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Yard and Dock Management

Dec. 16, 2010
4Front Engineered Solutions offers the 4SIGHT yard and dock management system. It 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 the labor associated with moving and managing yard assets.

4SIGHT offers full visibility 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. Features include a graphic interface to the yard and loading dock via color-coded, exact location mapping and activity display. Gate management provides visibility of inbound and outbound equipment, and 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 the utilization of trailers, dock doors, equipment status, switchers, etc.

Facilities can maintain their loading dock equipment based on actual usage as opposed to a traditional time-based maintenance schedule. Dock usage data are 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.

For extra security, cameras and built-in sensors identify unauthorized dock door or trailer movement.

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