Warehouses are busier than ever, with inbound and outbound shipment variation and demand peaks leading to headaches for warehouse managers and carriers alike. High shipment volumes make it difficult to adhere to appointment schedules, even as the importance of these goods skyrockets.
What can you do?
- Analyze and review your resources to make sure that current allocations are driving speed and accuracy in loading and unloading priority shipments. Minor changes, such as small adjustments to warehouse hours and a review of communication processes, can make it more manageable to handle the complexities of inbound and outbound variation during COVID-19.
- FourKites’ Appointment Manager enables dynamic appointment scheduling. With demand peaks introducing new levels of unpredictability into warehouses across the world, it’s important not simply to have a dedicated appointment scheduling system, but to implement one that will react and adjust to unexpected delays and early arrivals.
FourKites is committed to mitigating supply chain disruptions during this unprecedented time. Contact us for more information.