Today more and more companies invest in advanced systems to optimize their warehouse operations. But what happens in the yard outside is too often overlooked. To close the gap between warehouse processes and transportation operations a yard management system is a good investment, especially when shorter transportation lead times and increasing transportation costs put pressure on your business.
Long trailer wait time, unproductive yard staff, poor dock planning, and inefficient moving of goods are all consequences of lack of control over yard operations. Not only does that cost valuable time and money, but also leads to irritated drivers and deteriorated relationships with carriers.
Using a yard management system (YMS) to gain control over your yard operations have a number of potential benefits, such as:
- Increased visibility and accuracy in yard processes
- Possibility of automation
- Improvement of check-in and check-out
- Reduction of detention and demurrage expenses
- Better use of labor
- Possibility of carrier analysis