Imagine an application that helps to shorten the entrance-to-exit process at terminals significantly. And, at the same time, renders it more secure.
Connected Depot revolutionizes truck handling in tank storage facilities. Via the new cloud-based functionality “Online Check-in”, it simplifies and streamlines product loading in oil, gas and chemical terminals.
Connected Depot links all partakers in real time. It keeps them in the loop regarding the latest developments and lets them carry out key work steps before the truck has even arrived at the gate. This supports a seamless process from planning to execution – even in cases that involve several terminals and customers.
Integration of all supply chain participants: terminal operators, haulers, drivers, stockowners and other involved parties.
The overall process improvement of Connected Depot can help improve the logistics’ efficiency for all supply chain participants.
Our vision for the digital downstream future is an across-the-board architecture of easy-to-use web services for all supply chain processes with multiple participants. We call this concept the “Supply Chain United”. The app Connected Depot is part of this idea.
Connected Depot is easy to integrate with trip scheduling and terminal management solutions. As a result, it ensures a seamless process from planning to execution across a variety of customers and terminals. The functionality supports both web-based and mobile input by the driver. Alternatively, it can be integrated with fleet transport scheduling systems.
Connected Depot conducts all terminal specific checks before arrival, e.g.
Connected Depot allows cloud-based verification against 3rd party systems combined into one online check-in, e.g.
"The online check-in is a perfect opportunity for us to solve the typical problems that usually occur at the entrance gate in advance. For example problems with shipments, load ids, truck or driver data. This reliefs our employees on site. In addition we can shorten the time spent at the entrance gate."
Thomas Knutzen, Head of IT & Future Business
"We believe that the online check-in offers initial advantages for the tank farm. Thanks to the check-in, it gets an overview of future pick-ups in advance and is therefore able to plan its processes more efficiently and optimize them. Furthermore, the queuing times for all drivers are reduced, as the registration process has already been completed online."
Sabine Block, Contract Manager
We talked with TanQuid and TOTAL about the benefits of Connected Depot in real business. Watch the entire interviews here: