The solution introduced for this has been interaction with customers, adjustments to the inventory management system including location and time registration, and employee scheduling. By initially asking suppliers to send orders as early as possible after decision and to indicate a timecap in this, NE DistriService has been able to better plan the routes / trucks for the next day.
For the internal sorting process, new sorting bins and hand scanners have been introduced to randomly place the parts based on location, instead of pre-sorting exactly by location (as before). This led to time savings in internal sorting.
All employees are also equipped with handheld scanners, which can be used to map the sorting time. This gave the opportunity to switch to occupancy earlier in the day, based on the pre-notification from customers. To do this, a larger flexible shield was realized together with the HR department and, depending on the delivery of customers, the comparison with standard times and thus the exact expected sorting and exit times planning was switched to adding or disconnecting capacity. in the sorting.