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Post Expo London 2008 V2

  1. 1. Courier & Parcel Logistics Conference Post Expo London Excel, Sept 29th- Oct 2nd 2008 Cross Docking Centres: The Black Hole Sébastien Leichtnam Business Development Manager Crawford Group
  2. 2. About Crawford : Crawford offers expertise to solve Flow and Facility Management issues at Logistics facilities Organisation / Project 2
  3. 3. About Crawford : Our roots are in the Door and Docking equipment business. To support our customers we have developed an extensive service organisation. Organisation / Project 3
  4. 4. Supply Chain Performance : Superior performance is attainable when a company can integrate the Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, and Return processes of its supply chain operations. Source: PMG Benchmarking: Supply chain performance indicator Organisation / Project 4
  5. 5. The Integration Process managed Organisation / Project 5
  6. 6. So what? • The flow of goods is managed. • The flow of trucks is managed. But the coordination between these two is poor! Organisation / Project 6
  7. 7. Impact on the supply chain infrastructure We see the following having considerable cost impact • DC and Transport and Distribution process alignment • Waiting times 88% Longer then 60 minutes 52% Between 60-90 minutes 36% Over 120 minutes • Destination / Flow focussed preparation • Resource utilization • Daylight or (low congested) night time operations • Idle time management • Industrialization Source: Agility Organisation / Project 7
  8. 8. 44 Major Warehouse Management Systems have been reviewed: Support dock management 55% Knows the content of the trucks arriving 59% Is able to lock time of arrival 52% Is able to lock time of departure 64% All of them have undoubted value but in isolation only. None of them provide a fully integrated approach. Source: Frauenhofer IML Organisation / Project 8
  9. 9. 44 Major WMS reviewed: The same situation exists in the assignment of dock and doors Manually 75% Automatically by agreed time 23% Consider delivery of urgently needed goods 14% Consider driving distance in warehouse 25% Source: Frauenhofer IML Organisation / Project 9
  10. 10. The DHL set up: Source DHL/ Andrew Kings RFID at DHL Organisation / Project 10
  11. 11. The DHL Sweden set up: Real time input bay activity Real time input truck activity Organisation / Project 11
  12. 12. Warehouse manager & transport planners have full visibility. Organisation / Project 12
  13. 13. The Schenker Sweden set up: Schenker integrated the system into their Facility Managment Software Organisation / Project 13
  14. 14. Data is now available to transport planner & maintenance managers Organisation / Project 14
  15. 15. How do we see the Future ? Organisation / Project 15
  16. 16. The Future: Truck with Radio Identification Truck with ID card Input: Input: Identify the truck Identify the truck arrival Gate Gives Estimated Time of Arrival ( ETA) Card Reader Gives Time Arrival ( TA) Input: Antenna Truck in position/ Not in position User Door Open / Closed Gate / Card System Terminals Shelter On / Off System Usage / Error Signal User Terminals Gate screen Info: Info: Incoming Trucks Load house nr: … PTA,ETA, TA Go to Parking Control Box Outgoing truck: Contact Transport Leader Planed time of Door Door processing Destination Manual Input Dock Leveller Shelter Dock Terminal Info: ID Panel Incoming Trucks Programmed time of Arrival ( PTA) Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Time of Arrival ( TA) Outgoing truck: Planed time of processing Destination Organisation / Project 16
  17. 17. The Future: Organisation / Project 17
  18. 18. Delayed trucks Planned loading Time line Programmed transport Docking stations Organisation / Project 18
  19. 19. Organisation / Project 19
  20. 20. The Future: Organisation / Project 20
  21. 21. By concentrating on the root cause of the issues we can design, in Partnership with the Users, solutions that will improve not only visibility and effiency on cross docking operations but also work quality of the planner and shopfloor personnel. Organisation / Project 21
  22. 22. Thank you! For more information do not hesitate to contact me: Sebastien Leichtnam Business Development Manager Crawford Group Sebastien.leichtnam@crawfordsolutions.com +46 705 80 12 40 Organisation / Project 22

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