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OPENMATICS

Yard Management Success Story

Major system logistics operator gains transparency using OPENMATICS Asset Tracking for Yard Management. OPENMATICS provided a customised solution to combat inefficient yard management, accurately track vehicle loading/unloading times and significantly reduce errors for one of the world market leaders in system logistics.

Major system logistics operator gains transparency using OPENMATICS Asset Tracking for Yard Management. OPENMATICS provided a customised solution to combat inefficient yard management, accurately track vehicle loading/unloading times and significantly reduce errors for one of the world market leaders in system logistics.

OUR CLIENT: A WORLD MARKET LEADER IN SYSTEM LOGISTICS

A major player in the European Logistics, Air & Sea Logistics and Food Logistics business segments, providing transport, warehousing and value-added services.

CHALLENGES FACED

  • Client could not monitor total truck time inside the logistics area
  • Lack of transparency for the yard loading and unloading chain
  • No clear ‘time loop’
  • No time tracking at gates
  • High levels of manual errors
  • Losses of valuable assets from the logistics area

OUR CLIENT: A WORLD MARKET LEADER IN SYSTEM LOGISTICS

A major player in the European Logistics, Air & Sea Logistics and Food Logistics business segments, providing transport, warehousing and value-added services.

CHALLENGES FACED

  • Client could not monitor total truck time inside the logistics area
  • Lack of transparency for the yard loading and unloading chain
  • No clear ‘time loop’
  • No time tracking at gates
  • High levels of manual errors
  • Losses of valuable assets from the logistics area

OPTIMISATION OF INTERNAL PROCESSES WITH CUSTOMISED YARD MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

We developed a customised solution for this yard management problem using TAG to TAG communication: all the same OPENMATICS asset tracking features while requiring much fewer TAG Finders.

Our client could now:

  • Monitor which trucks were in the logistics area at a given time and how much time each one spent there
  • See the location, current status and history of each trailer
  • Monitor external logistics, tracking trucks and trailers in transit
  • Gather information on the actual occupancy of loading bays to minimise necessary manual checks of trailers and other assets in the depot

The net result of these changes: significant costs savings and a marked reduction in errors. Our client now benefits from a transparent loading and unloading chain, feedback on the organisation of intra logistics and far-reaching optimisation of inside processes.

OPTIMISATION OF INTERNAL PROCESSES WITH CUSTOMISED YARD MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

We developed a customised solution for this yard management problem using TAG to TAG communication: all the same OPENMATICS asset tracking features while requiring much fewer TAG Finders.

Our client could now:

  • Monitor which trucks were in the logistics area at a given time and how much time each one spent there
  • See the location, current status and history of each trailer
  • Monitor external logistics, tracking trucks and trailers in transit
  • Gather information on the actual occupancy of loading bays to minimise necessary manual checks of trailers and other assets in the depot

The net result of these changes: significant costs savings and a marked reduction in errors. Our client now benefits from a transparent loading and unloading chain, feedback on the organisation of intra logistics and far-reaching optimisation of inside processes.

Customised Solution

The OPENMATICS asset tracking solution was modified according to our customer's needs and its own logistics system using the deTAGtive logistics Portal and app for TAG management, TAG 1, TAG 4 (power supplied TAG), TAG Finder OUT and the Bach onboard unit.

WHY THE OPENMATICS SOLUTION?

The infrastructure of our solution for this market-leading business was both less complex and less expensive than an equivalent RFID system. Our client is looking to equip more of its many logistics hubs with this solution due to the success of this project, continuing to enhance company-wide logistics efficiency.

Customised Solution

The OPENMATICS asset tracking solution was modified according to our customer's needs and its own logistics system using the deTAGtive logistics Portal and app for TAG management, TAG 1, TAG 4 (power supplied TAG), TAG Finder OUT and the Bach onboard unit.

WHY THE OPENMATICS SOLUTION?

The infrastructure of our solution for this market-leading business was both less complex and less expensive than an equivalent RFID system. Our client is looking to equip more of its many logistics hubs with this solution due to the success of this project, continuing to enhance company-wide logistics efficiency.