Slot OptimizerIMSLOT Modules
Intermodal services are subject to many external influences.
The utilization of trains, e.g. in the seaport, depends on the punctuality of a seagoing vessel. If this comes too late, the planned slots often have to be filled elsewhere. A high utilization of the expensive assets is the basis of a successful intermodal provider.
The better the actual utilization can be determined in advance, the more successfully the overall system can be controlled and, for example, train circulations can be optimized. This can also benefit the environment.
The Slot Optimizer continuously validates any relation according to specified parameters. For example, new trends are determined every hour and shown to customers as required.
With knowledge of the load variances in relation to the complex network activities, optimizations can be systematically identified and reflected in the company. The Asset Optimizer also supports this through external sources such as the Vessel Tracker and the CF Illustrator. The information required for the overall picture is highly informative and improves the products.
FAQ "Slot Optimizer"
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.