BETTER RESOURCE PLANNING
BETTER LABOR MANAGEMENT
The automation of many tasks can result in significant improvement of worker productivity throughout the yard, enabling the same staff to handle an increase in volume in the yard – without affecting service levels. For example, at the guardhouse, the reduction in paperwork enables guards to handle more transactions. When a yard dog is outfitted with a mobile RFID reader, a worker can take a complete inventory in a typical warehouse yard that is approximately 350k to 500k square feet in just twenty minutes – a task that can often take up to half a day. And instead of searching for the right trailer, workers on yard dogs are now provided with the exact location of the right trailer – and a quick scan of the RFID tag with a handheld or vehicle mount mobile computer provides a valuable double check to ensure the trailer is correct.