ProAct’s Yard Management Suite is unique in the software solution market in that it is probably the only solution that offers the planning and management of multiple yard and cargo types within a single seamless solution.

The suite includes three main components:

  • Yard management for Finished Vehicles
  • Yard management for Transload
  • Yard management for Cross Dock

These three components are all multi-modal and can exist as standalone solutions or work seamlessly together within a single yard or network of yards. A graphical user interface provides a visual view of each yard allowing the user to zoom in or out all the way down to a single pallet or SKU. Furthermore, the suite can deal with any type of cargo ranging from containerised freight to bulk aggregates and liquids to finished vehicles, all within a single yard.

The multi-modal capabilities mean that the solution can also manage a facility that may inbound or outbound cargo via road, an ocean or barge dock and a railhead, all within a single facility. Each component is designed to handle the specific nuances and complexities of various cargo types, be it finished vehicles, containerised freight or bulk products that may need to be stored in silos or tanks. At all times a complete inventory status and availability picture is visible across all facilities.

The wide ranging scope of the ProAct Yard Management Suite does not come at the expense of depth of functionality. Each component of the suite sets its own standard for yard management capabilities.

Key Benefits

A one-stop, multi-facility solution for multi-cargo, multi-modal yards

A sophisticated cross dock management capability, without the ‘baggage’ of a WMS

Geared to dealing with the nuisances and handling characteristics of various cargo types. (cars, containers, bulk products)

Automatic, user defined, bay allocation and cargo processing rules

Configurable road and rail load building capabilities by equipment type.

On site storage and inventory management and visibility capabilities (docks, racks, silos, tanks etc)

Sophisticated VIN level management for finished vehicles.

Truck scale integration for net movement of bulk cargo.

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Yard Management for Finished Vehicle Logistics is a member of the ProAct Yard Management suite which includes ‘Yard Management for Cross-Dock’ and ‘Yard Management for Transload’.  Finished vehicle logistics and indeed vehicle yard management is a core competency for ProAct and a market that ProAct has been involved in since the late 90’s.

Over the years ProAct has deployed yard management solutions on behalf of a number global 3PL providers. Today we consider both our yard management solution and wider finished vehicle logistics solutions to be unique and differentiating ‘best of breed’ global capabilities. The summary below only touches on the extensive scope and depth of capabilities available within this solution.

Multi-manufacturer, multi-yard, multi-modal capability

ProAct’s browser based, yard management solution supports the majority of functions needed for the complete management of one or more yards processing one or more manufacturers’ vehicles. The process typically starts with an electronic production forecast or pre-advice of expected VINs.  VINs may arrive from the production line or indeed be gated in from other plants or facilities coming via road, rail, ocean, at unit level or even containerised.  For externally arriving vehicles the yard may often be a staging or consolidation point for onward distribution.  This applies to both dedicated manufacturer yards and indeed mixing centres dealing with many manufacturers.  Furthermore, the ProAct solution can be applied to any yard type including post-production yards, port/terminal yards, VPCs or mixing centres. Equally, the functionality of yard management can be used in whole or in part for activities ranging from full blown yard management to haul away operations.

Configurable, rules based yard processes based on multiple criteria

ProAct’s yard management is based on its configurable, process execution technology which allows processes and rules to be user defined and then executed by the solution. There is virtually no limit to the extent or granularity of these processes. This means that virtually any criteria can be applied within the rule base to determine the specific processes and tasks that must take place on a particular VIN. These rules are dynamic, so that any change to the status of the vehicle (eg. Damage, dealer allocation, up fitting) might invoke a totally new process which may include moving the vehicle to a third party location for rectification or modification.

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From the ProAct solutions user community…

Downtime related to software has not been seen by our organization. We have the utmost confidence in this product to maintain our customer needs.

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I like the possibilities of the software growing with our needs as we address expanding pieces of the market.

I like the deep industry knowledge of the team that supports us, which continue to grow over time.

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