A yard management system provides real-time visibility into your yard – location of assets, trailer contents, gate management, dock management, driver move coordination and management. All yard activity is tracked, coordinated and reported on in a cloud-based system that is accessible from any device at anytime.
Visibility to assets on the yard in real time. Coordination of yard drivers and their moves. Increased gate through-put, accuracy, security and accountability. Scheduling and planning of all loads and shipments. Communication between departments and real time access to information. Monitors on all assets and their status as well as graphical alerts and triggered e-mails for important and approaching events. Every process and action in your yard is now accounted for in YardView, and reporting, metrics, KPI’s and deep analytics help you improve and be efficient.
YardView is priced using a software as a service (SAAS) model. The fee is invoiced monthly or quarterly and includes unlimited users and unlimited transactions in the system. This provides access to as many users as you would like including carriers, customers and other partners who benefit from the visibility and tools in the system. No need to worry about calculating annual seats needed or changes in pricing for seasonal peaks in your operation. You tell us what features are required, and we put together 1 monthly subscription for the service.
Yes. The scheduling system is robust, easy to use, and helps coordinate all loads and shipments in your operation. It can receive a great detail of information through integration so you have access to load information down to the SKU level, or appointments can be entered manually by your users or carriers serving themselves. It is customized for exactly what you need and may include multiple custom schedules for the shipping side, receiving side, at the building level or dock level.
YardView integrates with a wide variety of systems and utilizes industry standard methods for the sharing of data including web services, flat file and more. In our 20+ year history we have come to integrate with systems big and small- from SAP, Red Prairie and other Tier 1 systems, to home grown load and order systems. Data sharing and system triggers can be done with any 3rd party system in YardView for greater visibility, accuracy and time and task savings.
Yes. Standard tasks, where to park assets, what moves should be completed next, and when to do tasks can all be system driven. Integration touch-points can set off multiple actions of what needs to happen next, and which units should go where can all be automated. Automatic alerts, e-mails to carriers and customers, and other communications are configurable in the system to keep tasks moving and parties informed.
Implementation takes four weeks or less and we can even cut this down if needed.
We understand it is critical that end users adopt the system fast. Training typically takes less than 1 hour. Each user has very specific access levels so they only see what they need to see and are able to access only their own system features.
Having served the industry for over 20 years we have an extensive list of fortune 500 companies, 3PL’s big and small, and other unique operations where we may help with the billing of stored assets. Many of our Partnerships are over a decade in the making and counting. See our case studies and testimonials pages for some of the customers you will surely recognize.
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A Yard Management System is a full-scale software solution that can streamline processes, provide real-time visibility, eliminate the need for a middleman, and optimize productivity that ensures an efficient operation. However, it is not a system that has all the answers, nor is it a system that should be responsible for everything. In this article, we will confirm what a YMS is responsible for, and clarify what it does not do.
Yard management, no matter the size of the organization, causes challenges. Here are some of the biggest challenges yard management may face daily and how it affects the overall operations:
A yard management system is the perfect piece to the puzzle since it can both run seamlessly on its own and successfully integrates with other software to promote a full-scale operations process, including Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Transportation Management Systems (TMS), and ERP systems (Enterprise Resource Planning). Together, YMS becomes a unified solution that amplifies the following benefits:
Keep in mind that although YMS can be the magical “end all be all” for your yard, unfortunately, it can’t resolve every issue out of the system on its own. Problems that may arise may include:
This is due to the harsh reality that software, such as yard management systems, can’t solve everything that may be problematic in your operation. Users may still make errors, other systems that you use for transportation or warehouse management can feed inaccurate data to other software systems, certain employees or systems are more accountable than others, and often times systems are only as good as the people who use them, which is where proper training and application comes in. Calculators are a good example here. Calculators know tons of formulas and can do math in an instant. However, if the user doesn’t know how to use one or the proper way to input an equation, they aren’t going to get the right answer. In short, yard management software is not responsible for things that exist outside the scope of the system or its integration capabilities.
With more than 20 years of industry experience, YardView’s YMS software solution provides the extra assistance you need to drive productive operations. Our team of leading experts crafted an innovative yard management solution that solves real yard management problems and optimizes the business inside and out. When integrated with other systems such as WMS, TMS, and ERP systems, your entire business process is ensured to significantly improve across the board. Additionally, our technicians are based in the United States and go above and beyond to deliver exceptional response and turnaround time. By offering 24/7 support, our trained experts will answer the phone when you call and are equipped to address and solve problems quickly and efficiently. Contact us with any of your questions so we may provide you with the best solution for your operations. Schedule a demo of our software today by visiting us today.