4SIGHT helps facilities capitalize on productivity using real-time data
Yard and Dock Management System integrates intelligent software with simple interface, uniting gaps between industrial warehousing, transportation
4SIGHT Yard and Dock Management System takes your operation to the next level by integrating your facility with intelligent software to monitor, schedule, and communicate trailer movement, load assignment, and loading dock status in a simple, easy-to-use interface.
4SIGHT 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. The robust event-management capabilities and alert notifications reportedly help reduce the labor associated with moving and managing yard assets.
The 4SIGHT solution 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 the utilization of trailers, dock doors, equipment status, switchers, etc.
In addition to its productivity tools, 4SIGHT also allows facilities to maintain their 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 includes a value-added benefit of increased security around the loading dock area, incorporating security cameras and built-in sensors to identify unauthorized dock door or trailer movement.
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