Emerson Process Management’s Syncade Logistics management software, v4.12, gives terminal managers improved control over terminal traffic and eliminates the need for specialised storage tanks for unique blends. With more efficient traffic and stock management, terminals can drive increased throughput and improved asset utilisation.
Truck schedule management can significantly impact terminal throughput. Syncade Logistics uses built-in algorithms to optimise movement scenarios and then automatically assigns trucks to gantry queues based on customer order specifications. This allows terminal managers to eliminate driver guesswork and measurably increase trip efficiency. With tighter control on terminal traffic, a terminal can increase throughput and react more effectively to schedule changes.
Stock management tools help operators maintain safe operations by accurately controlling transaction quantity and avoiding emissions. Syncade Logistics supports loading by weight for both metered and non-metered loads. Configurable capacity limits for loading LNG and LPG products prevent the release of vapours, ensuring safety and environmental compliance.
Syncade Logistics enables terminal managers to use their storage tanks more efficiently, reducing the inventory footprint required to support customer needs. Terminal operators can deliver automatic management of blend ratios, eliminating the need to build separate storage tanks for different blends. Syncade Logistics also manages multiple stock owners within a tank. Transactions are easily accounted for and reconciled with book inventory, delivering confidence in stock accuracy.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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