Yard management systems bridge the gap between inventory and operations. When one part of the production process results in an inventory bottleneck, it can result in a domino effect on the entire operation. It’s best to lay each piece meticulously by performing simple lot check procedures to ensure an accurate inventory count, location, and movement to verify data is accurate. By performing the proper due diligence, a YMS will perform and execute at the highest level of quality and accuracy.
All of these benefits sound great, however a YMS can’t do it alone. To ensure that a full-fledged yard management system is performing at its optimal level, a knowledgeable yard manager and yard jockey would perform regular lot-check-ins as needed to catch potential issues before the YMS confirms information is correct. That way, extra ground is covered.