Advanced Scheduling

Automate pickup and delivery scheduling for shipments inbound between vendors and shippers, or outbound between the shipper and the shippers’ customers.

 

The advanced scheduling feature set supports improved on-time reporting, superior communication between transportation stakeholders and tighter controls over accessorial spend in such areas as detention fees and stop charges.

Appointment Scheduling

  • Real-time carrier notification of available loading docks/doors, hours of operation, and loading times for each dock.
  • Carriers select from a list of available appointment times displayed onscreen.
  • Fixed appointment times for each carrier at a given facility can be set up when the carrier is added to the system.
  • Appointment times can be supplied on the order. Pickup and/or Delivery Appointments can be set in your order management system and transmitted to UltraShipTMS along with the other order information via EDI, prior to offering a load to a carrier.
  • Appointments can be scheduled off-line and carriers can be required to log their appointment times in the system.

Dock Scheduling

  • Vendors may access scheduling interfaces via the UltraShipTMS Vendor Portal to determine scheduling availability. They may also reserve dock/door time from among the available open slots.
  • The system produces system-generated messages to be issued to DC management whenever a dock/door is scheduled or released. DC management may also view the entire schedule for global view of daily DC throughput.
  • Dock users may also be afforded access to reserve docks as may be needed for maintenance, storage or any other reason.