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RedPrairie Corp. has integrated radio-frequency identification (RFID) into its yard-management software, part of the vendor's warehouse-management system (WMS) offering. The enhancement gives customers additional visibility and control over yard operations and asset management, RedPrairie said. They can use the area-awareness properties of RFID to track trailers from gate check-in through checkout. RFID technology allows for the reading of all tags within a given area, easing the process of locating trailers and verifying movements. With the new release of WMS Yard, RFID readers at gates read passive RFID tags on trailers as they enter or leave the yard. Fixed zone readers or mobile readers can be used to locate trailers within the yard, confirm movements and support yard audits. Built-in event-management capabilities alert managers and initiate resolution of exceptions uncovered by the RFID readers. The RFID enablement of yard management is contained in RedPrairie's latest release of its Warehouse Management application.
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