Dropboard is a web based, multi-user planning and scheduling platform that empowers the planner in making better informed decisions. Dropboard supports ports in gaining a better market position by increasing customer satisfaction.
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Dropboard allows us to see what is currently going on, what’s coming - we have live data that shows what is happening during our shift. Dropboard turned our planning easier, more dynamic and with less margin for errors."
Improve customer satisfaction
Waiting time and predictability are key drivers of customer satisfaction. Dropboard uses Smart Scheduling technology, which helps planners in reducing waiting times and berth occupancy. The technology is able to suggest the best berth and it predicts when the next ship can moor, reducing unnecessary waiting times.
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Fast & intuitive design
Dropboard is designed together with a pilot user group to be fast & easy to use. It provides the right information at the right time to the user to facilitate quick decision making, without having to search for data.
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Smart Scheduling technology is the intelligent core of Dropboard. Our technology has been tested in multiple "human vs. machine" case studies and supports users in quickly finding the best solution in a complex puzzle. Smart Scheduling takes all restrictions into account, such as vessel type, products, berth details, LOA, pilot, tugs, access channels, etc.
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Never miss a restriction or a rule. The intelligent planboard reminds users when a resource allocation might be restricted. Rules are dynamic and are shown in real-time when dragging arrival windows to alternative berths.
Dropboard helps planners and schedulers to focus on what's really important.
In the complex environment of a port, it can be difficult to understand the full impact of a change to plan. Dropboard provides direct and real-time feedback to changes to plan, even when dragging a nomination over the planboard. In case constraints are violated direct feedback is presented to the user for quick problem solving.
Real multi-user environment
Users are able to work on the same plan at the same time. Changes to the operational plan made by other users are shown in real-time to all users. Version management and errors caused by working in different files are a thing of the past.
Dropboard does not require a long and exhausting IT project. The platform can be accessed from our secure servers (or even your own) and our API enables easy connectivity to other systems, such as PMIS, TMS or ERP.
Stakeholders demand transparency and real-time access to their operations. Dropboard includes a stakeholder portal where (selected) information is shown to stakeholders. Depending on user rights, stakeholders can even create nominations that are automatically sent to the planner.