Do you know the exact time of arrival of your approach? Warehouses typically use time slot management software to create ramp schedules, leaving truck drivers a narrow time window to arrive and unload. However, drivers often experience difficulties arriving on time due to the unpredictable nature of traffic on a route with numerous stops.
The result: resources, such as forklifts or warehouse staff, aren’t readily available upon the arrival of trucks, causing further setbacks. In addition, employees waiting at the ramp are stressed and unsatisfied, increasing the likelihood for mistakes. At other times, there may be slow periods in which the ramp and staff are not being used at full capacity.