Improved yard management to Glovis Logistics Centre

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AeroScout, Inc., a leading provider of Unified Asset Visibility for improving operational efficiency, along with Psion Teklogix, a global provider of wireless computing solutions, have announced the successful deployment of their solutions for asset management and inventory tracking at Glovis Alabama, a logistics and consolidation centre for the Hyundai Automotive Group.

Glovis uses AeroScouts Wi-Fi Active RFID Yard Management  solution to track containers and yard service vehicles as they enter, travel through and exit the yard, and Psion Teklogixs WORKABOUT PRO rugged mobile computers for pallet-level warehouse inventory tracking. The companies solutions are helping Glovis to increase staff productivity, optimise operations and expedite parts movement and delivery. 

Glovis was using Psion Teklogix mobile devices in the warehouse and turned to us for a recommendation on a yard management system that would leverage their existing Wi-Fi network. We evaluated the solutions on the market, and found that AeroScouts Wi-Fi Active RFID solution offers the most comprehensive, accurate and scalable way to accurately and efficiently locate and track assets, said Ron Caines, President of Worldwide Sales, Psion Teklogix.

Through their partnership, AeroScout and Psion Teklogix offer robust asset management and mobility solutions. By combining AeroScouts Yard Management solution with Psion Teklogix mobile applications and expertise, the two companies deliver improved automation and operational efficiency to customers in a variety of industries and environments, both indoors and outdoors.

Glovis Alabama, a member of the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, moves close to a million automotive parts a day through its 250,000 square-foot facility. Containers are shipped from Korea and transported to the facility which manages 500 containers at any given time.  The company required better accuracy in locating containers in the yard and improved tracking of inventory as it enters the warehouse. When a container enters the yard, gate personnel at the Glovis facility apply an AeroScout Wi-Fi tag and couple it with the containers number. Yard service vehicles, that pull the containers around the yard, as well as other service vehicles are similarly tagged. 

The containers and vehicles are continuously tracked throughout the yard, and the location information is sent to AeroScouts MobileView software via Gloviss Wi-Fi network. MobileView provides a searchable, color-coded view of the current and historical location and status of the assets, as well as reporting and alerting tools. This data is integrated through MobileViews open API into Glovis existing Yard Management System, giving the company a more accurate and up-to-date record of its inventory so it can quickly deliver needed parts to Hyundai or replenish warehouse stock. This solution replaced an unreliable process that used spreadsheets and manual updates.

When warehouse stock is replenished, Psion Teklogix WORKABOUT PRO tracks pallets of parts once they are removed from containers. The solution features flexible ergonomics, a user-friendly interface, is IP65 rated for water and dust resistance, and can withstand multiple 5-foot drops to concrete. Warehouse workers scan barcode labels on the pallets with the rugged mobile devices, and the information is also automatically sent to the Glovis Yard Management System. 

AeroScout and Psion Teklogix are giving us the solutions we need to do an even better job of mastering the choreography of receiving, locating, and delivering an enormous volume of parts at a moments notice, said Jin-Ho Choi, Chief Executive Officer at Glovis Alabama.  Weve been able to improve productivity, expedite gate traffic, and track campus assets with better efficiency.

Streamlining operations is a challenge in logistics yards and distribution centres, and we are pleased to work with Psion Teklogix to provide the real-time location and status of assets needed to make better decisions and efficiently manage Glovis containers and vehicles, said Amir Ben-Assa, Director of Industry Solutions at AeroScout. Our asset visibility solutions deliver value to logistics companies both indoors and outdoors all while leveraging standard Wi-Fi networks.

 

About AeroScout
AeroScout is a market leader in Unified Asset Visibility solutions. Customers improve operational efficiency using AeroScout products that leverage standard Wi-Fi networks to track and manage the location, condition and status of mobile assets and people. AeroScouts global customer base consists of leading hospital, manufacturing and logistics organisations, including many of the Fortune 500. The company originally invented the first Wi-Fi-based Active RFID tag, and today is widely recognised as leading the market in number of deployments and tags shipped. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., AeroScout has offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Australia. 
 
About Psion Teklogix, Inc.
Psion Teklogix is a global provider of mobile computing solutions which deliver real-time access to enterprise data at the point of activity to improve business efficiency and productivity for leading enterprises throughout the world. Solutions are built around a range of high-quality, innovative mobile computers designed for tough and demanding environments. Psion Teklogix has leading expertise in rugged hardware, integration, service and support and in new and emerging technologies including image capture and RFID. With over three decades of industry experience, Psion Teklogix has customers in more than 80 countries, and over 39 sales and support offices in 23 countries.

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