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Scheduling API for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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Most businesses think of scheduling like the Spurwing API as more of a calendar management solution than anything else, and it’s easy to understand why.

Right out of the box, the Spurwing API is definitely designed to help streamline calendar management, optimize appointment scheduling, and generally overhaul and improve the overall calendar workflow of businesses large and small.

At the same time, though, calendar management barely begins to scratch the surface of everything that the Spurwing API is capable of.

Spurwing API - So Much More Than Just Calendar Management

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In fact, there are a lot of businesses using this API to manage their logistics, to schedule their supply chain, and to optimize parts of their business that have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with traditional calendar appointments or calendar events.

These businesses have creatively tied these tools into their infrastructure, building workflows, processes, and systems that are well-timed and synchronized using the backbone of the Spurwing API to make that possible.

Let’s take a little deeper into the ins and outs of how this platform is being used right now!

Smarter Logistics with the Spurwing API

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Logistical scheduling is a huge piece of the puzzle for optimizing your business these days, especially with the globalization of our business environment worldwide.

Smart business owners and managers understand the value in being able to plan specific days and specific times to move different things through their logistical supply chain or their pipeline.

Timing things correctly – and certainly making sure that there’s a lot less friction between these movements – can often be the difference between turning a profit and taking devastating losses.

Better Understand How Your Business Operates (And Where You Can Optimize Your Logistics)

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Thanks to the flexibility of the Spurwing API, scheduling is no longer “porting concrete” but instead more highly adaptive to the realities of your day-to-day business operations.

Forward Scheduling (basically knocking out each stage of your logistical chain whenever the time and resources become available) provides a much more “real world” schedule for your logistics to proceed through.

This better helps you understand how your business operates, where your weak points are, and how things can be optimized moving forward.

Improved Risk Management

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On top of that, with the help of the Spurwing API you’ll be able to see the hard data that shows you exactly how long each and every individual step in your logistical chain takes (on average).

You can use this to optimize things for sure, but you can also use this information when you want to scale rapidly.

You’ll know where you need to focus your resources, which parts of your chain are going to be stressed most during these scale ups, and can redirect your energy and attention to these areas as necessary.

At the same time, when you need to scale back (should demand decrease suddenly) you’ll be able to do so quickly and responsibly when armed with this information, too.

Better Time Stock Resupplies

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The most well optimized logistical chains are always moving at a “Goldilocks pace” – having things arrive at exactly the right time, never too early and never too late to keep things rocking and rolling.

With logistical scheduling tools, you’re able to recognize how demand shifts for different products in real time and can adjust the rest of your logistical chain to account for that change without causing a five car pileup in your backend, too.

Proper scheduling keeps things moving like a Swiss watch, guaranteeing that everyone is on the same page on the next resupply comes through but also preparing for follow-on resupplies as well.

Plan Your Future Without Playing Catch Up

At the end of the day, though, the real advantage to using something like the Spurwing API is having the ability to work on your business rather than in your business – planning your future moves without having to play catch up all the time.

Your scheduling becomes more efficient which means your management team will become more efficient, and that’s going to have follow-on effects throughout the rest of your business that boost productivity, eliminate stress, and contribute big time to your bottom line, too!

For more information about how Spurwing works, or for a live demo, reach out today!

Website: https://www.spurwing.io/
Blog: https://dev.to/spurwing
Marketplace: https://github.com/Spurwing

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