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New trailer slotting tool aka sync

Discussion in 'Distribution Centers' started by notfit05, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. notfit05

    notfit05 Member

    Anyone else seeing a new process benign used in your dc , I'm told we are only the second to try it. Instead of processing trailers by los or time on the yard they are instead selected based on the flow and needs of the store and what is on the trailer . Supposably there will be no los any more per say . they mentioned possible flexing once the quota for the night had been reached . Once the numbers on the dock were finished the dock would flex to art and once art reached theirs then they would flex people home if possible.
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  2. Hardlinesmaster

    Hardlinesmaster Well-Known Member

    There was red wire on the store side about truck process changes, I was too tired & busy yesterday to read it.
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  3. We've recently started the IB sync. There's still LOS, just not for IB anymore. So for us in Warehouse, it means our LOS (along with OB and MBP's) is now more important, since we now can't rely on IB to offset it for the building's total LOS. Also, we're supposed to see a lot more reserve, but from what I can see thus far, it only looks like ~+200 to both hand and rack RAPs backlog from where it usually sits. Honestly, it sounds like one of spot's better ideas, and from what I've seen so far, the implementation is working out fine.
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  4. trowa03

    trowa03 Booze Barron

    I thought they hired the idea from Amazon... :p
    Regardless it's nice to see some good sense coming down the pipe for a change.
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  5. notfit05

    notfit05 Member

    So with los basically gone in inbound I guess we no longer have to worry about being red?
  6. I think that's what it is, as of now. Mind you, there's still TM prod numbers that need to be made. My guess though is that there will be new metrics in the future to reflect the IB sync, in essence an LOS based around when a store requests an item on a truck on the yard and it's unload/divert time, or something along those lines.
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  7. notfit05

    notfit05 Member

    It also depends on the weekly add freight , a trailer can have 5 cartons that are in that add and be 80hrs out it will take priority over a trailer at 15 hrs and no add freight