When there is no longer a need for a clerk to remain in charge of carrier appointments, this allows the clerk to focus on higher priorities within the yard. Instead of spending unnecessary time and money on a clerk to answer phone calls and coordinate arrivals, a vast amount of time and resources are available to be allocated across pressing matters that require undivided attention.
Carriers enjoy the freedom of selecting arrival times that work best for their schedule. When using a carrier self-service appointment system within your YMS solution, you will have real-time visibility of who is arriving and when, providing ample time to plan for the arrival of a particular carrier. Having this accessibility at the touch of your yard’s fingertips, it helps optimize the arrangement of the arrival including docking, loading/unloading, and carrier shipment departures. If you’re still sticking with a manual scheduling process, utilizing this automated system benefits the carrier’s operations due to minimizing the amount of time spent waiting idle at the gate, reducing the amount of money spent on fuel, and increasing flexibility when scheduling appointments themselves.
When carriers have the flexibility and autonomy to book and confirm appointments themselves, they will have the exact date and time of arrival at the touch of a button. Better yet, carriers will not be able to select a date and time that has already been confirmed to prevent congestion inside and outside of the yard as well as a long waiting line at the gate. By having this system in place, your throughput capacity will increase drastically as a result of accurately automating the scheduling process and ensuring a smooth end-to-end operation.
After serving the logistics industry for more than 20 years, YardView has been a testament to delivering a commitment to what they do well—providing the best-of-the-breed, easy to use, affordable Yard Management software. YMS was created to help you do your job at the best level possible by streamlining operations that involve the yard’s supply chain process. YardView’s yard management solution provides all of the best standard functionality on the market today, including improving gate throughput accuracy and capacity, improving security through gate management, dock management, yard driver management, automated carrier scheduling, load management, systems integration, carrier and customer interfaces, and many more. Best of all, it is customized to fit your operation and requirements. We understand the daily challenges you face, so we crafted a yard management solution that solves real yard problems after learning the business, inside and out.