Solution Brief: Yard Management System

Yards are the intersection between warehouses and transportation, they are a critical linkage in logistics management practices and have a significant impact on the overall efficiency of the supply chain.

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:

  • Delayed shipments to and from the warehouse
  • Lack of shipment and trailer visibility needed for efficient shuttling between plant and distribution centers
  • Unable to locate empties to meet outbound load schedules
  • Inefficient yard trailer management requiring higher spotter and shuttle spend
  • Gate congestion
  • Demurrage or detention charges
  • Truck driver detention
  • Higher trailer costs for dedicated operations
  • Inability to monitor operations for safety and compliance violations
  • Difficulty in reducing the carbon footprint without negatively impacting operations

It doesn't matter the size of your facility and the complexity of your operations. The yard is a challenging environment. 

Log in to download this paper.
Remember me.
Forgot your password? · Not a member? Register today!

What’s Related

Transport Analytics for Enterprise Rail Visibility
KALERIS, a leading provider of cloud-based transportation and asset management solutions for improved supply chain execution, launches real-time analytics for industrial and finish...
Mobile Device Procurement, Service, and Support for Industrial & Finished Goods Shippe...
Merger of Best-in-Class Supply Chain Companies PINC, ShipXpress, and RailCarRX
Providing Enhanced Yard Management Services and Solutions to Enterprise Customers
2020 State of Yard Management Report: Identifying a Truckload of Savings Across Your Netwo...
More News
The Rise of the Digital Yard
In this white paper we explore the rise of the digital yard and show how technology is enabling significant efficiencies, productivity gains, and cost containment in a world where ...
Defining ‘On-Time, In-Full’ In the Consumer Sector
Managing modern consumer-goods supply chains is demanding, but measuring supply-chain performance should be simple, it isn’t yet, because of an inconsistent approach to the criti...
PINC Yard Management Systems: 4 Case Studies
In these 4 Yard Management System case studies, we detail how Pactiv, Batory Foods, Cost Plus World Market, and East Coast Warehouse & Distribution Corp. implemented PINC's Yard Ma...
More Resources