The internet has changed the way products are being moved to different parts of the world. Sites like Amazon are now worth billions of dollars. This only means that more than ever, people are buying products online. A lot of malls are even closing due to this trend. In terms of shipping, the demand is so much higher today.
In fact, one of the biggest challenges for distribution centers and warehouses is to automate the process of getting products in and out of their yard. A lot of yard management is still done by pen and paper, or perhaps with manual spreadsheets. These outdated methods are more time consuming and less accurate when it comes to monitoring what goes in and out of the yard. This can be a big problem given the number of hours wasted doing unnecessary things. That’s where Exotrac Yard Management Software comes in handy.
Exotrac Yard Management Software helps yard management better handle the number of trucks and trailers that go in and out of their property. By implementing advanced yard management software, it is possible for yards to reap a multitude of benefits. There are expected financial benefits as well as overall improvement of efficiency in manpower and other resources.
Improve overall safety in the yard
Employee wellbeing should always be a priority for management. Unfortunately, when yards utilize pen and paper in managing the entire yard, frequently they have no other choice but to send an employee out to the yard to hunt down a trailer or container. Once you have an employee roaming around, this can already be a risk.
Exotrac Yard Management Software eliminates the need for someone to manually locate the trailers and containers. Management will be able to use the software to pinpoint the location of anything that enters the yard, or know exactly when it left.
Reduced capital investment in terms of transportation
One of the most common signs of inefficiency is when the yard is required to have more yard trucks than necessary to get their trailers and containers in and out of the dock doors. With the help of an effective yard management system, it is possible to optimize yard moves and accomplish more with fewer trucks.
This optimized efficiency can also result in fewer trailers in the yard. Trailers and containers are more readily available for over the road carriers to pick up. Adding yard management software has been shown to reduce trailer pool count by as much as 15%.
Awareness of what is inside each trailer
Keeping track of items inside trailers and containers can be quite difficult without the help of software. Employees may frequently have to go out to the yard, open the trailer, and check what is inside. Someone may write it down somewhere, but that isn’t reliable. This can be avoided when Exotrac’s Yard Management Software is utilized. Management can see exactly which trailer has the item they’re looking for, and can find precisely where it is.
Increase driver productivity and accountability
The software can be installed as mobile app on a driver’s smartphone. Drivers receive a notification when a trailer is requested to be moved by the warehouse, including: the exact trailer to be moved, its precise current location and exactly where it is to be dropped. This speeds up the process of communicating between the warehouse and drivers and nearly eliminates the time it takes for drivers to find the trailers they need to move, as well as keeping a complete record of all these events.
Reduced waiting time at the warehouse
Another benefit of a yard management system is that it helps reduce the waiting time for over the road drivers. They know exactly where to go and when. Scheduling is a breeze, which makes it possible to reduce bottlenecks at the gate.
A lot of yards deal with the fact that they just can’t expand their space. The cost of real estate, especially in ideal locations, can be prohibitively expensive. Management has no other choice but to find a way to do more with the space they already have.
Update and share information easily
One of the problems with pen and paper and manual spreadsheets is that it becomes difficult for everyone to see the most current information. Using Yard Management Software, it is possible for anyone to update the software and for everyone to see the most current information within seconds.
If you have any questions, you call contact Exotrac at (212) 989-0171
Company Name: Exotrac
Contact Person: John
Phone: (212) 989-0171
Address:70 east sunrise highway Suite 500
City: Valley Stream
Country: United States