Avoid peak and idle times.
Have insight at a glance.
Be in control.
Avoid peak and idle times. Have insight at a glance. Be in control.
SmartWay: The Most Flexible Slot Booking System
As a shipper, you are constantly busy ensuring loads are received efficiently at your sites and see that they reach their intended destination with no mistakes or problems. Avoiding disruption and inefficiency such as an inefficient schedule, high stock levels and waiting hours for drivers.
That is why we developed our slot booking system: SmartWay. With this system, you can plan efficiently and always have direct insight into carriers' arrival times.
Thanks to our hands-on transport mentality and experience as a 4PL provider, we are capable of tailoring the system to your requirements in a short time to market.
Insight in Your Transport Flows
With SmartWay, you have visibility on the arrival times of trucks, and you can...
- schedule your resources efficiently
- reduce your stock levels
- prevent overcrowded parking areas
(with associated safety risks and the cost of waiting time)
- keep your customer contented with a high level of scheduling reliability
Adapt to All Your Wishes
Thanks to our experience and transport mentality, SmartWay is a unique system with which you can easily...
- add carriers and sites
- set up schedules
- reschedule slots
- adapt screens to meet your specific wishes
- support customs activities, such as uploading customs documents
- link to other systems
- register and report Health & Safety issues
Clear, Real-time Reports
Our reports are unique due to...
- direct insight into the use of your docks
- the possibilities for analysing fluctuations in volume
- immediate overview of the efficiency and utilisation of slots
- clear information about the performance of the carriers
- a detailed summary of performance per site
Complementary for our Slot Booking System
Flexible with SmartWay Modules
Strengthen your insight and control in every transport situation with integrated transport tools.
The SmartWay Customs module helps you to control your customs process and provides complete insight.
You can easily track the status of all your shipments and the completeness of the documents by using our smart Customs dashboard.
Health & Safety Module
The Health & Safety module makes it easy to log checks and incidents.
Monitoring & Reporting
Get the most from your data insights while driving more intelligent logistics.
Track & Trace
Know exactly where your goods are and when freights will arrive with the Track & Trace Module.
Connect all your transport and logistic platforms to drive your ROI, speed, and growth across your business.
Frequently asked questions
What is SmartWay Slot Booking?
SmartWay Slot Booking is a transport planning tool focused on the loading and unloading operations on your sites.
SmartWay Slot booking is cloud-based and provided as a software as a service (SaaS). Therefore, you don't have to worry about installing applications or software on devices.
Users, like planners and carriers, have web access and simply logon to the online platform to access, plan and share relevant data and business processes directly.
Frequently asked questions
Why is SmartWay developed?
The inflexibility of slot booking systems and the reliance on slot booking providers frustrated our customers. Unfortunately, these providers often lack the perspective and experience of the transport business.
So, our experts developed a slot booking system with an intuitive, straightforward interface. Because it is cloud-based and easily adaptable to your wishes, you are in charge of your site planning.
Frequently asked questions
Is a slot booking system sustainable?
Yes it is!
With a system like SmartWay you can efficiently manage your traffic and resources on sites. This brings financial savings and CO2 reduction.
- Less unnecessary idle running, because:
- reduced congestion on entering and leaving your sites
- reduced total turn around times for (un)loading
- Better utilization of assets, people and equipment reduces idle time of trucks
- Consolidation of multiple orders in one time-slot allows smart utilization of loading capacity and therefore reduce unnecessary trips
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Slot Bookings in just 3 clicks
6 Slotbooking Advantages For Your Carrier
Due to our transport DNA we are fully aware of challenges carriers can face in the usage of slot booking systems.
Therefore, we continuously optimize SmartWay in such a way it is not just an improvement for you as a shipper but also for your carriers.
Tested by the planning department and drivers of Van der Wal, and used by several large shippers and their carriers we can assure an easy to use, flexible slot booking system for all users.
- Shipments are easy to book, the booking is made in just 3 clicks
- Direct access to your own booking via reference number
- Validation of transit time between loading and unloading slot
- Pre-booked slot time comes free 1 hour before the cut off time
- In case of calamity the assistant together with your carrier can always look for a suitable solution
- Return loads can be booked automatically in a connecting slot
SmartWay Slotbooking is an integrated part of the control tower functionality of SmartWay Logistics. With our in-house experts, we can advise you on a consultancy basis or coordinate the carrier process on your behalf.