March 3, 2014
Facility managers and warehouse executives are facing unique challenges as logistics continue to become more complex worldwide. While many of the issues and costs associated with moving materials and products are out of your control, 4SIGHT Yard and Dock Management System can help increase operational and logistics efficiency by optimizing yard, dock and warehouse processes.
Designed to eliminate the common and most often costly logistics problems around the yard and loading dock, 4SIGHT uses real time, physical data to assist facilities in efficiently managing operations such as loading dock visibility, live and staged trailer coordination and turn time management. The system integrates yard and dock equipment with intelligent software to monitor, communicate and manage statuses helping companies avoid costly detention charges, product spoilage costs, employee accidents and much more.
Start Beyond the Dock. 4SIGHT utilizes the latest in RFID and various sensor technologies as well as GPS tracking so every trailer movement is recorded. This increased visibility and monitoring creates real-time performance reports, with the ability to reduce yard check times by 90% and reduce yard labor and equipment resources by up to 30% in many cases. Percentages that can certainly help reduce some of the headaches and costs associated with managing your yard operations.
Use Tools to Control the Variables You Can. Seeking a better option for managing third party drivers? 4SIGHT provides a single interface that captures all dock status while a variety of types of paging devices can be provided to drivers to make trailer movements more timely and efficient. This increase in efficiency on the dock has the potential for customers to realize a positive dock utilization increase of 20 % or more in some applications.
Run at Full Potential. Receiving real time loading dock status updates from a single interface can reduce labor hours and increase dock utilization. And in response to the increased productivity, 4SIGHT can even eliminate unnecessary service through scheduled maintenance based on actual equipment usage. These updates can also help reduce energy costs by guaranteeing dock doors are closed when not in use through a network of sensors installed in the doors, vehicle restraints and dock levelers.
Don’t Settle for Cookie Cutter Applications. Whether your goal is reducing labor hours, knowing where your trailers are at all times or minimizing on-site driver time, 4SIGHT Yard and Dock Management System can help you realize savings and impact your bottom line in as little as 12 months.
Track, Measure, Change, Repeat. 4SIGHT does more than simply provide raw data to the decision makers. It provides detailed reports based on an almost unlimited set of parameters such as carrier arrival and departure times, loading and unloading times and even labor hours. These reports provide you with the information you need to make important decisions that can affect the productivity and ultimately the profitability of your entire operation.
4IGHT will help take your operation to the next level by optimizing your yard, loading dock and warehouse logistics and integrating them with intelligent software to monitor, communicate and manage tasks and trailer movements. From the moment a trailer enters your yard to the time it leaves, you’ll know exactly where it is, what’s on it, where it needs to be and how to get it there as quickly as possible. That’s the definition of efficiency.