The new release of the MPO Supply Chain Suite comes with flexible features for Synchronized Dock Scheduling by planners or carriers via the web.Loading and unloading docks of the distribution centers can be modeled as resources with limited capacity over time. Trucks can be assigned for loading/unloading to a particular dock during a specified time window.
The unique strength of dock scheduling in MPO SCS is the synchronization with the inbound and outbound flows to and from the distribution centers. The unloading operations can be based on expected order receipts, while the loading operations are related to outgoing shipment orders.
Next to planning the docks, the software also monitors the progress of the loading/unloading execution. Using event management functions, milestones can be managed and alert messages can be send to the parties involved.