Supply chain analytics company FourKites introduced a free, cloud-based service called Appointment Manager designed to help facilities, carriers and 3PLs create, manage and collaborate efficiently on appointments at pickup and receiving locations.
“Up until this point, there has been no way of escaping the pain of appointment management,” said Mathew Elenjickal, FourKites founder and CEO. “This has major downstream implications on detention, driver productivity, and warehouse and dock operations. It is high time we look beyond monetizing something as simple and basic as setting up an appointment at a location. Our hope is that an integrated system will untangle the current mess, facilitate real-time collaboration, and improve relationships between supply chain partners.”
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