The YardMaster Mobile® suite of applications integrates with Bourque Logistics’ YardMaster system and can be used to operate your INT300 tablet and automate operations activities within your rail facility. Each core application comes standard with regular updates, and custom software options are available depending on your site’s needs.
YardMaster® Mobile™ Inventory
YardMaster Mobile® Inventory allows rail operators to track which cars are in their yard, when they are there, and where exactly they are. With switch and storage locations accounted for, tracking the activities and stock in your plant has never been easier. The Inventory application allows the user to scan the AEI tag mounted to a railcar and update its location within the plant as well as set its status with fields such as Load and Hold, Bad Order, Heel, Clean, etc.Combat demurrage payments by setting alerts for certain cars, build inbound and outbound lists with just a few taps, and gain powerful visibility over your facility.
YardMaster® Mobile™ Spotting
YardMaster Mobile® Spotting ensures you have the right railcar in the right spot, every time. Spotting allows the user to scan a railcar’s AEI tag, and associate the car with a specific spot within the facility. This way, you always have an eye on what stock is where and can avoid costly errors rippling through your supply chain.
YardMaster® Mobile™ Inspect
YardMaster Mobile® Inspect allows users to complete all necessary activities required to inspect railcars and to send that information straight to the YardMaster database. Instead of teaching your operators an entirely new inspection process, the Inspect application presents items for check and comment by using customer-provided inspection templates and replicating them in your Inspect app. If there’s anything wrong with the railcar that you need to know about, “Hot List” notifications will alert the user to any necessary repairs needed to pass the inspection. Once the user has signed off on the railcar, a permanent record of inspection is automatically created and uploaded to YardMaster. With no more lost inspection sheets or faulty cars being loaded, a paperless and more efficient operation is achievable.
YardMaster® Mobile™ Load and Offload
YardMaster Mobile® Load and Offload make getting products in and out of railcars quick and painless. By calculating volume corrections to ensure you are maximizing storage per car and associating railcar IDs with product and meter IDs and sample and batch numbers, you can rest assured that the right cars will always get the right amount of product, and that product gets offloaded safely and on-schedule.
YardMaster® Mobile™ Photo
YardMaster Mobile® Photo utilizes the 8-megapixel camera on the INT300 tablet to allow users to take photos of railcars, products, damaged components, or whatever other operational photos they may need. To wit, these photos can be associated to a railcar visit record, so that any information you may need regarding a car or product is in one place within YardMaster. Accessible straight from many other YardMaster applications, Photo brings an extra layer of tracking railcars and products into any supply chain.
YardMaster® Mobile™ Seals
Many supply chain operators are familiar with security seals; they’re an integral part of many logistics operations and help ensure safety and liability requirements are satisfied in many instances. YardMaster Mobile® Seals allows for simple management and tracking of security seals in your operation. Collect, change, and update seal information, see information and alerts associated with the railcar the seal is attached to, assign seal types to individual seals, and more with this simple, yet powerful core YardMaster application.
YardMaster Mobile® Track Switch
YardMaster Mobile Track Switch allows users to scan one or many railcars, shuffle them into the correct order, and insert them into the correct position(s)in an already existing track of cars in YardMaster. Data logged with Track Switch synchronizes with YardMaster® to ensure that all users have the most up to date information. This solution allows users to quickly make adjustments on the fly and avoids having to log an entire track of railcars to correctly account for one or two changes.
YardMaster® Mobile™ SOP
SOP allows rail facilities to digitize their operation’s Standard Operating Procedures or SOPs. Terminals can specify exactly how their existing SOP is executed or the forms used and information required at each stage and digitize it into an application that is easy to fill out and submit for operators. Each activity will have its own tab at the top, and it's easy to move around and switch between them. Once you have finished your SOP, all the information will be sent to your YardMaster database, so you can rest assured the correct data is recorded correctly. SOPs are fully customizable and can include rail activities in the order in which they are completed specific to your facility. For example, some terminals utilize Load SOPs, which can include activities like calculating light weight, completing pre- and post-load inspections, and loading the railcar itself.
YardMaster® Mobile™ Direct Switch
YardMaster® Mobile™ Direct Switch allows switches to be recorded directly into existing track lists. Operators can scan an AEI Tag and place the corresponding railcar into a specific spot onto a specific track, allowing for switches and car movements to be recorded quickly and easily. Information and switches take place in real time in the system, so you can rest assured knowing that you won’t miss any movements within your facility.
YardMaster® Mobile™ Confirm Switch
YardMaster® Mobile™ Confirm Switch is the easiest way to confirm switches made between different tracks in your yard. Confirm Switch allows users to view the most recent switch requests made in their YardMaster® system and confirm the changes to be reflected in the database.
- Reduces billing discrepancies
- Increases personnel safety
- Maximizes asset management
- Automates all processes and eliminates human error
- Ensures compliance with critical government regulations
- Optimizes space utilization and increases overall efficiency
- Reports real-time inventory levels including switch and storage locations