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Why YardView outranks other systems on the market today.

Jul 31, 2020 1:49:52 PM / by Kimberly Mertlich

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With multiple yard management solutions on the market, it can be challenging to understand the differences between each one. Some yard management systems are an add-on to another software, integration capabilities are not the same and some systems even take additional hardware and can require long installation times, not to mention extensive training. Fortunately, there is one system out there that keeps cost low and gets you up and running quickly, without sacrificing on value. Below are four benefits of using the YardView YMS and why YardView outranks other systems on the market today.

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How Yard Management Fits Into the Cold Chain (And Why You Need It)

May 27, 2020 10:43:11 AM / by Kimberly Mertlich

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The cold chain is a mix of science and technology facing different challenges other industries don’t have to worry about - understanding the chemical and biological processes linked to perishability down to the materials used for temperature controlled construction. When referring to cold storage you might just think of food, but candles, film, plants, lipstick, and medicine can all last longer or prevent damage through cold storage. From manufacturing to transportation, the cold storage supply chain involves a lot of parties and one area in particular – yard management – plays a critical role in getting products safely to customers. Below are three challenges cold storage manufacturers are faced with and how a yard management system plays a significant role for the safety, lifecycle and visibility of products.

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3 YMS Challenges Impacting Your Bottom Line

Apr 17, 2020 11:35:56 AM / by Kimberly Mertlich

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What a 3PL should be looking for in a Yard Management Software and Why

Apr 6, 2020 12:21:39 PM / by Kimberly Mertlich

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More than ever before, it’s crucial that our global supply chain is doing everything possible to streamline the, deconsolidation, fulfillment, distribution, and delivery processes. With so many software solutions available, it can be challenging to differentiate between what will work best for your company and where you might need to streamline your operations. Have you considered the impact of your current yard management processes? Do you have a yard management software solution? If not, there are several areas to consider. We’ve narrowed down four areas 3PL providers should look for when shopping around for a YMS (Yard management system).

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Chemical Manufacturing: How to Embrace Digital Transformation

Mar 18, 2020 11:59:18 AM / by Kimberly Mertlich

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Embracing change in the chemical manufacturing industry is just what is needed to keep up in such a volatile and dynamic environment. With so many challenges facing the industry, how do manufacturers stay productive? Below are challenges facing the industry today and how manufacturers can embrace digital transformation.

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Automotive: Why you need an automated yard management software system

Feb 28, 2020 4:41:14 PM / by Kimberly Mertlich

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The automotive supply chain is a network of suppliers working together to manufacture cars, trucks and other vehicles with the help of automation and robotics. Minimizing costs and ensuring parts are tracked and arrive on time is just one of many challenges of automobile manufacturers. How exactly can you ensure parts arrive on schedule? How many are there, and where are they located? The global nature of the automotive industry makes this particular industry very complex and several software systems are necessary to manage the end to end process.

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5 Challenges of the Food and Beverage Industry in 2020 and How a Yard Management System (YMS) Can Help

Feb 10, 2020 12:11:59 PM / by Kimberly Mertlich

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In the United States alone, the food and beverage industry is expected to see an annual growth rate of 3.1% between 2020-2024 resulting in a market volume of $8,546 million by 2024. It’s no secret the food and beverage industry is growing, however new challenges in 2020 are causing companies to reinvest in better supply chain processes and possibly look at new supplier relationships.

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What is a yard management system (YMS)?

Jan 28, 2020 12:15:23 PM / by Kimberly Mertlich

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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.

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Retail: Benefits and Disadvantages of the Digital Price Tag: Is Electronic Shelf Labeling (ESL) worth your time?

Jan 9, 2020 1:02:23 PM / by Kimberly Mertlich

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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.

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Grocery: Is your dock ready for the future grocery store

Dec 12, 2019 9:57:54 AM / by Kimberly Mertlich

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Omnichannel ordering and fulfillment is just the beginning of where the grocery industry is headed. Grocery sales have doubled since 1992 coming in at $674 billion in 2017 alone. It’s clear that the grocery business is big and market players are coming in strong to revolutionize the way consumers shop. On the fulfillment side, this may lend itself to drastic changes in your supply chain.

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