PINC Solutions Announces an Expanded Portfolio of Yard Hound(tm) Products Tailored to Address the Needs of DC Yards of All Sizes
Released on: March 10, 2008, 2:30 pm
Press Release Author: PINC Solutions
Industry: Transportation & Logistics
Press Release Summary: Cost-effective, real-time-location-system (RTLS) enabled yard visibility and management solutions designed to scale with the challenges of businesses today and tomorrow
Press Release Body: BERKELEY, CA, March 10, 2008 - PINC Solutions, the leader in cost-effective real-time asset visibility technology, announces the latest expansion of Yard HoundT products, a growing portfolio of RTLS-enabled yard visibility and management systems for distribution logistics. Designed with a scalable architecture requiring minimal capital investment in infrastructure, Yard HoundT can be deployed to address the mission-critical challenges first, and expanded later in line with the needs of customers'. The Yard HoundT family of products includes:
Yard HoundT Guard: Monitors trailer traffic through the gate in real-time, and keeps track of which trailers are in the yard and their age. For fleet trailers that have permanent tags attached, Yard HoundT Guard enables automation of the check-in and check-out processes and increases gate throughput.
Yard HoundT Locator: Tracks the location of the mobile asset in the yard in real-time. Live information about trailer and yard truck movement and status are collected continuously, and performance analysis such as yard truck and lane utilization can be generated automatically based on custom metrics. Designed to work with traditional YMS/WMS or other legacy/proprietary logistics management software, Yard HoundT Locator can be integrated seamlessly to provide real-time data needed for enterprise applications to make optimized decisions.
Yard HoundT Director: Presents all the real-time information available from Yard HoundT Locator through PINC's own intuitive web-based user interface. With the in-cab touch-screen monitor option, it also allows two-way communication between the yard managers and the yard truck drivers for sending and confirming the receipt of trailer move tasks. Leveraging real-time visibility data and sharing them with the yard truck drivers, the system provides maximum flexibility and all the tools necessary for effective yard management.
In addition, several optional components are available to extend system features such as temperature monitoring of refrigerated trailers. PINC also offers hosted service with round-the-clock technical support to further minimize the burden on customers' IT resources.
Built on an innovative combination of advanced sensor and passive RFID technologies as the RTLS platform, PINC\'s products represent a paradigm shift in mobile asset management through real-time asset visibility. PINC's top-tier clients include Fortune-500 world leaders in transportation, manufacturing and retail. Named by Food Logistics among the top-100 technology and service providers based on proven track record and expertise in serving the food industry, PINC has deployments at multiple customer sites within the food supply chain as well as other industry verticals. These systems have already proven their value through immediate efficiency improvements in customers' daily operations. Additional features of Yard HoundT such as automated custom alerts and performance reports provide further benefits through increased productivity, reduced surcharges and insurance premiums, and enhanced customer service. The resulting improvements in economics typically generate a positive ROI for customers in less than a year.
About PINC Solutions PINC is a privately held company headquartered in Berkeley, California. Its real time asset management solution, Yard HoundT, is deployed at industry-leading customers in manufacturing, retail and transportation sectors throughout North America. PINC has pioneered the development of RTLS products using passive RFID, MEMS and other low-cost sensors to determine the item position, eliminating the need for heavy capital investment in the infrastructure. The Yard HoundT suite of products is designed with a scalable architecture for businesses of any size, and is expandable with modular components as customers' needs grow. For more information about PINC Solutions and the Yard HoundT Product Suite, please visit www.pincsolutions.com
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