Yard Hound visibility suite just may be a DC's best friend
PINC Solutions' Yard Hound Product Suite enables shippers to monitor trailers inside their customers’ yards via RFID.
PINC Solutions' Yard Hound Product Suite enables shippers to monitor trailers inside their customers’ yards via RFID, reducing wait time in unloading, allowing temperature monitoring of refrigerated units, and adding to the overall efficiency and performance of fleets.
PINC Solutions Director of Business Development Farshid Arman says the vendor's Web-enabled locating system, called Yard Hound, offers 24/7 online yard-management reports.
Using the Carrier View Option, third-party logistics (3PL) providers can make dock appointments, set alerts on trailer status, and gain greater visibility of their assets at customer sites.
“It’s a win-win for both parties: the distribution centers (DC) and the 3PLs,” says Farshid Arman, PINC director of business development. “Using Yard Hound, the DCs get visibility to where things are, and the 3PLs get the benefit of improved performance. The Web-enabled application allows everyone to view the information on their equipment without [phone or fax communication].”
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey