YFood optimizes ramp processes with SLOT timeslot management system by Cargoclix
- Thanks to the introduction of the cloud-based software solution, trucks no longer have to wait at the ramps in Krefeld at the provider of drinking meals.
- Start-up company prepares for long-term growth with the system.
(Freiburg i.Br., 6.11.2020) The start-up company YFood with headquarters in Munich relies on the SLOT time window management system by Cargoclix at its logistics location in Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia. With the introduction of the cloud-based software of the Freiburg IT specialist, the food manufacturer of so-called Complete Food has succeeded in reducing the waiting times for trucks at the ramp for loading and unloading to almost zero. Previously, according to the company, this had taken up to several hours. “Now the trucks can usually be registered directly at the ramp without any further delays,” says Logistics Manager Felix Schreil. One of the reasons why YFood chose SLOT was that many carriers and suppliers were already familiar with the system and therefore the introduction and integration could be implemented without major hurdles. “For us, a time slot management system was the logical consequence of the constantly growing turnover of goods at the ramp and was accepted 100 percent by all suppliers,” emphasizes Schreil. Costs of 50 cents are incurred per booked time slot. For the time being, YFood will bear these costs itself in order to maintain an overview of usage. Logistics service providers can book the time slots with YFood with a lead time of two weeks. Short-term bookings are possible until 4 pm the day before. The use of SLOT has several advantages for YFood: “We make optimum use of our capacities, avoid downtimes and demurrage charges and have a clear structure in the order in which the trucks arrive,” Schreil explains. The company, which among other things produces mobile meals in the form of drinks, bars and powders, sees the use of a time slot management system as an investment in the future. “Especially as a start-up, you have to think today about the business of the day after tomorrow,” continues Schreil. With the introduction, YFood has taken the opportunity to adapt the goods management system at the ramp to the growth of the company. “This gives us the time to understand, analyze and optimize the associated processes accordingly”. At YFood Cargoclix SLOT has been in use since 1 July 2020. Since then the arrival of unannounced trucks has been the exception. The company handles four to five trucks per day.
Since YFood Labs GmbH was founded in 2017, Ben Kremer and Noel Bollmann have been changing the food industry with their products. Innovative “Complete Food” in the form of drinks, bars and powder represents a new way of nutrition that fits the modern lifestyle of today: All YFood products are well-balanced, fully mobile meals and thus combine fast living and health awareness. The special thing about this is the “Complete Nutrition” approach pursued by YFood. This means that the products contain all the essential micro- and macro-nutrients that the body needs – without compromising on taste. Further information is available at www.yfood.eu
Cargoclix is a neutral Internet marketplace for the electronic tendering of transport and logistics services, as well as a provider of modular time slot management systems. The range of services offered by the logistics platform “Cargoclix TENDER” includes worldwide tenders for contracts for transportation by road, rail, air freight, sea and inland waterways, courier express parcel services as well as logistics services, such as press release page 3 of 3 Lagerei. With over 28,000 registered members from industry, trade and freight forwarding, TENDER is one of the leading international tendering platforms for transport and logistics. The central product of the time slot management business unit is the modularly adaptable software “Cargoclix SLOT” for optimizing the processes at the ramp. With more than 65,000 members, SLOT is one of the most widely used time slot management systems. Cargoclix is a trademark of Dr. Meier & Schmidt GmbH. The company was founded in 1998 and has its headquarters in Freiburg i.Br. www.cargoclix.com.