Fill Rate Optimisation

Intelligent supply chain management – How to improve fill rate in supply chain

Managing every point of contact with stock in and out of your premises can help to improve efficiency and eliminate waste across your supply plans.

The entry point of every warehouse is a prime example where a routine process is expected. However, if human error means that a truck is only partially filled then sometimes there is a disconnect with route planning and an opportunity is wasted.

Live fill rate reporting

Empower warehouse management to be more productive. Begin by empowering truck drivers to record their load before departure. Feed that data directly back to the planning office for timely review and correction in routine planning.

Get automatic alerts when there’s misalignment between planned load and routine fill rate.

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Manage trailer fill rates to optimise profitability

Using high quality visual data gathered at each loading bay showing actual Fill Rates of trailers and containers at point of departure, we help you optimise your route planning.

Our rich data provides input to route planning and improving working processes. We can gather data using mobile phone cameras or fixed security cameras.

Sentispec Fill Rate Optimisation – Savings demonstration

By recording actual fill rates of each shipment, and sending this as live data to the planning office action can be taken to correct any future discrepancies. And also by proactively identifying gaps or issues with shipments, accuracy is checked in real time, forecasts can be adjusted and future sales opportunities explored by planning departments.

BenefitsTodaySentispec Solution
Process OptimisationLocal WH manager onlyCentral view of efficiency
Improves CO2 emissions
Fill RatesTheoretical based on Load ManagementCentral view of efficiency
Improves CO2 emissions
Cost Optimisation€100-500 k per year
Based on medium sized warehouse (30,000 m2 )

Case study:
10% route operations cost reduction.

Background

This regional specialised logistics provider operates a network of Trunk and Last Mile deliveries to over 500 locations every night.

Challenge

Due to dynamic and variable demand from customers, constant adaptation is necessary to run a profitable business. This is vital both in ensuring adequate fleet capacity, but also in optimising the sizes of vehicles used to match individual Route loads.

Solution

By ensuring that a picture is taken of the filled vehicle just prior to departure, the customer received real time insight in actual Fill Rates.

This enables fast responses to rapidly changing conditions, as a single incorrectly sized vehicle can easily waste €100k.

Thus, the customer has an invaluable input to Route and Fleet planning, whilst having access to data which helps optimise working processes throughout their operation.

AI Data transforming supply chains

Allowing partially filled trailers and containers to leave the warehouse is a waste. They are a source of added cost and expense to a logistics business.

If you could record load densities and fill rates of every load and route shipment that would empower the planning office to improve load fill rates and therefore profitability.

How to increase fill rate optimisation in freight logistics

Using cameras to record and stream high quality computer vision data of every truck or shipment before departure and sending it to the planning office you have a record. .

In this way, you can provide statistics of load densities across your entire fleet, based on data from driver mobile or fixed cameras at gates.

By recording and reporting fill rates in this way you can then inform the route planning department. They will have the ability to take action and to adapt and improve planning.

This will increase average fill rates & improve route efficiency rates by approximately 5-20% in our experience. Learn about Load Quality Assurance.