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Comprehensive Transloading Inventory

R.I.M.S. handles all kinds of inventories seamlessly.  This includes Railcar, Boxcar, Warehouse, Tank/Silo and soon to include Container inventory.

For all types of inventory the system will track the following information.

  • Dry, Liquid or Gas commodities.
  • Weight, and Gallons for liquid, and Units (for warehouse and boxcar inventory).
  • Inventory can be entered as “In Transit” with no arrival or available date.
  • Arrival / Inbound date – this is when storage/demurrage charges start.
  • Available Date – the inventory can now be placed on work orders.
  • Empty – the inventory is empty but still billing for storage/demurrage.
  • Released – the railcar has been removed from the yard, billing terminates on this date.
  • Five Inventory levels for each weight, gallons and units (when applicable)
    • Arrival – starting inventory
    • Available weight/gallons/units – Starting inventory level plus/minus posted work orders plus/minus allocated work orders with a requested load date and time before the current date & time (or the current work order’s requested load date and time).
    • Actual weight/gallons/units – Starting inventory level plus/minus posted work orders.
    • Ending weight/gallons/units – Starting inventory level plus/minus all work orders.
    • Balance to Full – If the inventory is “Release Full” and there are weight and/or volume capacity settings the system will calculate the amount left before the container is FULL.  This is critical for ‘release full’ transloading and indicates how much more the railcar or tank can receive until it is full.  RIMS will not allow overfilling a container giving a warning whenever it is attempted.

Note in the above formulas receiving orders are added whereas outbound orders are subtracted.

  • Storage billing can:
    • Be to a different payer
    • On any number of user defined billing plans. (See Storage/Demurrage Rates Entry).
  • Inventory can be flagged as having a problem to not be used.
  • Attach and view on screen a PDF of the Certificate of Analysis or Bill of Lading.
  • An inventory item  cross-reference of every work order this inventory item is used on.  Includes inbound, outbound, samples, adjustments, etc.
  • An on-screen complete detailed breakdown of storage billing to date.
  • A cross-reference of every scanned document related to this inventory item.
  • Audit Trail History – specific changes to the inventory “properties” are logged as to what, who and when.

Railcar Inventory

Specific features to tracking railcar inventory.

  • Track by Railcar #
  • Locate to a terminal, yard, track and spot.
  • Multiple products and compartments can be tracked in one railcar.
  • Compartments can have an empty status.
  • History of previous times this railcar was in the terminal

Warehouse Inventory

Specific features to tracking warehouse inventory.

  • Track by shipper’s Lot # and U.O.M.  The same lot can be tracked more than once for a different U.O.M.
  • Locate to a terminal, building and location within the building.
  • Track full and partial containers, with multiple partials and individual container # tracking if needed.
  • User Defined U.O.M.s

Boxcar/Flatbed Inventory

This will handle a myriad of boxcar, flatbed and like freight cars.

Inventory can be tracked by lot, with multiple lots per car.  This includes the tracking features available in the warehouse.

Inventory can be billed based on ending inventories or days in the yard. This includes all the billing features available in the warehouse and railcar.

Container Inventory

This will handle all manner iso-trainers that are typically moved empty or full and (typically) don’t have their contents transferred to another vessel or container.

Storage in the yard is tracked by a three-dimensional row, column and position (height).

Storage can be billed on a tiered daily bill rate, monthly, or at any interval needed.

Track lifts and flips, with different rates for heavy or light (full or empty).

Tank/Silo/Elevator Inventory

Tank/Silo/Elevator inventory tracks standing and mobile tanks and fixed silos.  Inventory tracking and billing includes a combination of features available for railcars and warehouse.

Tanks can be billed as leased facilities daily, monthly, or billed based on month end inventory.