Inbound logistics is a vital step in warehouse receiving processes and has a direct impact on supply chain cost and performance. As a result of an inefficient check-in operation, the incoming trucks may experience inordinate wait times between arrival and check-in, which in turn leads to unnecessary cost to the company in the form of detention fees (a penalty for holding the truck and driver beyond the agreed upon time) and delayed delivery of subsequent consignments. Moreover, prolonged idling of queuing trucks is not environmentally sustainable as it increases the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2), a primary contributor to climate change, in the atmosphere.
Learn more about a simulation-based evaluation of warehouse check-in strategies for improving inbound logistics operations in our whitepaper, Improving Inbound Logistics Operations.
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