Pre-Entry Logistics Planning & Scheduling

Pre-Entry Logistics Planning & Scheduling

Don’t Do Extraordinary Things, Do Ordinary Things Extraordinarily Well

The Pre-Entry Scheduler gives logistics and transport managers the capability to plan and schedule with ease, summarising standard deliverables; control and management of every aspect of your weighing industry operations.  The WZWB Scheduler with Logistics Management and Planning capability is philosophy aligned with Materials Requirements Planning, (MRP) offering a software-based solution that works backward from customer orders and jobs.

A forward order job can span days, weeks’ even months with varying aggregate or materials and multiple transportation suppliers. A distribution and fleet managers’ job is to try and coordinate all the variables in play, not for just one forward order and job but for hundreds; during any one day hence the reason, purpose, and design behind the WZWB Pre-Entry Scheduler.

“Pre-entry and scheduling means we can plan tomorrow or next week.”

Paul Distribution & Logistics Manager Kaipara Quarries.

At a glance…

  • For Truck Drivers using POS Pre-Entry prepopulates data providing instruction and fast Entry weigh processing.
  • For Loader Drivers communicates the current days’ plan and therefore materials demand.
  • For the Scale House a Google type search by Vehicle ID, Hauler, or Customer across all Pre-Entry transactions offering fast Entry weigh processing.
  • Pre-Entry transactions can be created as scheduled from within the Pre-Entry Scheduler.
  • Pre-Entry transactions can be processed Onsite directly from inside Scheduler.
  • A Pre-Entry transaction can be created and later scheduled via drag and drop or scheduled using the Pre-Entry Scheduler button.
  • There is a one to one relationship between a Pre-Entry transaction and its Pre-Entry Scheduler, scheduled event.
  • The Event Series function is used to bulk update hundreds of Pre-Entry transactions within the one simple Pre-Entry window.
  • Master Recurrence Maintenance is used to create multiple patterns i.e. varying aggregate or materials supply, transport providers, logistics destinations, even Jobs and Orders within the one recurrence pattern offering a visual timeline (with drag and drop) of all events that form your logistics and transport plan.

At a glance…

  • For Truck Drivers using POS Pre-Entry prepopulates data providing instruction and fast Entry weigh processing.
  • For Loader Drivers communicates the current days’ plan and therefore materials demand.
  • For the Scale House a Google type search by Vehicle ID, Hauler, or Customer across all Pre-Entry transactions offering fast Entry weigh processing.
  • Pre-Entry transactions can be created as scheduled from within the Pre-Entry Scheduler.
  • Pre-Entry transactions can be processed Onsite directly from inside Scheduler.
  • A Pre-Entry transaction can be created and later scheduled via drag and drop or scheduled using the Pre-Entry Scheduler button.
  • There is a one to one relationship between a Pre-Entry transaction and its Pre-Entry Scheduler, scheduled event.
  • The Event Series function is used to bulk update hundreds of Pre-Entry transactions within the one simple Pre-Entry window.
  • Master Recurrence Maintenance is used to create multiple patterns i.e. varying aggregate or materials supply, transport providers, logistics destinations, even Jobs and Orders within the one recurrence pattern offering a visual timeline (with drag and drop) of all events that form your logistics and transport plan.

PLANNING AND BOOKINGS MANAGEMENT

Planning is Bringing the Future into the Present So That You Can Do Something About It Now.

The Pre-Entry Scheduler toolset is designed to take the complexity out of busy operations empowering logistics and transport managers with the capability to plan and schedule with ease. Job creation with Logistics Management planning and scheduling will not only increase the quality and time to service customers, but optimize fleet efficiency which works in increasing customer retention through customer satisfaction.

Key Features:

  • Pre-Entry allows Users to pre-book and plan Customer Orders, Hauler, and Products with Supply Only or Supply and Deliver transaction detail.
  • Pre-Entry transactions can be copied and pasted, deleted, and edited within Pre-Entry Scheduler and Pre-Entry Planner Reporting Grids.
  • Pre-Entry transactions deliver Pre-Entry Product Forecasting totals that works towards Product Manufacturing and Site Production Management, decisions.

“The Pre-Entry Planner allows us to plan our days or week in advance, control our truck movements and plan product volumes.”

Teresa Weighbridge Administrator Brookby Quarry.

PLANNING AND BOOKINGS MANAGEMENT

Planning is Bringing the Future into the Present So That You Can Do Something About It Now.

The Pre-Entry Scheduler toolset is designed to take the complexity out of busy operations empowering logistics and transport managers with the capability to plan and schedule with ease. Job creation with Logistics Management planning and scheduling will not only increase the quality and time to service customers, but optimize fleet efficiency which works in increasing customer retention through customer satisfaction.

