Companies in the Transport and Logistics sector almost always have to deal with the loading and unloading of goods in the warehouses via docks. In practice, many warehouses run into the challenge that there is no clear overview of the time schedule in which goods are loaded and unloaded. This results in the wrong orders being prepared at the docks and unnecessary waiting times for the carrier whose order was not yet ready.
Thanks to our experience and knowledge of the logistics processes regarding dock planning, we have developed Dockular. A core dock planning system, which is quickly and easily tailored to the specific process at your docks and then seamlessly integrated into your IT landscape. Dockular has been developed to create insight and overview of planned orders. Thanks to this overview, the employees of the dock know exactly when which order, at which dock they must be ready and when at which dock which order will be delivered.
In addition to an overview of the orders, the dock planning system has various other useful functions that contribute to more efficiency regarding the order flows at your docks. These functions can be divided into three different, constructive modules within the Dockular core.
The CAPE Groep dock planning system can be used in three ways:
1) Carriers receive a login with which they can book time slots themselves for delivering or collecting the freight. They also have the option to pass on different order properties. If, for example, it concerns frozen or refrigerated goods, the properties of the docks that the carrier can book are taken into account. For example, the frozen goods are delivered to a dock with cooling properties.
2) The internal planner books all time slots for loading and unloading in consultation with the carrier.
3*) Automatic planning of time slots – Based on the characteristics of the order, combined with the characteristics of a dock, a time slot calculation and agreements with the specific carrier.
*Only possible in combination with a management module and an order management system.
To use Dockular, there must be insight into the orders to be loaded and unloaded. There are several suitable systems that can provide this information. Think of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), a Management System or the Control Tower developed by CAPE Groep.
Based on our experience in transport and logistics processes, the basis of the dock planning tool is already available for you. The remaining 20% consists of customization. This way you can be sure that Dockular perfectly matches your business processes and challenges in dock planning. Part of the customization are the integrations with, for example, your current transport management system (= tms) and your warehouse management system (= wms). We make the integration with almost all your systems. CAPE Group has developed a number of standard connectors for a number of commonly used systems using the integration platform eMagiz. This means that integration with your current systems is also quickly arranged. Is your tms or wms not listed? Then we tailor the integration.
In transport and logistics, the open trip model is the standard for exchanging messages. Both internally and externally. That is why our software and integrations work according to the OTM standards. This way you talk with the same terms as your suppliers and partners. As a result, discussions and interpretation errors are a thing of the past and you are able to switch gears more quickly and serve your customers better. No experience with the OTM yet? We help you step by step to keep up and lead the way in your chain collaboration.
Dockular provides more structure to your docks by providing insight into the planning of loading and unloading for your employees and carriers. This saves a lot of time for both dock employees and carriers. Other advantages that this product market combination of CAPE Group brings to your logistics process are:
The dock planning system from CAPE Groep is a solution that can be adapted to the needs of you and your company. The system is integrated with various other systems to make your IT landscape as efficient and complete as possible, such as:
We help you with the digitization and integration of your chain collaboration and business processes. For more than 20 years, CAPE Groep has been creating software solutions for chain collaboration in the transport & logistics, supply chain, agri-food and smart construction sectors. Our consultants are happy to work with you to find the right solution to optimize your specific processes. CAPE Groep is all about cooperation and short lines of communication between you and our consultants.
Dockular was not only conceived by our consultants in collaboration with our customers, but also developed. As a result, they are the experts in this solution.
Continuously monitor the health of Dockular and other applications in your IT landscape? Thanks to Sherlock you discover details in applications before they develop into problems. We can also completely unburden you by taking over the management of your IT landscape. You can, for example, use the time you save to further digitize your company, so that you are always one step ahead of your main competitors.