this purpose. This ensures from the very first moment that all supplier-relevant information is known and available.
What is true for individual “spot” freight orders is even more true for complex freight tenders: In order for a freight forwarder to make a suitable offer and then also reliably execute the transport, it needs all the information and requirements relevant to the contract. Preferably from first hand – and in comprehensible formats. As the “single source of truth” for all logistics partners, Loady provides this data digitally – up to date and with a history of changes.
Production and Unloading Point (Inbound)
Planning at the unloading points and timely availability of ordered raw materials and materials is of crucial relevance for production and productivity in the plant. The easiest way is to share the requirements applicable on site and for the product to be delivered directly with the supplier via Loady. In this way, the latter can also purchase the appropriate transport service, enable his carrier to access the data, and ensure high delivery quality.
Digitization of Logistics
Reliable master data is a success factor for further digitization in logistics. An interoperable platform like Loady makes it possible to securely integrate centrally maintained loading and unloading requests into systems and processes via API interfaces. From the order in the ERP to the transport management system to purchasing and auction platforms, yard management systems and other operational applications. Users no longer need to duplicate maintenance and data reconciliation is eliminated.
We will connect Loady directly to our application for truck execution and provide better information on our loading and unloading points to service providers and drivers."