Key Features:

  • Pre-Entry allows Users to pre-book and plan Customer Orders, Hauler, and Products with Supply Only or Supply and Deliver transaction detail.
  • Pre-Entry transactions can be copied and pasted, deleted, and edited within Pre-Entry Scheduler and Pre-Entry Planner Reporting Grids.
  • Pre-Entry transactions deliver Pre-Entry Product Forecasting totals that works towards Product Manufacturing and Site Production Management decisions.

PRE-ENTRY LOGITICS AND TRANSPORT SCHEDULING

The Reality About Transportation is That It’s Future Orientated.

Pre-Entry Scheduling extends the pre-entry product forecasting capability by allowing users to plan and schedule the transport or logistics components of any forward order. The design allows fleet managers to multiply one pre-entry transaction into hundreds on click where the logistics plan is initiated.

Our WZWB Pre-Entry Scheduler doesn’t force users to doing things one way and it doesn’t see Operator versus Logistics, Fleet Management planning and scheduling. The design offers a communication platform with planning and scheduling instruction to and from Operator; to and from Distribution, Fleet and Operations Managers.

The starting point is determined by user security access and then personal preference. Resulting in user, business process initialisation and continuation of a one to one relationship, between any single pre-entry scheduled event and its corresponding pre-entry, transaction.

Our Pre-Entry Planning encompasses Logistics to Capacity Management, Scheduling. Software flexibility with relationship management that produces, teamwork business planning, coordination, and efficiency.

Key Features:

  • Record only what you know and nothing you don’t. A logistics schedule can be created using either a Hauler (Transport Company) or Customer values only.
  • Pre-Entry scheduling and planning delivers a hierarchical (parent and child) structure of events, meaning Distribution and Fleet Managers create a Master Schedule (of what they know) made instantly available to Scale House Operations, whom can quickly update any and all applicable Pre-Entry data and scheduled timeframes as more information comes to light, without effect on the originating Master (parent) logistics plan.
    • Bi-directional communication of scheduled events between manager and operator.
    • Benchmarking of the Master Schedule to compare ‘Before’ and ‘After’ ‘Incomplete’ and ‘Complete’ Tasks or Events.
Interoperability
  • Any one Pre-Entry transaction can be multiplied easily using the Pre-Entry window scheduler button or creating an event via Pre-Entry Scheduler and employing the recurrence functionality resulting in a one to one relationship, between each single (multiplied in bulk) Pre-Entry transaction and its corresponding scheduled event.
  • From the Pre-Entry Planning Grid or any scheduled Pre-Entry transaction users can drill down (security permitting) into the Pre-Entry, Job Recurrence Master or Job Run, Series where the Job/Event is recurring.
  • Pre-Entry Scheduler Events offer drill down to the Pre-Entry transaction being a choice of the single Occurrence or the Job Run and Events Series.
  • Timeline, Timescale, Daily, Weekly, Grouped and Merged Groups Views are delivered in combination via the Scheduler and Pre-Entry Planning Grids, dual screen ready for the ultimate in planning, control and visibility.

Using an Outlook styled scheduler, users are empowered with a toolset consisting of the quantity of loads, the periodicity in minutes from pick-up to return, and whether your plan is under or over transport capacity constraints.

WrightZone Scheduler will impress with its drag and drop functionality and unsurpassed flexibility to create a single logistics plan that encompasses multiple vehicles, haulers, (transport providers), products, destinations, and even customers and orders within the one recurrence pattern.

Having the ability to schedule a pre-entry transaction offers a toolset to plan and then schedule events or tasks for your transport, mining, waste, forestry and/or quarry business. Pre-Entry can be transaction recalled, copied & pasted, edited & deleted, dragged & dropped to schedule, modified & deleted in bulk, and is scheduled as either a Tentative or Confirmed.

PRE-ENTRY LOGITICS AND TRANSPORT SCHEDULING

The Reality About Transportation is That It’s Future Orientated.

Pre-Entry Scheduling extends the pre-entry product forecasting capability by allowing users to plan and schedule the transport or logistics components of any forward order. The design allows fleet managers to multiply one pre-entry transaction into hundreds with just one click where the logistics plan is initiated.

The design, of WZWB Pre-Entry Scheduler doesn’t force users to doing things one way and it doesn’t see Operator versus Logistics, Fleet Management planning and scheduling. The design offers a communication platform with Logistics Management planning and scheduling instruction to Operator and from Operator; to Logistics Manager planning and scheduling update and therefore, foresight..

The outcome or result is identical but from where to start is entirely up to WZWB Users; their preference and/or their roles, summarizing a tremendous amount of flexibility that produces teamwork business planning, coordination, and efficiency.

