Every day physical inventories that become obsolete moments after completion make it difficult to manage a busy and vibrant environment.
Yard Management is a dynamic part of the supply chain resulting in broad positive impacts on the balance sheet and customer service. Yard Management is the ability to track a trailer’s and/or a container’s pertinent ownership, load, and current status data.
Yard Management Systems continue to gain attention as companies see benefits from their investments in Transportation and Warehouse Management Systems and now see yard visibility as the next bottleneck to remove. Manual and less than ideal yard management processes increases cost, hinders productivity and has the potential to cripple supply chain visibility.
Implementing a Yard Management System can help a company:
- Increase load flow and throughput
- Better manage labor and asset utilization
- Enhance yard security and accountability
- Improve carrier scheduling and appointment processes
- Increase inbound and outbound load visibility
- Reduce detention and demurrage charges.
Selecting the right solution starts with identifying what problems need to be solved, where improvements can be made, and what software can accommodate the answers to these questions. For more information about a yard management system for your enterprise contact us today.