CORAX Dockplanning is a very rich module which includes a lot of the functionality of a Transport Management System (TMS) in the WMS. In this module a time slot of 1 hour can be booked for:
- A generally available slot
- A slot reserved for a specific carrier
Carriers as well as warehouse planners are able to propose a new time if the planning changes. This makes the system very interactive and eliminates the need for alternative email and phone communication.
The Dock Scheduling is linked with the Trips module, so that a carrier can log in to CORAX and verify him/herself the availability of the time slots. The planner can book a time well ahead and when the driver arrives the goods to be shipped are ready in the dispatch lane to be loaded and transported.
In this way the carrier can service its end customers in the best way they can: the delivery times of the end customer are leading. The carrier can anticipate in order to deliver the best quality possible.