21 August 2020
Pre announcement empty depot 1227
Our in-house created application BOOST supports the Katoen Natie logistics platforms to organize and plan operations such as the loading and unloading of trucks/containers.
The booking of time slots is a sometimes overlooked but crucial link in the transport chain. It is a vital touch point for warehouses, carriers and shippers.
As our goal is to deliver operational excellence, we strive to improve the time management of all parties. Avoiding congestion and not keeping trucks waiting is a real cost saver, especially as drivers are an increasingly scarce resource. Not to mention the time and money that can be saved by automating the process.
In the registration of the trucks nowadays, we often see a structural delay because i.a. the driver does not always possess all (correct) information, such as loading reference, destination, cross border city, … This bottle neck will be resolved because dispatch will be able to input the correct data upfront, so the driver only needs to register personal data (name, license plate, …) and will no longer lose valuable time on registration, calling, etc. With this booking system we strive to speed up the turnaround on terminal of your trucks significantly.
Katoen Natie will be able to reserve sufficient resources based on the bookings in BOOST, guaranteeing a fast and accurate service.
Win Win situation
- Reduce your costs by saving time
- Streamline and digitalize your slot booking and truck scheduling.
- Benefit from the latest in time slot management technology.
- Enjoy a unique and easy-to-use user interface.
- Significant reduction of administrative work
BOOST will start as from the first of September. As from the 1st
until the 15th
of September our implementation team will guide you through the process to help you in case of any issues. However, after the 15th, the driver will only be able to present himself on site with a registered time slot.
We start the implementation of the platform with the empty depot services handlings by truck.
Contact your local BOOST Administrator to obtain a Web login and password.
For a more detailed manual “How to create a time slot”, download underneath document.