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Improve Operations

Improve yard visibility and automate event reporting with an easy to implement turnkey product.

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Record damages

YMS Express records damage information with a mobile and web-based application.

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Record all events

Records arrival, departure, and intro-yard movements, including parking location

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Mobile and web

Mobile and Web-based solution for finished vehicle yard management

Product statement

A more effective yard operation starts today - with YMS Express

For yard operators who want to digitize their vehicle inventory and processes with a simple yet powerful solution, say goodbye to those time-consuming manual tasks and create a more efficient operation today. 

Capture gate-ins, inspections, parking updates, gate-outs and more using our intuitive mobile app.

Manage yard operations efficiently

  • Visibility 
    Gain insights and access to detailed reporting for keeping track of vehicle history, vehicle inventories and storage costs.
  • Mobile Flexibility 
    The solution is available on the Android platform and will work on smartphones, tablets, and industrial devices. Web functionality is also included. 
  • Cloud-based 
    We host the solution in the cloud (AWS) and provide real-time connectivity. 
  • Integrations 
    Integrates with your existing systems to import or export data as needed. 
  • OEM Interfaces
    Communicate with OEMs through ICL or through direct connections to an OEM.
  • Self-Service
    The solution can be used with little to no support to help minimize costs but we are here to work with you and provide dedicated support as needed from our team of experts.
  • Control 
    Configure roles and responsibilities so that only users with the appropriate permissions have the capability for performing tasks.
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Highlights

What Can YMS Express do for Yard Managers

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    Cloud based

    Cloud-based

    We host the solution in the cloud (AWS) and provide real-time connectivity.

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    Integrations

    Integrations

    Integrates with your existing systems to import or export data as needed.

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    Interface

    OEM Interfaces

    Communicate with OEMs through ICL or through direct connections to an OEM.

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    Mobile Flexibility

    The solution is available on the Android platform and will work on smartphones, tablets, and industrial devices. Web functionality is also included.

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    Self service

    Self-Service

    The solution can be used with little to no support to help minimize costs but we are here to work with you and provide dedicated support as needed.

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Features

Incoming data

Vehicle information can be uploaded into the system via the website or using a data feed from the OEM prior to arrival. Vehicles do not need to be uploaded prior to arrival and the records can also be created at the time the vehicle is received.

VIN Decoding

VINs that exist in the ICL database are decoded when they are scanned in via the mobile app.
Roadmap: VIN decoding for all VINs including those not in the ICL database as well as VIN decoding for incoming data uploads.

Gate-in

VINs that exist in the ICL database are decoded when they are scanned in via the mobile app.
VIN barcodes can be scanned in or the VINs can be manually entered from the mobile or from the website if necessary. The gate-in event will be transmitted to ICL’s VLMS solution and interfaces can be established to 

Global Standards

Inspection entry leverages the AIAG Global Standard Damage Codes and the condition of the vehicle can be reported clean or damaged.
 

Intuitive Interface

The user selects the Damage Area from a vehicle schematic to filter down the allowable codes to only that specific area of the vehicle and is then required to select the Area, Type and Severity. Multiple damages can be captured per vehicle.

Capture Photos and Comments

Capture photos directly from the device's camera. The user can also pinpoint the damage location by placing a mark on a schematic and add text comments to a damage.

Data Interfaces

Damage information is transmitted to ICL's VLMS solution and interfaces can be established to other systems and to OEMs directly.

Configure Bay Locations

The bay locations for the yard are established and maintained via the website

Assigning the Vehicle Location

The vehicle bay location is assigned and updated on a per vehicle basis by the user. The system will confirm if the location entered by the user is valid and available.
Roadmap: Preset bay locations for guiding the user where to park a vehicle and dynamic bay location suggestions.

Data Interfaces

The parking location update is transmitted to ICL's VLMS solution and interfaces can be established to other systems and to OEMs directly.

