New service: SLOT informs about current COVID-19 measures
- Using the cloud-based solution from the Freiburg-based system, ramp operators can inform their logistics service providers about currently applicable access restrictions.
- Application provides a selection of communication options.
(Freiburg i.Br., 17 December 2021) Whether 3G, 2G, mandatory masks or completely different regulations: During the corona pandemic, in which rules are constantly changing, the cloud-based SLOT time slot management system from Cargoclix now offers ramp operators the opportunity to inform their logistics service providers and truck drivers about the latest corona regulations at the respective location. Several options are available in the system for this purpose.
Via the so-called message carousel, current notices such as “It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask on our entire site” can be entered directly into the user’s schedule. The white font moves from right to left similar to a news ticker and is thus conspicuous.
In addition, users can insert notices directly into the booking windows or have them appear as a final step in the actual time slot booking. Here, users are asked to actively confirm that they have read the notice. Only then a time slot booking can be completed successfully.
“Since there are very different regulations depending on the location and federal state under which conditions a company’s premises may be entered at all, we as a software provider would like to make our contribution to simplifying the flow of information in the logistics chain,” emphasises Prof. Dr. Victor Meier, consulting partner at Cargoclix. “By using our system, ramp operators can ensure free of charge that the necessary information reaches the logistics service providers immediately,” he continues.
In recent months, the Corona pandemic and the associated growing need for stably organised supply chains had brought Cargoclix a significant increase in SLOT users. From the start of the pandemic in February 2020 to November 2021, the number of users increased by more than 53 per cent and recently passed the 100,000 mark.
Cargoclix is a neutral internet marketplace for the electronic tendering of transports 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 road, rail, air freight, sea and inland waterway transport, courier express parcel services and logistics services such as warehousing. With over 28,000 registered members from industry, trade and freight forwarding, TENDER is one of the leading international tender platforms for transport and logistics.
The central product of the time slot management business unit is the modularly adaptable software “Cargoclix SLOT” for optimising processes at the ramp. With more than 100,000 members, SLOT is one of the most widely used time slot management systems.
Cargoclix is a brand of Dr. Meier & Schmidt GmbH. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Freiburg i.Br. www.cargoclix.com