AutoScheduler introduces Make-n-Ship Warehouse Optimisation Platform

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At the Retailers International Leaders Association (RILA), AutoScheduler.AI, a Warehouse Management System (WMS) accelerator, introduced the Make-n-Ship warehouse optimisation platform that is claimed to be able to optimise loading products straight off the production line to better orchestrate production, warehousing and transportation plans.

Moving production runs directly to a truck eliminates touches, helps with labor shortages and reduces the need for storage space in a warehouse or distribution center located at the manufacturing site.

“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.
  • Updates hourly on the need and timing of trailers and inventory.
  • Issues alerts, using the latest data and trailer availability to relay such warnings, as there will be a trailer shortage in two days.
  • Updates a real-time deployment module to reflect the latest decisions on where to shift or store inventory. 

Clients using Make-n-Ship have been able to free up 10% more space capacity, reduce production planning loads by 33%, increase floor productivity by 8%, increase container fill by 2%, and increase service levels by 4%.

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