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Myth or Reality: Carriers Resist Booking Appointments via a Web Portal

Posted by on May 25th, 2015
Myths

Although we’ve written about this topic in the past (read Greg’s blog), carrier resistance to adopt new technology (in this case a booking/appointment portal) is continuously a concern with many facilities managers.  In 2010, when our first large multi-site wholesaler asked their carriers and vendors to use the appointment portal, we surveyed the carriers to…

Five Warning Signs of Inefficient Dock Scheduling

Posted by on April 15th, 2015
dock scheduling

As a provider of a dock scheduling solution, we experience many different approaches to managing the traffic in and out of the distribution center.   Each operation has its own unique set of challenges and consequently unique problems.  Most of the operations that we come across are very manual – the closest thing to an appointment scheduling system is usually…

Carrier Late Arrivals – How To Deal With It

Posted by on March 31st, 2015
dock scheduling software

We recently hosted a webinar where two warehouse managers talked about their scheduling operations, before and after implementing C3’s dock scheduling system.  One of the questions that was asked from the audience is one that we often discuss with prospective clients.   How does your warehouse manage late arrivals? I felt it relevant to share…

No Hardware, No Software, No Speed Limit

Posted by on January 29th, 2015
SaaS speed_transparency

Dock Scheduling and Software-as-a-Service   If we take a brief historical look at business IT solutions, it is obvious that the corporate IT department has had a monopoly on providing data processing solutions to the enterprise.  In an era of mainframe computers and “green screens”, this was the only option.  As desktop computers became mainstream,…

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