Dispatching requires the intermodal operator to know increasingly in real time the free capacities ( Kilogram / TEU ). The more trains are operated in different relations (or even several trains per day), the more challenging it is to maintain an overview. Dispatchers have at a glance all trains as well as their planned and actual capacity utilization in the operators’ own TMS systems.
The challenge with the Cockpit module was to reconcile these operational processes with the commercial interests of the operator. The intermodal products sold online had to be presented in such a way that only those can be booked that the dispatcher considers marketable based on his experience of the current situation.
Capacities can be adjusted directly to respond even faster to changes in the overall system. Real-time distribution from the responsible dispatcher – intermodal distribution cannot provide more commitment.
FAQ "Cockpit, IMSLOT Modules"
The bases of the calculation are subject to the scientific criteria. Here, DIN 16258: 2011 is a guideline for calculation and evaluation.
Yes, IMSLOT is being used productively by a steadily growing number of very well-known representatives of the intermodal transport industry. Due to the complex tasks in the transport sector, we grow consciously step by step and always with our partners and clients. In addition, IMSLOT modules are also used in research projects.
The time required depends on whether a requirement has to be conceptually rewritten or whether we can already refer to a development at 4PL Intermodal.
It took us 4 weeks from the development to the integration of a module in the shortest possible time. This includes the conception as well as the test operation including LIVE gear.
In principle, we have had good experiences when we contribute to companies with iterative methods and successive implementation processes. This can mean up to 12 months of effort for those involved.
IMSLOT modules are basically developed according to the needs of the IMSLOT customers and their users. The focus is on universal use for all IMSLOT customers. If this is an individual and exclusive requirement, this will also be taken into account. We are at your disposal for feature requests or suggestions.