Dock Scheduler - Warehouse occupancy level widget

Updated 1 month ago by Katarzyna

Who can use this function?

This function is available to all users of the Trans.eu Platform and CargoON who purchased access to Dock Scheduler.

Learn more about the Dashboard and widgets module.

Basic information about the widget

Add the DS Warehouse occupancy level widget to check the current and forecasted warehouse occupancy for the next 3 days.

DS Warehouse occupancy level widget:

  • belongs to widgets from the Schedules category,
  • presents data collected on the basis of created bookings - both confirmed and preliminary ones,
  • presents data in real time,
  • can be added to your Dashboard more than once (maximum 9 times).

Widget navigation

The main elements of the DS Warehouse occupancy level widget are:

  1. Filters - they allow you to specify the type of data displayed. To open the filters, click on the blue arrow.

You can filter the data by category:

  • Warehouse - from the list, select the name of the specific warehouse for which you want to see data. You can also select all warehouses.
  • Dock - this option is available only after selecting a warehouse. After selecting the warehouse, you can choose a dock in this warehouse or display data for all docks in this warehouse.

  1. Information for which warehouse the data are shown. Here you can see the name of the warehouse selected in the filters or a remark: All warehouses (this is the default filter setting).
  2. Refresh option allows you to update the data displayed on the widget.
  3. Timeline - another filter allowing you to specify the days for which the data are displayed.
    Check the checkbox next to the date for which you want to know the results.
The data are presented for the current day and 2 next business days.
  1. Chart - shows the ratio of the total number of booking hours (confirmed and preliminary) to available hours.

The chart presents numerical and percentage values (100% of the time to be used in all warehouses corresponds to 120 hours).

  • The blue part of the chart (1) is the sum of confirmed bookings for the selected data range (here 66 hours, i.e. 55%).
  • The gray-blue part of the chart (2) is the sum of preliminary bookings (unconfirmed) for the selected data range (here 30 hours, i.e. 25%).
  • The yellow line shows the sum of all bookings for the selected data range (here 96 hours, i.e. 80%).
  • The gray part of the chart (4) represents the total operating time of all or selected warehouses.
It may happen that you won't see numerical and percentage data inside the chart. This will be related to the amount of space available in different parts of the chart. To see the data behind the colors, hover over a selected part of the chart. The information will appear in the tooltip.

How to analyze data

  1. To facilitate data analysis, add the widget twice (you can add the widget up to 9 times).
You can learn how to add a widget to the Dashboard in the article Widgets - basic information.
  1. In each widget, select the filters you are interested in, e.g. compare data for all warehouses on two different days:

Based on this, you can already notice that the warehouse occupancy level on the first day is higher than on the following day.

Since you can add the DS Warehouse occupancy level widget up to 9 times, you can analyze data in several configurations.

Example:

We are checking the occupancy level of the Studio Amsterdam warehouse on March 13, 2024.

In the first view, we set the filter for all docks (1), in the second for dock A (2), and in the third for dock B (3).

Most bookings (including all unconfirmed ones) were scheduled for dock A. Additionally, only 18% of the warehouse working time that day was used.

By analyzing the occupancy level of the warehouse and docks on specific days, you can:

  • better allocate bookings, using all warehouse working hours, without overloading particular docks,
  • determine how many bookings are still unconfirmed,
  • identify warehouses and docks with high occupancy and those that are not fully or at all used - on this basis you can decide to exclude such docks and increase the efficiency and profitability of the warehouse,
  • identify potential delays in the implementation of bookings more quickly,
  • plan staff work more effectively.
If you add all widgets from the Schedules category to your Dashboard, you will get a full picture of the functioning of your warehouses.


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