With the right yard management system in place, your logistics operation no longer needs to fear the challenges that can be encountered with today’s complex supply chain. You can finally take control of your operation, start to gain efficiencies, and secure higher profits. A true YMS system will efficiently manage all aspects of the logistics and overall operations in your yard, thereby helping you reduce costs and wasted time. Here we look at how the right yard management solution helps you improve predictability and visibility while turning the yard into an asset rather than a liability.
Many companies overlook the yard management needs while focusing solely on the warehouse and transportation management aspects of their operation. For years, companies have embraced the importance of WMS and TMS systems, where it is now a standard across the industry. However, due to a lack of general knowledge and understanding of a YMS, along with its benefits, the yard has become a black hole in many supply chains.
At one time, and even now for some, the yard was considered the “black hole” in their supply chain. However, thanks to an increased understanding of the importance of knowing where freight is at any given time, including right outside the warehouse in their yards, as well as Carriers now being able to pick the best operations to do business with who focus on becoming ‘shipper-of-choice’ operations, this has forced companies to reevaluate how their yard can be turned into more of an asset instead of a liability. To accomplish these goals, an advanced yard management software system can alleviate the burden and increase profitability.
The best yard management software will improve your operation and overall supply chain in the following ways.
The right yard management system will benefit any company managing chaotic, high-volume logistics operations consisting of numerous warehouses, distributing centers, and manufacturing locations. High-tech yard management solutions allow you to solve logistical and supply chain issues caused by the manual, redundant processes that occur on the yard today. Using spreadsheets and relying on manual labor is replaced with a single YMS to manage and maintain the yard while reducing detention and demurrage. With increased visibility over employees, trailers and cargo, you know where all of your assets are for more profitability by streamlining the congested, high-volume, chaotic yard operations.