Penske Logistics Selects Fluensee RFID Yard Management System

Aug. 31, 2009
Penske Logistics will use radio-frequency identification (RFID) enabled asset management systems for real time visibility and management of its trailers and yard assets

Penske Logistics will implement the Fluensee Yard solution with a combination of passive radio frequency identification (RFID) and global positioning systems (GPS) technologies at its Garland, Texas facility. The combination of RFID and GPS will provide Penske with real-time updates on the location, status and condition of company trucks and trailers, says Fluensee.

Yard management solutions help reduce inbound and outbound trailer bottlenecks and allow companies to build effective yard plans, enhance their operating procedures and streamline their operations, Fluensee continued. Fluensee Yard combines RFID and GPS technologies with advanced business rules and processes to automate workflow and events across yard operations. The system uses these automatic identification technologies to capture trailer information and automate the process of identifying and locating equipment within the yard and providing an on-demand, real-time inventory of all yard assets

Penske will also be able to dynamically assign trailers to dock doors, quickly assign yard employees to new tasks based upon changing conditions, and provide robust event management and alerting capabilities, to help drive efficiencies in a distribution or shipping environment.

"We chose Fluensee Yard for several reasons: the solution's ability to simultaneously use RFID, GPS, and cellular technologies allows it to be easily deployed to multiple locations without a significant investment in infrastructure, and its very comprehensive functionality supports our yard operations," said Penske's Chuck Papa, vice president of strategic value.

Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing, with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

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