SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE STATUS OF LOADING DOCKS AND RESOURCES AT PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION CENTERS

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There are provided systems and methods for determining the status of loading docks and resources at product distribution centers. In one form, the system includes: a product distribution center including loading docks for receiving trailers transporting shipments of merchandise, beacons disposed at predetermined locations in the product distribution center, and a mobile device for communication with the beacons to determine the position of the mobile device in the product distribution center relative to the loading docks. In the system, a control circuit receives tracking information from the mobile device to determine the position of the mobile device, determines the use and availability of the loading dock closest to the mobile device; determines the arrival times of trailers, determines the status of resources at or near the closest loading dock, and causes the display of this loading dock and resource information on the mobile device.

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Burleson, Timothy J Bentonville, US 14 6

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