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Dock Door Management

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YMS solutions can have a significant impact on the cost of labour working the dock doors at supply chain facilities of up to 25% of the labour cost. This is accomplished primarily by the ability to switch out trailers and plug dock doors in a timely fashion, not leaving labour on the docks underutilised. Thus, it is important that the YMS synchronises the yard activities with the demands of the warehouse.


A higher functioning YMS can plan the trailer dock exchanges for a full shift of work or more by using configu¬rable business rules that instruct switchers on the order in which to pull and replace trailers from dock doors.

The YMS must be capable of recognising when plan deviations occur and automatically adjust to these situ¬ations through proper execution decisions. Additionally, a YMS should allow manual intervention for those exceptions that cannot be handled automatically. A YMS should provide the capability to create templates of rules applicable to a set of dock doors for specific time periods. This functionality provides value to facilities which periodically change dock door setups. For example, templates can be used to accommodate doors that alternate between receiving and shipping functions, or when door functions change between peak and non-peak periods

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Yard Management

The implementation of a yard management system (YMS) must result in operational excellence and bring value to the operation. The major segments of the yard…

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Gate Management

The Gate presents the first of many challenges a trailer faces when arriving at a yard. This is the point of initial interaction and communications between the carrier…

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Yard Operations

The functions for planning, managing and executing activities of a yard determine the amount of value that a YMS solution brings to an operation. Yard software…

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Switcher Productivity

In higher functioning YMS solutions, trailer move commands are issued wirelessly to switchers using ruggedised computers mounted inside the switcher cabs…

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