How Distribution Centers Can Avoid Losing 3,000 Staff Hours in One Simple Step: Appointment-Plus Responds to Recent Survey on Staff Productivity

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Technology can automate on-site processes, enabling distribution centers to operate more efficiently and productively.

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A survey conducted by Intermec shows that distribution center workers lose an average of 15 minutes of productivity daily through inefficient processes. For a facility with 50 workers, this adds up to nearly 3,000 hours a year.

Automating on-site processes such as transportation scheduling can help these facilities operate more productively.

“By improving workflows, distribution centers reap additional benefits of automation technologies,” said Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus transportation scheduling software. “For example, automating inbound freight with specific delivery times can dramatically reduce missed or late deliveries."

“This can help facilities better schedule their dock staff and, in turn, reduce overtime pay.”

Today’s supply chain technology can quickly improve overall efficiency. When asked how to improve performance, 89 percent of survey respondents said investing in new technology.

Among facility operations that can be automated include:

  • Delivery and dock-scheduling.
  • Bar code scan and RF technology.
  • Voice directed technology.
  • Automated picking.
  • Packing.

Learn how Appointment-Plus transportation scheduling software can help your distribution center operate more efficiently. Call 800-988-0061. Visit

About Appointment-Plus: Appointment-Plus is the leading provider of transportation scheduling software for distribution centers, manufacturers and warehouses. It offers carrier self-scheduling, reminder notifications that reduce missed deliveries by 70 percent, and delivery analytics.

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