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Loadsmart’s Opendock is First Dock Scheduling Solution to Join RedwoodConnect Platform

CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2023Loadsmart, a freight technology company, announced its cloud-based dock scheduling solution, Opendock, will be the first appointment scheduling software to join Redwood’s integration solution, RedwoodConnectTM. Opendock allows a facility to schedule appointments and manage docks in real-time to improve efficiency and reduce dwell time, and currently serves over 3,000 warehouses with 600,000+ appointments scheduled every month. 

As shippers are asked to up their game to meet rising customer expectations, many transportation leaders are looking for answers in new technologies, but the complexity and cost of integrating new solutions into existing infrastructure puts ROI in jeopardy: “Customers who have incumbent technology or legacy infrastructure often struggle with: ‘I want to buy this solution, but how do I get this product to fit into my system we use to handle shipments?” said Loadsmart's SVP Partnerships and Corporate Development. “This partnership brings Opendock to these customers in an easy and convenient way so they can more efficiently schedule and manage their docks, improving their overall logistics operations.”

Opendock & RedwoodConnect Integration

Nearly 75,000 carriers are using Opendock to schedule appointments at facilities, providing true real-time service data for inbound and outbound carriers, cutting down on costly wait times while reducing inefficient backhauls, and allowing Enterprise Shippers with multiple warehouses to benchmark their efficiency. As the first dock scheduling solution compatible with RedwoodConnect, Redwood customers who complete the integration will for the first time be able to seamlessly schedule and manage their dock operations with these carriers within their Warehouse Management System. The integration allows for the creation of an appointment on the Opendock side which is matched against the shipment reference number on the WMS side.

“We are excited to partner with Loadsmart and add another industry-leading solution to the RedwoodConnect marketplace,” said Eric Rempel, Chief Innovation Officer at Redwood Logistics. “Opendock customers now have the ability to quickly integrate appointment scheduling data into their TMS, Transportation Management System, and WMS and leverage the platform for connectivity to additional, partners and vendors.”  

While every WMS requires a custom integration, commonalities in code have allowed the team of in-house engineers who support the platform to reduce the time of building these integrations from years to months and does so for a fixed fee.

About Loadsmart

Transforming the future of freight, Loadsmart leverages technology and logistics data to build efficiency around how freight is priced, booked and shipped. Pairing comprehensive logistics technology with deep-seated freight industry expertise, Loadsmart fuels business growth, simplifies operations and increases efficiency for carriers and shippers alike. For more information, please visit: https://loadsmart.com/. Move more with less.

About Redwood

Redwood Logistics, a leading logistics platform company headquartered in Chicago, has provided solutions for moving and managing freight for more than 21 years. The company’s diverse portfolio includes digital freight brokerage, flexible freight management and innovative platform services all wrapped into a revolutionary logistics and technology delivery model — Logistics Platform as a Service (LPaaS). LPaaS utilizes an open platform for digital logistics that empowers shippers to seamlessly mix-and-match partners, technologies and solutions into their own unique digital supply chain fingerprint. Redwood connects a wide range of customers to the power of supply chain management, technology and the industry’s brightest minds. For more information, visit www.redwoodlogistics.com.

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