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What is Time Slot Management?

A time slot management system enables customers to choose delivery timings based on availability and convenience. An optimized time slot booking software is used such that logistics managers can plan daily and even hourly dispatches in a more efficient manner.

Following are the ways in which Time Slot Management can improve your logistics:

  1. Streamlines Dispatch Planning and Processes: Shippers can plan loading and unloading to suit specific requirements, avoid traffic and road congestions at peak times and optimize capacity utilization by ensuring staff availability coincides with the arrival and dispatch of goods.
  2. More Visibility: A dashboard view of the entire last-mile delivery process, including dynamic routing, predictive alerts, accurate ETAs, and live tracking of order status, bringing in greater visibility in the system and allowing managers to take effective measures in case of unnecessary delays.
  3. Increased First Attempt Delivery Rate: By delivering at the customer’s preferred delivery window, you save added costs involved in storing, shipping, and delivering undelivered parcels.

How Locus uses time slot management

Improved First Attempt Delivery Rate | Efficient last-mile fulfillment | Optimized dispatch planning

Related Resources

Time-Slot Management: Are you ready to deliver at the customer’s command?
Time-Slot Management: Are you ready to deliver at the customer’s command?
The future of E-commerce lies in achieving same-day and slot-based deliveries
The future of E-commerce lies in achieving same-day and slot-based deliveries
How Locus is managing customer-preferred time windows for its clients?
How Locus is managing customer-preferred time windows for its clients?
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How can Locus help manage your logistics?

  • Locus’ proprietary geocoding engine converts the fuzziest of the addresses into precise geographical coordinates thereby helping your on-ground executives locate addresses easily.
  • Digitize all your operational variables such as fleets, delivery persons etc. to come up with the best route plan every day.
  • Track your orders in real-time with the Locus Live Dashboard. Locus’ last-mile delivery app Locus On The Road (LOTR) helps delivery partners process orders.
  • Visualize and tweak your scheduled plans via three key metrics— geography, time, & vehicle (fleet)—with a birds-eye view of your entire operations.
  • Build your own reports and analyze important parameters that you need to make key decisions.

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43m+ miles

Reduction in distance traveled

18m+ tons

Reduction in GHG emissions

$200 m

Savings in logistics costs
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