In yard management, flying blind is commonly expressed when you don’t have the ability to see or you’re doing something based on guesswork. When using a manual or outdated system, you will struggle with blind spots or sections of your operations that isn’t being tracked efficiently or effectively. To sum it up, for you to find out what is going wrong, you will have to manually inspect the situation, spending more time and money that could be allocated elsewhere. When utilizing an updated yard management software system, you can achieve real-time visibility into your yard for easy yard asset tracking by knowing what is on your yard and where every asset is located at any given time.
Achieving real-time visibility means you receive live information that allows you to monitor the route of goods as well as know their exact location at any given point. Essentially, you will understand what is happening, under what conditions, and the occurrence of any issues. Having real-time visibility starts with tracking the route of inbound freight, what/when it is arriving on your yard immediately at the gate, where it goes, where it parks once it is on the yard, and tracking yard asset locations as it moves throughout the property. This continues all the way to the moment it leaves your yard and exits the gate. By investing in a YMS that provides and delivers real-time visibility, you’ll never have to worry about estimating when a specific asset will arrive, where it is parked, or where it is being transported to. Instead, you can sit back, relax, and watch live.
With all the handful of possible problems that can occur while on the yard, real-time visibility provides a solution that fills in the gaps to a few of common issues yard managers face daily. From big headaches to small, yet annoying, pain points, real-time visibility that is provided by YMS software solves the problems you hate most. Do any of the following issues sound familiar?
Even if your head nodded ‘yes’ to at least one of these common problems, then it’s time to throw away the manual process you’ve been using and invest in a yard management software that provides the real-time visibility your yard desperately deserves. Your productivity and the success of your supply chain operations will thank you later.