Outside of the warehouse or distribution center is a yard full of trucks and trailers. A yard management system monitors the movement of trucks and trailers in the yard and tracks important data including who brought it in, who owns it, where it is, what’s on it, how long it’s been there, where it’s supposed to be and when. Yard management just might be the most expensive mile in transportation.
Grocery stores and retailers are exploring new ways to reduce labor costs and create an overall better customer experience including new ways to display price information such as Electronic Shelf Labeling (ESL), sometimes referred to as the digital price tag. Large retailers such as Target are even encouraging shoppers in-store to use the mobile app to scan items while shopping to receive the best prices. Both the use of mobile apps for in-store checkout and ESL’s have been successfully implemented in Amazon Go stores and it’s clear these changes are providing a better customer experience.
The last mile in your supply chain may be the most expensive if operations are disorganized leaving gaps and inefficiencies that are costing you. Do you know what areas are negatively impacting your bottom line? Take a look below at the top ten challenges impacting yard management today and how a yard management system (YMS) can help.
Many carriers currently operate with AOBRDs, an electronic device that records a driver’s hours of service (HOS). ELDs also record a drivers hours- so what’s the difference? ELD’s are simply put, more accurate.
When it comes to the day to day operations we’ve found that an inordinate amount of time can be spent communicating with carriers and attempting to maintain awareness into blind spots in the yard. YardView will help significantly reduce that load and increase awareness based on your specific needs and challenges.
Barcodes are everywhere these days but do you know how they work? Hint, it’s not as magical as you may think!