According to industry leading analysts, on average, a trailer shipment, from one facility to another facility, takes three days.
Of that shipment time, over two-and-a-half days (80%), a trailer is actually in a yard idling either empty or loaded.
The loaded shipments represent idle inventory and this idle time is, usually, the result of trailer status information delays and information inaccuracies along the supply chain.
While corporations have made significant investments in managing their transportation and warehouse assets using transportation and warehouse applications, they now realize that without real-time, accurate trailer and shipment status information across their facilities, they cannot gain full value for these technology investments.
The productivity of today’s complex warehouse and manufacturing operations can easily be impacted by inefficiencies in the yard such as:
It doesn't matter the size of your facility and the complexity of your operations. The yard is a challenging environment.