It’s situated outside the four walls of a warehouse, a functional holding ground for trailers waiting to make deliveries or for the next assignment.
It is the trailer yard, the conduit between transportation logistics and warehouse management.
Although serving as temporary outdoor storage for incoming inventory, and providing the final step in order processing for all outbound shipments, the yard—a virtual outdoor extension of the warehouse—is critical to the movement of products in the supply chain.
As such, companies see yard management becoming strategically important to the success of their supply chains. However, with this shift a new layer of challenges has emerged: inadequate yard jockey productivity, a lack of visibility and tracking of yard inventory, bottlenecks at the entrance, and excessive paperwork, among them.
- Faster gate processing, which gets trailers to the dock quicker and moves goods more efficiently
- Exact trailer locations, which eliminates timely yard searches for specific trailers or trailer types
- Automatic yard inventories performed by yard jockeys during their regular yard movements
- Reduced time & labor whether inputting trailer data, looking for trailer information, monitoring carrier schedules or other arduous tasks
- Eliminate human error when processing trailers, moving trailers, etc.