AutoScheduler.AI introduced the Make-n-Ship warehouse optimization platform, which optimizes loading products straight off the production line to better orchestrate production, warehousing and transportation plans.
“Most WMS can’t efficiently handle products coming directly from the production line to a truck at the dock because of a mismatch between pre-built stock transfer orders and what gets produced, causing trucks to remain idling at the dock waiting to be filled,” says Keith Moore, CEO, AutoScheduler.AI. “Without the buffer of the warehouse storage, companies struggle to have a ready supply of trailers that match the production output. Make-n-Ship will handle the movement of products directly from production to various deployment destinations.”
- Make-n-Ship creates transportation requirements days in advance so “best cost carriers” can be engaged; reschedules transportation as production changes, aiming to match production schedules; creates and transmits a recommended transportation plan and updates hourly on the need and timing of trailers and inventory.
- It also issues alerts, using the latest data and trailer availability to relay such warnings, as there will be a trailer shortage in two days; and updates a real-time deployment module to reflect the latest decisions on where to shift or store inventory.