Since 2005, Bourque Logistics and INet have invested their combined resources to develop and deploy the YardMaster® Solution to over 250 rail shipping facilities in North America. Comprised of shipping operations software and AEI hardware components, the Solution enables industrial shippers control over field operations, error reduction, and overall productivity.
YardMaster Mobile® :
The YardMaster Mobile® system provides real-time wireless data transmission directly to your YardMaster® database for reporting and analysis. 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
Ever finished scanning a couple of dozen railcars into inventory, and then realized you’ve missed one? Or maybe due to jogging, your cars are out of order. Using YardMaster Mobile® Track Switch, you can easily take one or more cars and insert them where needed into a list of cars. No longer would you need to scan the whole list again, you can now easily correct for the missing cars and get on with your day. Expanding upon Inventory’s powerful railcar tracking functionality, Track Switch provides an easy way to place new railcars into an existing string easily and to update changes within the YardMaster® system automatically.
YardMaster Mobile® SOP
YardMaster Mobile® 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.