Key Features:

  • Record only what you know and nothing you don’t. A logistics schedule can be created using either a Hauler (Transport Company) or Customer values only.
  • Pre-Entry scheduling and planning delivers a hierarchical (parent and child) structure of events, meaning Distribution and Fleet Managers create a Master Schedule (of what they know) made instantly available to Scale House Operations, whom can quickly update any and all applicable Pre-Entry data and scheduled timeframes as more information comes to light, without effect on the originating Master (parent) logistics plan.
    • Bi-directional communication of scheduled events between manager and operator.
    • Benchmarking of the Master Schedule to compare ‘Before’ and ‘After’ ‘Incomplete’ and ‘Complete’ Tasks or Events.
Interoperability
  • Any one Pre-Entry transaction can be multiplied easily using the Pre-Entry window scheduler button or creating an event via Pre-Entry Scheduler and employing the recurrence functionality resulting in a one to one relationship, between each single (multiplied in bulk) Pre-Entry transaction and its corresponding scheduled event.
  • From the Pre-Entry Planning Grid or any scheduled Pre-Entry transaction users can drill down (security permitting) into the Pre-Entry, Job Recurrence Master or Job Run, Series where the Job/Event is recurring.
  • Pre-Entry Scheduler Events offer drill down to the Pre-Entry transaction being a choice of the single Occurrence or the Job Run and Events Series.
  • Timeline, Timescale, Daily, Weekly, Grouped and Merged Groups Views are delivered in combination via the Scheduler and Pre-Entry Planning Grids, dual screen ready for the ultimate in planning, control and visibility.

REAL DAILY AVAILABILITY GRID

The Importance of a Question and the Availability of an Answer are Two Different Things.

The Real Daily Availability (RDA) Grid is designed to offer transport and/or daily operators an instant real-time snap shot of past, current, and future scheduled and confirmed pre-entry transactions within any day.

When transport managers are required to schedule more than 60 vehicles an hour, being one every minute and up to 500 vehicle movements a day having the necessary visibility, flexibility and management capacity control, is critical, hence the WZWB RDA Reporting Grid delivers hourly block transport under and over capacity constraints with user on-call recommendation and guidance algorithms.

Key Features:

  • Set the constraints, on capacity limits like your business trading hours, the quantity of loaders to load vehicles, your own transport fleet, the outsourcing of transport, and/or resource consent limitations.
  • In setting the constraints that you know of first, by extension limits, the variables of prediction.
  • Compliments Pre-Entry Logistics and Transport Planning in delivering a daily variance, back calculated into hourly blocks reporting above or below optimised logistics serviceability (load time) levels.
  • Proven, complex and advanced scheduling algorithms differentiate between the docket (ticket production) and transport actual Resource Consent Movement Counts. Confirmed and/or Scheduled and non-scheduled Entry into the profit centre; each cause has an effect; reported in real-time offering a rolling Real Daily Availability, to Capacity, Counts.

“Allows us to see what type of day we are going to have before, it happens.”

Paul Distribution & Logistics Manager Kaipara Quarries.

REAL DAILY AVAILABILITY GRID

The Importance of a Question and the Availability of an Answer are Two Different Things.

The Real Daily Availability (RDA) Grid is designed to offer transport and/or daily operators an instant real-time snap shot of past, current, and future scheduled and confirmed pre-entry transactions within any day.

When transport managers are required to schedule more than 60 vehicles an hour, being one every minute and up to 500 vehicle movements a day having the necessary visibility, flexibility and management capacity control, is critical, hence the WZWB RDA Reporting Grid delivers hourly block transport under and over capacity constraints with user on-call recommendation and guidance algorithms.

Key Features:

  • Set the constraints, on capacity limits like your business trading hours, the quantity of loaders to load vehicles, your own transport fleet, the outsourcing of transport, and/or resource consent limitations.
  • In setting the constraints that you know of first, by extension limits, the variables of prediction.
  • Compliments Pre-Entry Logistics and Transport Planning in delivering a daily variance, back calculated into hourly blocks reporting above or below optimised logistics serviceability (load time) levels.
  • Proven, complex and advanced scheduling algorithms differentiate between the docket (ticket production) and transport actual Resource Consent Movement Counts. Confirmed and/or Scheduled and non-scheduled Entry into the profit centre; each cause has an effect; reported in real-time offering a rolling Real Daily Availability, to Capacity, Counts.

“Allows us to see what type of day we are going to have before, it happens.”

Paul Distribution & Logistics Manager Kaipara Quarries.

THE PLANNED EFFORT GRID

It’s Not Always That We Need to Do More, But That We Need to Focus on Less.

Phone call asking and booking? Are customers walking the walk or is it just talk?

The Planned Effort Grid produces a percentage complete ratio on the measure of customer or hauler (in combination or separately) pre-entry confirmed booking quantities. Hourly block Entry Scheduling into the profit centre. In other words, if the client books it should they own it?

