Use Cases

Steel Manufacturer

Overview

  • 250 – 500 full truckloads / day
  • Shipping and receiving operations
  • Enterprise scale WMS and TMS integration
  • 3 sites 2 states
  • Business intelligence Snowflake integration
  • Extended WMS to dynamically tasked warehouse picking

Issues/Gaps/Challenges

  • Disorganized Driver Check-in
  • No automated workflow
  • Manual processes
  • High driver dwell times
  • Driver Foreign Language
  • Lack of data integration and visibility between TMS and WMS
  • No ability to capture valuable business intelligence data
  • WMS could not extend into the warehouse or out to the yard
  • No ability to dynamically task warehouse shipping and receiving tasks
  • No ability to dynamically task yard operations
  • No ability to optimize scheduling
  • No ability to automatically handle driver check in exceptions / rejections
  • No ability to automatically reschedule missed appointments

Renaissant Solution

  • Fully integrated into WMS, TMS and business intelligence platform
  • Real time visibility to all shipping and receiving operations
  • Automated driver check in, with validation, exception handling and translated into 160 languages
  • Dynamically tasked pick sheets delivered to forklift operators
  • Automated dispatch and rescheduling of missed appointments
  • Real time business intelligence, workflow process mining and predictive analytics
  • Optimized appointment scheduling
  • 300 people trained in one week

Results

  • Dwell Time Reduced by 44% in 2 months – saved over 200 driver hours of service per day
  • 100% driver adoption
  • Faster/consistent, repeatable driver check in process
  • Reduction in dwell time volatility
  • Pick sheet data delivered directly to forklift operators
  • Evolved to WMS front end
  • Fully analytical visualization of shipping and receiving operations
  • Schedules optimized

3PL/4PL

IndustryStandard

Overview

  • Non-US based
  • High validation requirements
  • Highly regulated customer
  • Cross docking
  • Expiring product

Issues/Gaps/Challenges

  • Excessive dwell time
  • Poor driver comms at check in
  • Require auditable visibility
  • No receiving operation cycle time benchmarks
  • No automated driver workflow to reject before human interaction
  • No consistent auditing of rejection reasons

Renaissant Solution

  • Fully integrated to WMS / TMS scheduling
  • Automated validation of all driver arrivals
  • Alerting to driver rejectins
  • Calculation and monitoring of all cycle time KPIs
  • Optimized receiving calendar
  • Auditability for every receiving operation down to the employee level

Results

  • Automated regulatory reporting
  • Easy auditing
  • Dwell time reduction
  • Faster inventory turn
  • Consistent automated verification communication for appointment
  • Seamless communication between security, drivers and warehouse staff

Food and Beverage

Overview

  • Multiple Suppliers
  • Central Production Facility with limited space
  • Multiple 3rd Party Cold Storage DC
  • Many intercompany shipments between production and DC

Issues/Gaps/Challenges

  • Lack of asset visibility between production and cold storage partner facilities
  • No visibility to inventory located on assets
  • No benchmark for transfer cycle times
  • Less than optimal shipping and receiving storage space
  • Poor asset utilization
  • No real data on shipping, receiving and transit operations

Renaissant Solution

  • Full accounting of all yard assets and associated loads/items at all times
  • Complete cycle times for all asset trips
  • Seamless driver check in expedites shipping and receiving operations
  • Cold storage partner receives full visibility to delivery timing
  • Dashboard showing all KPI data points
  • Alerting to cross dock shipments that are out of parameter

Results

  • Cycle time between plant and DC cut in half
  • Better coordination with supplier deliveries
  • Lower driver dwell times
  • More shipments
  • Higher inventory turnover
  • Greater asset utilization
  • Visibility to asset planning for coming quarters and years

Freight Forwarder & Drayage

Overview

  • Less Than Container (LCL) import and export for global freight forwarder at International Ports
  • Hundreds of containers and trucks process daily.
  • Import and Export bonded warehouses

Issues/Gaps/Challenges

  • High driver dwell times
  • Many drivers speaking foreign languages
  • High container dwell times – high demurrage costs
  • Low chassis utilization rates
  • Poor communication between customer and drayage operators
  • Lack of accountability for drayage dispatch errors
  • High driver detention costs
  • No visibility to container arrivals at import and export terminals
  • Inability to track the prioritization and stacking of containers in designated spots
  • Challenge meeting regulatory requirements around moving hazardous materials

Renaissant Solution

  • Automated driver check in with full language translations
  • Automated drayage dispatch for containers and chassis
  • Full visibility to container and chassis inventory
  • Process mined data for full analytics around entire cycle from Landed > imported > shipped cycle
  • Full hazmat auditing for dangerous cargoes (40% of vanguard’s biz is categorized as hazmat)

Results

  • Reduced driver cycle time by 50%
  • Eliminated illegitimate demurrage charges
  • Dynamically tasked warehouse picking / staging operations
  • Translated driver communications making it easier to receive complicated import/export /customs documents
  • Full regulatory compliance with hazmat regs