Staging Vehicles

A group of vehicles can be staged for shipment by selecting the vehicles to be staged in the app. They will appear on the Shipping screen and from there can be out-gated together when ready.
Roadmap: Communications with Truck and Rail Vendors

Shipping/Out-gate

A vehicle can bypass the staging process and be out-gated by scanning the VIN first and then selecting the out-gate function from the vehicle menu. Once a vehicle is out-gated the vehicle status will be updated and the vehicle will be removed from yard inventory.

Web

There is a manual shipment web screen that can also be used to outgate vehicles.
Data Interfaces
Out-gate information is transmitted to ICL's VLMS solution and interfaces can be established to other systems and to OEMs directly.
Roadmap: Connectivity with Truck and Rail Vendors

Configurable

The driveaway feature is available to the yard but can also be hidden from the menu if it is not a feature that will be used.

Setting Locations

The pickup and drop-off locations for driveaways are defined by the customer and are preset with the SPLC and other location information. The user will not have access to changing this in the app.

Pickup and Drop-off

The user will scan a VIN barcode and then will select the start and end points and perform a visual inspection, noting any damages found before starting the driveaway. Ending the driveaway will automatically navigate to the gate-in flow if it recognizes it as the current yard.

Data Interfaces

Driveaway information is transmitted to ICL's VLMS solution and interfaces can be established to other systems and to OEMs directly.

Know the Details 

The vehicle information can be retrieved from both the mobile and web screens and can include additional vehicle data points such as Next Vendor, Order Status and Hold Reasons.

Track the Entire History

The entire history of events is available. If the vehicle happens to leave the yard and come back it will all be tracked, as multiple ingates and out-gates can happen from time to time.

A Complete Picture

The damage history for a vehicle can be found in the mobile app and on the website. Lookup past damages and view photos, comments and when the damages were recorded.

Multiple Filter Options

Get a summary of damages for an individual VIN or a group of VINs on the web. Additionally, there are 10 other filter criteria that can be setup to compile damage reports as needed.

Inventory Summary 

Get a real-time view of the inventory, from vehicles received in to vehicles out-gated today, as well as dwell days and other important filters.

Physical Inventory

An inventory of the yard can be performed using the mobile application to confirm that the inventory and locations are accurate.

Rate Entry 

Setup tiered rates in your preferred currency based on MFG groups and define a start and end date.

Cost Summary

Calculates an displays the storage amounts on a vehicle level based on the rates entered. A single VIN or a group of VINs can be entered to run a report that can also be downloaded into Excel.

Contact us today for a demo or to discuss setting up a free trial to try out the software before committing.

Frequently asked questions

YMS Express is a basic yard management solution that lets you completely digitize your yard processes. The solution is great for temporary storage facilities and basic yard operations that don’t require an extensive compound management system.

  • Captures in-gate, out-gates, parking locations and inspections through the mobile app 
  • Manage your yard inventory and storage costs using the web portal 
  • Built in messaging with OEMs allows you to report and get paid for activities performed 

Pricing depends on a number of factors. Get in touch and we’d be happy to provide a pricing plan that suits the size and needs of your business.

You can use our app in North America (including Mexico) and it is coming soon to Europe.

The solution is currently available in English but can be translated to accommodate almost any language. 

No, the solution can be installed immediately and in your teams hands the same day.  

Yes, we provide tools that allow you to setup parking locations to your specifications.   

The mobile app runs on Android (6.0 or later) and we recommend using the latest release to ensure the latest security updates are available. The app is intended for smartphone devices or tablets with built in cameras for scanning vehicle barcodes and capturing photographs.  

This is bound to happen in the yard and is not an issue.

While performing actions within the mobile app you will be able to see what data has synced successfully and what data still needs to be synced so that you know the status as well.

Data can be synced as soon as an internet connection is reestablished.

Any questions?

Get in Touch

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Ryan LaBuda

Manager, Mobile Products

949.352.4171 
rlabuda@iclsystems.com

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