Key Features:

  • Communicate and record a forward order, job and accompanying transport and logistics scheduling plan. as definitive and therefore is expected using Pre-Entry Scheduled and Confirmed Status Management.
  • For every Hauler or Customer processed Onsite within the hour they are Pre-Entry scheduled and planned they will receive 100% completed effort on the Pre-Entry task but if they don’t there is a second chance option or simply incomplete, algorithms.
  • Results are measured and monitored in hourly intervals with summarised days, weeks, and month’s availability.
  • Provides an internal monitor and analytical toolset used to compare and optionally grade or rate the validity of a Customer and/or Transport Companies forward order and job detail.
  • Results work towards improving production decisions and resource allocation in choosing to prioritise, include, or exclude each clients’ forward order detail.

THE PLANNED EFFORT GRID

It’s Not Always That We Need to Do More, But That We Need to Focus on Less.

Phone call asking and booking? Are customers walking the walk or is it just talk?

The Planned Effort Grid produces a percentage complete ratio on the measure of customer or hauler (in combination or separately) pre-entry confirmed booking quantities. Hourly block Entry Scheduling into the profit centre. In other words, if the client books it should they own it?

Key Features:

  • Communicate and record a forward order, job and accompanying transport and logistics scheduling plan. as definitive and therefore is expected using Pre-Entry Scheduled and Confirmed Status Management.
  • For every Hauler or Customer processed Onsite within the hour they are Pre-Entry scheduled and planned they will receive 100% completed effort on the Pre-Entry task but if they don’t there is a second chance option or simply incomplete, algorithms.
  • Results are measured and monitored in hourly intervals with summarised days, weeks, and month’s availability.
  • Provides an internal monitor and analytical toolset used to compare and optionally grade or rate the validity of a Customer and/or Transport Companies forward order and job detail.
  • Results work towards improving production decisions and resource allocation in choosing to prioritise, include, or exclude each clients’ forward order detail.

RESOURCE CONSENT MANAGEMENT

Whether You Think You Can or Think You Can’t, You Are Right.

Resource Consent is one of many prescribed capacity constraints on the weighing industry other examples include trading hours; stock availability and heavy machinery.

Example:

A Truck and Trailer entering and exiting the profit centre is a single Movement under Resource Consent; but, when the Truck is picking up one product for the Truck and another for the Trailer both the Truck and Trailer vehicle ID’s have a tare weight and therefore gross and net weight recorded separately creating two Vehicle Counts and dockets but as per Resource Consent equates to just one Movement Count.

Features & Benefits:

  • Set Transport Movement Count, Capacity Constraints.
  • Forward Order Planning & Logistics Scheduling to Capacity.
  • Programmatic Rules and user-defined percentage warnings, providing notification.
  • Separate and Independent Entry versus Exit Movement Count, Resource Consent Reporting.
  • Movement Count versus Vehicle (or Docket) Count Reporting with automated non-movement count Description or Reason.
  • Resource Consent Special Movement Days provisioning and Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Annual Consolidated Reporting.
  • Real Daily Availability Reporting – Availability to meet Capacity by Hour and Day for Current and Future Dates.

Adhering to resource consent and compliance is a significant managerial burden to profit centre owners and operations management. Feature and function within the system delivers multiple warnings on nearing, meeting, and users choosing to exceed resource consent (which are set per profit centre).

Breaking such regulations can result in significant penalties and/or cease of trade orders, that’s why WZWB sets the capacity constraints that you know of first.

RESOURCE CONSENT MANAGEMENT

Whether You Think You Can or Think You Can’t, You Are Right.

Resource Consent is one of many prescribed capacity constraints on the weighing industry other examples include trading hours; stock availability and heavy machinery.

Example:

A Truck and Trailer entering and exiting the profit centre is a single Movement under Resource Consent; but, when the Truck is picking up one product for the Truck and another for the Trailer both the Truck and Trailer vehicle ID’s have a tare weight and therefore gross and net weight recorded separately creating two Vehicle Counts and dockets but as per Resource Consent equates to just one Movement Count.

Features & Benefits:

  • Set Transport Movement Count, Capacity Constraints.
  • Forward Order Planning & Logistics Scheduling to Capacity.
  • Programmatic Rules and user-defined percentage warnings, providing notification.
  • Separate and Independent Entry versus Exit Movement Count, Resource Consent Reporting.
  • Movement Count versus Vehicle (or Docket) Count Reporting with automated non-movement count Description or Reason.
  • Resource Consent Special Movement Days provisioning and Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Annual Consolidated Reporting.
  • Real Daily Availability Reporting – Availability to meet Capacity by Hour and Day for Current and Future Dates.

Adhering to resource consent and compliance is a significant managerial burden to profit centre owners and operations management. Feature and function within the system delivers multiple warnings on nearing, meeting, and users choosing to exceed resource consent (which are set per profit centre).

Breaking such regulations can result in significant penalties and/or cease of trade orders, that’s why WZWB sets the capacity constraints that you know of first.