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What If Yard Management Systems Operated Like Video Games?

If your yard management system were like a video game, you would open the gaming window and see orders ready-to-ship, as they are located in the yard. Each stack in the yard is color-coded by filters you select. Green means ready to ship. Yellow is pending. Red represents tomorrow's orders. A click on any illustration opens the content details in a sidebar.

What If Yard Management Systems Operated Like Video Games?

Suddenly, a trailer enters the yard from the edge of the screen, identified by an RFID reader at the gate. Its status is flashing, so you know you have some maintenance to perform - a broken door hinge perhaps. You click and drag the trailer to the maintenance bay, automatically sending an order to the driver and the maintenance team, alerting each of their assigned tasks as reported by onboard sensors.

Meanwhile, a back-up at dry dock No. 4 sets off worker alerts. Nearby crew members receive the signal to clear the bottleneck. The timer in the corner of the screen shows the carrier due for pick up in 20 minutes. A click and drag re-routes the scheduled outbound order to dry dock No. 2, and everything stays on schedule.

This is the way yard management was meant to be.

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Suddenly, a trailer enters the yard from the edge of the screen, identified by an RFID reader at the gate. Its status is flashing, so you know you have some maintenance to perform - a broken door hinge perhaps. You click and drag the trailer to the maintenance bay, automatically sending an order to the driver and the maintenance team, alerting each of their assigned tasks as reported by onboard sensors.

Meanwhile, a back-up at dry dock No. 4 sets off worker alerts. Nearby crew members receive the signal to clear the bottleneck. The timer in the corner of the screen shows the carrier due for pick up in 20 minutes. A click and drag re-routes the scheduled outbound order to dry dock No. 2, and everything stays on schedule.

This is the way yard management was meant to be.

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What If Yard Management Systems Operated Like Video Games?