Employing Automation Technology for a More Efficient Digital Yard Management Process

Employing technology to automate and improve the yard management process can yield enormous returns such as reducing wasted time, eliminating unnecessary costs, and expediting shipments.

Improving the Yard Management Process

There are over 100,000 warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants in the U.S. alone.

With nearly 4 million retail stores and eCommerce websites to support, their supply chain and logistics processes must be as efficient as possible.

5.5 million trailers make 500 million shipments (facility to facility or facility to store) every single year all over the country.

These shipments average over 200 miles each, taking up countless hours and funds.

However, 80% of that time is spent with an idle trailer, unloaded, or loaded. This is wasted time and money.

Employing technology to automate and improve the yard management process can yield enormous returns by reducing this wasted time, eliminate unnecessary costs, and expedite shipments.

A digital yard management system can help your company move inventory faster throughout the entire supply chain.

Smart and Scalable: Advanced Yard Management System

#1 Solution To Gain Visibility And Effectively Manage Gate, Dock, Assets, Yard, Shipments, And Network Operations.

Yard Management Systems: From A Single Site to the Entire Organization

It doesn’t matter the size of your facility or the complexity of your yard operations.

PINC Yard Management System easily scales from a single location to enterprise-wide.

Powerful Yard Management Software:

  • INVENTORY - Real-time yard counts and history accessible 24/7 from any device
  • AUTOMATION - Automate workflows and seamlessly integrate with other systems
  • CARRIERS - Carriers can see their assets in customers' yards and make gate appointments online
  • GATE - Schedule appointments, automate and share check-in, check-out, and shipment information
  • YARD - Gain visibility to all yard assets and activities from one single location
  • DOCK DOORS - Gain visibility to all docks doors, schedule, and assign moves from a single location
  • YARD & SHUTTLE TRUCKS - Create tasks, automate moves, see live location data, and increase moves per hour
  • METRICS - Standard, customizable and scheduled reports, alerts, dashboards & KPIs
  • RTLS - Gain real-time location information to all yard activities

Advanced Yard Management System: Sensor Platform

Extensible Real-Time Location System (RTLS) to enable inventory accuracy and automated yard management.

  • ASSETS - Passive RFID Tags
  • GATE - Staffed or unstaffed RFID gate system
  • GROUND - RFID, GPS, cellular tracking system and in-cab tasking system
  • AIR - RFID, GPS, Optical tracking system

Enterprise Yard Management Visibility

PINC’s Enterprise Visibility Suite allows organizations to easily view, gain insights and analytics, and manage yards, facilities, and transportation execution activities as integrated operations.

INFOGRAPHIC: See the ways that a real digital yard management system can improve the efficiency of your operation

 

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See the ways that a real digital yard management system can improve the efficiency of your operation, and schedule a demo and learn what our solutions can do for you.

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