Yard management and yard automation Heading for more efficiency
Yard management, plant logistics, or dispatch automation solutions - the OAS AG combines experience gained over decades with profound process know-how, all aiming at optimisation of industrial processes beyond industrial borders.
In addition to analysis, planning, and control services, our range of products also includes software applications and self-service logistic terminals, which provide for an optimum flow of materials and goods transported by lorry, train, or sea.
The driver uses the logistic terminal to log in the plant logistics system. This considerably reduces the workload of own personnel. Moreover, language barriers are overcome and a connection to the business transaction is established (e.g. barcode brought along on the order document or a mobile device). Anyone involved in the plant will be informed automatically about the login and can act accordingly.
Die Anmeldung erfolgt selbständig über ein Logistic Terminal – so ist ein Betrieb von 24 Stunden am Tag, 7 Tage die Woche, möglich – ohne zusätzliches Personal.
The user interfaces are available in several languages represented to the driver by national flags icons s/he can select.
Dialogues are adjusted individually to the requirements of the operating company. Pictures and graphics, e.g. safety instructions, are developed and delivered by the operating party and automatically implemented in the screen menus before start-up. The driver is guided safely through the system by single-step operation.
The driver gets an identifier (circulation slip with barcode, ident card, pager) to be guided through the process. The plant logistic system permanently informs the driver of the next step. Deviance is detected and entails corresponding instructions.
The call function calls the driver logged in to approach the site and the target indicated. Either the personnel sends the call instruction manually or the system sends it automatically controlled by resources to meet the current demand.
The driver gets the call via an information board, via the pager handed out during login, or on the mobile phone by SMS – at any location and promptly or with time to handle as required. This allows for additional external buffer areas.
The operating party dictates the access time. The driver waits in the vehicle and safely for the call. Tailbacks in the plant are prevented and the driver can use the waiting time to have a rest.
It is not the driver who decides on the order of transactions but the company using the current rate of utilisation as a basis.
The driver approaches the barrier at the entrance to the plant and uses the identifier to open it. Rapid and reliable processing reduces tailbacks at this point.
Easy and rapid processing at the barrier. No tailbacks. No need for own personnel.
Checking the transaction automatically ensures that only authorised vehicles may enter the plant.
For processes with weighing, the driver uses the identifier on the logistic terminal to start weighing automatically. Here, the plant logistic system respects all aspects required by the Standards and Measures Law.
Weighing allows for all aspects of the Standards and Measures Law. Sensors, side boundaries, camera systems, and – if required – devices detecting the registration numbers document the transaction and make it safe.
The driver handles weighing all by self-service. S/he uses the identifier, weighing is released automatically; other operating steps are not required.
The scales are operating 24/7 – no need for own personnel.
Loading / Unloading
Loading or unloading of general cargo is effected by corresponding personnel. The time stamp at the start / end can be entered manually or transmitted by other systems (e.g. LVS). This acknowledgment enables the next step.
The identifier brought along allows for correct assignment to the transaction and loading of the correct cargo.
SHORT RESIDENCE TIME
The demand-meeting call reduces the residence time because all preliminary work has been completed already. Loading or unloading can start at once.
Start and end of loading / unloading get time stamps. This allows an analysis of the utilisation and more qualified statements to the forwarder.
Integration of automated loading and unloading points. At the loading/unloading point, the driver independently undertakes loading of e.g. bulk material. Existing sensors, scales, flow meters, etc. are integrated.
Connection to the existing control system via I/O or common industrial bus interfaces.
Multilingual user interface with icons to allow for rapid and accurate handling.
Verification of material and loading point. Should the driver select a wrong loading point, s/he gets an automatic information about the correct loading point. In case of manually supported processes, the four-eyes principle including a personified confirmation by the employee is implemented.
The output of simple delivery notes up to complex delivery dockets is effected on accordingly designed logistic terminals featuring a signing function.
ON THE SPOT
No manual output required. Own personnel becomes relieved. Availability beyond office hours.
The logistic terminal is integrated in the route through the plant. This avoids superfluous travel and parking times.
The driver approaches the barrier at the exit of the plant and uses the identifier to open it. Rapid and reliable processing reduces tailbacks at this point too.
Easy handling out of the vehicle allows for rapid transaction.
Checking the transaction automatically ensures that only authorised vehicles may leave the plant. To this end, the sequence chain has to be complete.