Warehouse Retailer Saves Millions at the Dock

The Problem

This large retailer needed to turn their live trailers faster at the loading dock. They lacked real-time visibility of when trailers were at the dock doors, and they lacked the tools and process to physically move the trailers in and out of the dock doors faster.

Solution Design

First, we approached the visibility issue with real-time trailer sensors at each dock door. Now guards can see exactly where the trailers are in each dock door and how long they have been there – all on a single monitor in the guard shack. To improve the turn times, we developed an automated pager system that alerts the driver the moment his load is complete, with directions to exit the dock door immediately.

20 mins
saved per trailer

Bottom Line

The company has saved 20 minutes per trailer with 4SIGHT. Given that each warehouse handles up to 500 trailers per day, the company now adds several million dollars to its bottom line each year in labor savings. The customer also reported that the efficiency gains allowed them to postpone plans to build additional distribution centers.

A Smart Investment

Most users see an ROI with 4SIGHT within 12-16 months. However, some users have seen an ROI as quickly as 6-9 months.

Web-Based Software

4SIGHT is 100% browser-based, so you can manage your operations through the web from a variety of devices.