Revolutionizing Efficiency in Supply Chain & Logistics Operations with YardView Yard Management Software

Written by: 
Nate Harris
Posted on: 
March 22, 2024

An image of warehouse dock doors

In the fast-paced supply chain and logistics world, efficiency isn’t just a goal—it’s the backbone supporting an operation. Whether you’re a supply chain or logistics professional or overseeing the bustling activity of a warehouse or distribution center, you understand the critical importance of streamlined processes. That’s where YardView Yard Management Software (YMS) comes into play, transforming traditional yard management into a model of modern efficiency and reliability.

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Why Yard Management is Crucial

Yard management, often the unsung hero of logistics operations, involves the oversight of all activities within the yard of a warehouse or distribution center, including the management of incoming and outgoing trucks, total yard visibility, dock scheduling, and much more. 

When effectively managed, it can significantly reduce wait times, lower detention charges, and improve overall operational velocity. Yet, without the right tools, managing a yard can be complex, slow, and prone to error—a costly affair in an industry where time is directly linked to money.

Enter YardView YMS: A Solution That Delivers

A yard jockey using YardView's yard management software

YardView YMS is designed specifically to address these challenges, offering an integrated solution to ensure your yard operates like a well-oiled machine. Here are some of the standout benefits of implementing YardView in your supply chain and logistics operations:

1. Dock Management

The heart of any YMS lies in its ability to facilitate the efficient use of available dock resources.  With YardView, you can prioritize shipments, allocate dock doors, and set the stage for sequenced loadings and unloading that maximize your team’s productivity.  

Dock management is more than just assigning a bay. It’s about ensuring each incoming shipment finds its proper place in line without clogging up the work. The foresight and rules engine within YardView allows for strategic planning that accounts for many variables, from expected offloading times to the space required for the next wave of inbound trucks.

One of the key benefits of implementing dock appointment scheduling within a YMS is the capability it gives carriers to optimize their routes and reduce unnecessary waiting times by scheduling their appointments online. It not only enhances the carrier's operational efficiency but also significantly reduces congestion at the dock, leading to a more effective use of resources and space.

An efficient YMS with online appointment scheduling functionality is recognized by industry experts as a critical tool for shippers, receivers, and carriers to manage their schedules effectively, thus improving the timeliness and reliability of the supply chain operations.

2. Entry and Exit Systems

Facility entry and exit points can be significant choke points if not managed well. We have seen and worked with every type of system. From automated to no gates and manned guard shacks, touchless and AI camera systems—you name it, we’ve done it at YardView.  

Whatever the process, it’s YardView’s goal to ensure smooth transitions for vehicles entering or leaving your facility—all while fitting into your current check-in/check-out process and requirements.

It’s time to put away the clipboard. YardView’s fully digitized entry and exit systems can incorporate multi-factor authentication, integrated with existing security protocols to ensure that only authorized vehicles and personnel gain access. 

By automating the process, YardView minimizes queue times and the risk of human error, improving both security and operational efficiency.

3. Yard Coordination, Visibility, & Automation

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Visibility is everything in a yard management scenario. And with YardView, it’s like having a virtual high-powered set of binoculars at your disposal. The system provides a unified platform where all stakeholders can see the same LIVE DATA, promoting collaboration and informed decision-making in a shared, real-time environment.

Automation is the key to handling the rapid pace of events and the sheer volume of information that characterizes yard operations. With YardView, manual tasks are minimized and replaced by a seamless system that keeps things moving in optimal routes based on preset rules and real-time adjustments.

YardView can automate many repetitive tasks that traditionally require significant manual intervention. This includes digital tracking of trailer location and statuses, automated task assignments based on pre-configured rules, and real-time sharing of data and decisions across all relevant parties. 

By automating these processes, businesses can achieve a leaner and more efficient yard operation, reducing errors and delays.

4. Integration & Data Share

YardView is not an island. It’s a powerful piece of any integrated logistical network . Digitized yard management systems bridge the gap between transportation management systems (TMS) and warehouse management systems (WMS), thereby increasing the overall efficiency of the supply chain.

These systems offer features such as real-time tracking and automated scheduling solutions that prevent yard congestion and ensure a smooth flow of operations. 

The system is designed to integrate seamlessly with other management solutions, ERP systems, and even RFID technologies.  This ensures that data is not siloed, but shared openly to enable a holistic view of the entire supply chain.

By breaking down these data barriers, YardView enables cross-functional teams to work with a single version of the truth, leading to more aligned decision-making and a smooth hand-off of responsibilities between different stages of the logistics operation.  

YardView’s integration capabilities allow businesses to leverage their existing technology investments, creating a more agile and responsive supply chain. By sharing data across different systems, YardView provides a real-time, comprehensive view of yard activities, improving overall management and allowing for more informed decision-making.

5. Data-Driven Insights

In today’s data-centric world, the analytics offered by YardView can be a game-changer. By collecting and analyzing data from every corner of your operations, YardView helps identify patterns, trends, and areas for improvement. These insights empower managers to make strategic decisions that enhance productivity, reduce costs, and improve service levels.

Most Complete Set of YMS Features, Functionality, & Custom Tools for Any Operation

A warehouse driver using YardView's yard management software

YardView is more than just a tool; it's a partner in striving for operational excellence. Its feature set encompasses the breadth of yard management needs, from simple tasks to big-picture logistics strategy.

User feedback consistently highlights the ease of use and the system's adaptability to a range of operational scales and complexities. With custom tools available to tailor the solution to your specific needs, YardView transcends the cookie-cutter approach, becoming a bespoke asset to each organization that implements it.

YardView's comprehensive feature set and customizability are unmatched in the industry. The system offers a robust set of standard features that cater to the most complex yard management needs, while its custom tools and configuration ensure that it can adapt to the specific requirements of any operation, regardless of size or sector.


For warehouse managers, distribution center managers, and supply chain or logistics professionals aiming for operational excellence, YardView YMS offers a path to enhanced efficiency and strategic growth.  

In integrating this powerful solution into your operations, you position your business to meet today’s challenges head-on and pave the way for a future defined by success and innovation.  

Adopting YardView isn’t just about upgrading your software; it’s about transforming your approach to yard management and securing your place at the forefront of the industry. 

Are you ready to revolutionize your operations and achieve new levels of efficiency? 

Consider YardView as your trusted partner in this exciting journey.