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NewPage Corporation houses a total of seven facilities in the Central Wisconsin region. Implementation of a Dock Appointment Program, which requires carriers to adhere to a prescheduled loading appointment time, will allow NewPage to level out its preloading and liveloading volume throughout the day, thus mitigating the spikes that occur in liveloading and preloading volumes. Having a scheduled dock appointment will allow NewPage mill and logistics personnel to produce, plan, stage and load against a prescheduled driver arrival time, thus increasing efficiency in all of these processes. In addition, required dock appointments will eliminate bottlenecks and drastically decrease driver wait times, therefore directly decreasing the costs assessed against NewPage for driver detention, layover charges and expedited freight charges.
Duncan, Adrian, "Dock Appointments Program & Loading Efficiency Executive Summary" (2014). Master of Science in Logistics & Supply Chain Management Capstone Executive Summaries. Book 1.