can provide a Yard Planning System (YPS) to operate as
an add-on to any existing Cargo Terminal System.
Our yard planning solutions optimize the stowage, loading,
and discharge efficiencies of any yard by making the most
effective use of the minimum amount of resources. These
solutions involve using advanced capabilities to achieve
both preplanning and allocation of randomly arriving cargo.
Key to our system is our concept of the Slot - the area
that defines the footprint of any cargo item on the yard
surface or warehouse floor. Each footprint, or slot, has
a definition which includes: cargo dimensions, number
of cargo items (if any) in the stack; cargo description;
and various status categories (DAGO, Reefer, etc.). You
can manage slots for marine cargo of any size or type.
Our systems include two-dimensional maps of the yard
area, three-dimensional representations of any fixed
warehouse structures, and maps of fixed internal arrangement
inside the warehouses. Unique use cases are identified
and agreed upon with each yard customer; for example:
a container yard's operations might be categorized under
three headings: Slot Planning, Slot Management, and
Report Production use cases.
Slot definitions and locations need to be created and
changed within the yard, so YPS has to be able to define
and change any slot at any usable location within the
yard. Part of this process is defining transport lanes
and grouping slots into areas for specific purposes.
Yard operations personnel need reports in order to
work efficiently; they also need to be able to receive
instructions regarding loading, unloading, and storage
- including slot, stack position, DAGO, etc. YPS includes
a complete and flexible system of reports, with formats
custom-tailored to your requirements.