Spot and retrieve trailers in the yard with a range of resources
With thousands of trailers at various stages of activity, yards are "warehouses without walls." Lacking visibility into these walls can create lost loads, time consuming yard checks, and excessive detention charges. To avoid these problems, you need multiple viewpoints of the yard to see trailers and other yard assets in their exact locations at all times.
Fleet Management, an integrated module of RedPrairie's Transportation Management system, optimizes daily routing and scheduling of local pickup and delivery for private and dedicated fleets.
RedPrairie’s Yard Management solution extends many of the benefits derived from a warehouse management solution—such as real time control, accuracy and improved productivity into the trailer yard and docks. The solution manages trailer movement and allows gate operators to capture data from the moment trailers arrive until check out. Other capabilities include:
- Spotting - With data captured at check-in, Yard Management designates trailer parking spots and dock doors based on outstanding demand or schedules, and confirms numerous of yard activities to increase accuracy.
- Docking/Undocking - When trailers enter or leave dock doors, content and status information has changed. Clearance requests can be initiated manually, via notification from a WMS.
- Yard Locations - Several location types are modeled, including storage locations where trailers are typically parked, gate locations used to check in or out, and stage locations where shipping units undergo safety or fuel checks immediately after arriving.
- RFID Enabled - Users can track and manage trailers and other mobile assets using barcode, RFID or other Automated Identification Data Collection (AIDC) technologies. The attributes and history of each asset can be uniquely defined and the content tracked.
Managing the movement and disposition of trailers and their contents across large yards and dock facilities can be as complex as managing a distribution center. RedPrairie's Yard Management provides the comprehensive functionality to streamline yard operations, improve dock utilization, and reduce dwell times and costs.