4SIGHT employs real-time data
to monitor loading-area logistics
Dec 28, 2010 11:35 AM
4SIGHT yard and dock management system integrates a facility with intelligent software to monitor, schedule, and communicate trailer movement, load assignment, and loading dock status in an easy-to-use interface.
This system bridges the gap between warehousing and transportation, thereby alleviating common logistics problems. This system combines RFID, GPS, and sensor technologies to provide companies with real-time yard and loading dock visibility, enabling them to improve trailer coordination and turn time management. Event management capabilities and alert notifications help reduce labor associated with moving and managing yard assets.
4SIGHT offers full automation, visibility, and optimization from the time a vehicle approaches the inbound gate, throughout dock activity and trailer movement around the yard, to the time a vehicle leaves through the outbound gate. Components of 4SIGHT include:
•Graphic Interface of the yard and loading dock provides color-coded, exact location mapping and activity display.
•Gate Management provides visibility of inbound and outbound equipment.
•Load Assignment and Dock Door Scheduling allows managers to assign loads to specific trailers and optimize dock door usage.
•Productivity and Activity Reports provide data on utilization of trailers, dock doors, and switchers, as well as equipment status.
The system allows facilities to maintain loading dock equipment based on actual usage as opposed to a traditional time-based maintenance schedule. Dock usage data is collected and displayed, and the system automatically identifies loading docks that reach a usage threshold. Once the threshold has been reached, an automated email will be sent to service providers and maintenance managers, and affected doors can be locked out for maintenance. 4SIGHT also incorporates security cameras and built-in sensors to identify unauthorized dock door or trailer movement.
4SIGHT is the latest offering from 4Front Engineered Solutions, a manufacturer of branded truck and rail loading dock equipment. Visit www.4FrontES.com for more details.
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