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Yard Director YMS 

Yard Management System


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Yard Director Yard Management System (Yard Director YMS)

RACO Industries Yard Director YMS Yard Management System is a web-based mobile application designed to provide control, compliance, asset visibility and efficiency for your trucking yard through real-time tracking and reporting on vehicle locations and contents. Through real-time tracking and reporting by mobile scanners and a web based application, your security, driver and yard management staff can to locate and track critical information about each vehicle that enters one of your facilities.

Role Based Application
Yard Director YMS is designed to support:

  • Security
  • Drivers
  • Distribution Center
  • Receiving Center
  • System Administrator

Homeland Security and USDA Compliance for Truck and Container Seals
Anticipates future USDA and Federal Department of Homeland Security Guidelines for Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Safety and Security Guidelines for the Transportation of Meat, Poultry and Egg productsYard Director to track trucks and inventory with optional RFID and bar codes on your tags

  • Apply and track seals on all containers and truck
  • Maintain a seal log
  • Verify seal numbers and the integrity of seals throughout the supply chain

Real Time Alerts
Yard Director YMS supports SMTP email alerts triggered when user defined thresholds are crossed configured by web based administrative console. For example, if the temperature of a refrigerated trailer goes above 32 degrees, Yard Director YMS will send an email alert to users whose user profiles indicate they should receive that alert.

Yard Director YMS currently supports the following alert types:

  • Fuel level alertsMHIA - Material Handling Industry of America Member
  • Temperature alerts
  • Detention alerts
  • Maintenance alerts
  • Real Time Alerts
  • Seal Check

Your on-site administrators can configure the alert thresholds through the web based administration console in Yard Director YMS and new alert types custom tailored to your unique business can be easily added.

Mobile Security Functions
Security logs all plant ingress and egress with wireless hand-held scanners, and optionally generates a bar coded tag (using a wireless printer) for each vehicle, which can be used to speed and simplify vehicle identification.Need a Wireless Data Plan?

  • Check in/Check Out/Re-check in
  • Trailer Check (temperature, fuel, seal)
  • Maintenance
  • Lot check/Location check
  • Off site move/Return to site
  • Inventory
  • Vehicle history
  • Edit vehicle information/or Reprint Information
  • Find vehicle by visit type, carrier, vehicle type, location, vehicle number, license plate or bar code scan

Mobile Driver Functions

  • Trailer Check (temperature, fuel, seal)
  • Maintenance (mileage, hours)
  • Lot Check/Location Check
  • Vehicle history
  • Edit vehicle information/Reprint vehicle bar code tag
  • Find vehicle by visit type, carrier, vehicle type, location, vehicle number, license plate or bar code scan

Yard Director Temperature Check and Find Vehicle Device Screen

Distribution Center FunctionsSymbol MC70 using Yard Management System Software

  • Find vehicle by visit type, carrier, vehicle type, location, vehicle number, license plate
  • Recent Check Ins infobox
  • Detention infobox
  • View vehicle history
  • Link vehicle to shipments
  • Edit vehicle information
  • Admin check out
  • Schedule vehicle for docks
  • View various management reports:
    • Empty trailers
    • Vehicle maintenance
    • Dock availability
    • Perishable contents
    • Lot report
    • User activity

Receiving Center Functions

  • Find vehicle by visit type, carrier, vehicle type, location, vehicle number, license plate
  • Recent Check Ins infobox
  • Detention infobox
  • Perishable loads infobox
  • View vehicle history
  • Link vehicle to shipments
  • Edit vehicle information
  • Admin check out
  • Schedule vehicle for docks
  • View various management reports:
    • Empty trailers
    • Vehicle maintenance
    • Dock availability
    • Perishable contents
    • Lot report
    • User activity

 

Administration Functions
Using Yard Director YMS's easy to use, web-based configuration tools and training, your on-site administrator can easily manage Yard Director YMS data types and events:

  • Facilities
  • Locations
  • Location types
  • Vehicle types
  • Visit types
  • Event types
  • Event details
  • Carriers
  • Users
  • User roles
  • Load types (contents)
  • Fuel levels
  • Load levels
  • Shipments
  • Printers
  • System parameters
    • Archive threshold
    • Alert thresholds

 

Reporting and Critical Information Tracking

  • Check in date and time
  • Carrier
  • Location and facility
  • Contents (including temperature, fuel level and seal)
  • Event history with date/time and user stamp
  • Dock schedule
  • Check out
  • Vehicle history archive
  • Easy integration with back office systems
  • Email alerts including: temperature fuel, detention and maintenance alerts
  • Fully web-based application built on Microsoft ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Support industry standard bar code formats and RFID
  • Web-based system administration
  • Can run on any hand-helds or PC that support Internet Explorer
  • Supports both 802.11 a/b/g and GPRS wireless infrastructure
  • World class documentation, training and support
  • Anticipates future DHS and FDA regulations and provides a mechanism for compliance with these regulations
  • Is Sarbanes-Oxley compliant: users must change their passwords regularly and all transactions are date/time and user stamped

Training
World class hands-on training is available for Yard Director: On-site and/or over the Internet

Technical Specifications
Yard Director YMS was designed from the ground up to be simple, modular, extensible web based application to reduce long-term administrative costs and ensure flexibility in the choice of hardware platforms. It's easy and inexpensive to customize to your specific business processes and it can be up and running in your plant in days, not weeks!

Yard Director YMS is built with the following industry leading technology:

  • Windows 2000 or 2003 Server
  • Microsoft IIS 5/6
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or 2005
  • Internet Explorer 5.x or above
  • Supports XML and web services
  • Any device that can run MS Internet Explorer can run Yard Director YMS!
  • Yard Director YMS can run in your environment, or hosted in ours
  • Integrates easily with Crystal Reports for ad-hoc reporting capabilities
  • Supports WWAN iDen/GPRS/EDGE or WLAN WiFi

Yard Director Supports WWAN iDEN/GPRS/Edge or WLAN WiFi

Contact RACO Industries for all of your Yard Management System needs! Whether it is Yard Director YMS software, hardware and more, you can count on RACO. We back up our leading manufacturer products and software with award winning customer service. Remember RACO for all of your other barcode, data collection, software and supply needs.

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