Accuracy, quality and efficiency are all basic customer expectations in today’s market, no longer are they differentiators. So however efficient you may think you are, however large and sophisticated your yards or compounds may be, in order to thrive or even survive in the future world of automotive logistics, you will need to be a whole lot more than just an efficient storage and handling facility.
Adaptability, flexibility and configurability have always been ProAct’s mantra when it comes to the software solutions that support change. At the core of our solutions is the Process Digitalization Engine (PDE), a unique technology that has for years offered unparalleled levels of sophistication and agility, be that within yard management or indeed the entire factory to consumer supply chain. The PDE is about knowledge automation, the ability for complex business processes and decisions to be optimized, digitized and executed autonomously (always of course, with the ability for users to intervene) and accurately in response to and in context of real-time changes in the operational environment.
Whilst ProAct has been at the forefront of yard management solutions for many years, our technology is now really coming into its own.
Because the PDE enables the real-time, end-user configuration of unlimited, sophisticated business processes, the ability to extend and scale to the future needs describes above is inherent in our solution. One solution that can meet the predicted future demands of the industry and can also change direction at a moment’s notice when unexpected demands hit us.
ProAct’s yard management technology is already a market leader in the industry today, but our eye is most definitely on the future. That focus is reflected in the scope of and investment in our future roadmap. Ask yourself; does your yard management solution meet the demands of the market today and will it meet the demands of the market in future. If the answer is no, then ProAct can help.
Once implemented, most other solutions in the yard management space will begin to harden. Just as concrete sets, the processes, decision logic and events that were initially defined will begin to be set in stone and become difficult to change, enhance or extend. This is the complete antithesis of adaptability and flexibility.
A ProAct yard management solution deployment is based on the premise that what we implement on day one is just the start of the journey and that change, process reengineering and continuous improvement are perpetual activities that will continue over the life of the solution. What’s more, these are all configuration activities that could be under the customer’s control and not that of the software vendor.
Be it managing a global, multi-modal factory-to-dealer control tower or a network of complex multi-modal yards, the ability to integrate electronically is and will always be a key success factor. Be it traditional EDI, modern APIs and web services or connecting with future vehicle telematic data, this requires both advanced technologies that are aligned with all methods of integration and a depth of knowledge and experience proven across the industry. Integration also means facilitating collaborative platforms for those stakeholders that may not have advanced or even basic integration capabilities. ProAct has over 30 years of experience integrating to OEMs, service providers and ocean, rail and road carriers globally.