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March 10, 2023 | Insights

Save Time on Fact Finding with Shuntware®

March 10, 2023 | Insights

If you work in yard management, you know that time is money. Every second spent on fact-finding is time taken away from operations that move business forward. Even the smallest efficiencies found in yard operations can have a huge impact in the larger supply chain. 

According to industry research, approximately 85% of logistics and supply chain professionals believe that yard management is a key area for operational improvement. In addition, many distribution centers struggle with visibility and communication across their yard operations. The research also shows that over 60% of logistics providers have difficulties accessing real-time information on yard activities, which can lead to inefficiencies and delays.

The good news is that implementing a yard management software like Shuntware® can make a significant difference. In fact, our data shows that implementing a yard management system can lead to an average of 15% reduction in yard labor costs, a 20% improvement in trailer utilization, and a 25% reduction in detention times.

By improving visibility, communication, and efficiency, a yard management tool like Shuntware can help distribution centers reduce costs, improve customer service, and enhance safety across their operations. It can also help drive:

  • Increased capacity: With improved yard operations, distribution centers can increase their capacity to handle more shipments and reduce delays caused by inefficient operations.
  • Better inventory management: With real-time visibility into yard operations, distribution centers can better manage their inventory, reduce stockouts, and avoid overstocking.
  • Enhanced safety: With automated data capture and real-time visibility, yard managers can identify safety hazards and prevent accidents, reducing the risk of injury and property damage.

There are two main features of Shuntware that fuel faster, more effective fact-finding in any yard. The first is Yard View, a tool that gives you powerful site-wide snapshots that allows you to make quick business decisions. The other is Yard Check, a game-changer when it comes to saving time and reducing errors. Both tools are essential for the efficient coordination of all yard activity.  


Yard Check: Real-Time Equipment Status at Your Fingertips

The Yard Check window in Shuntware is a powerful tool that allows door operators to see a full picture of equipment statuses when coordinating moves, including the ability to:

  • View full or partial yard inventory to validate equipment location and attributes
  • Verify fuel level and temperature settings
  • Capture photographs of trailer damage identified

With the newest Shuntware updates, you no longer have to switch between screens with long load times to piece together this information. The data you need to drive maximum efficiency is now available on-demand and in one place.  


Yard View: Streamlined Data, Maximum Yard Visibility

Yard View provides a site-wide status snapshot of all operations with dynamic filtering options including zone, carrier, equipment type, load property, and customer specific category. With a simple drag-and-drop mobility, operators can request moves quickly and easily, while also being able to view trailer attributes and make modifications in real-time. Like Yard Check, Yard View brings all relevant data into one place and eliminates the need to navigate through complicated menus or systems.


Leveraging Innovative YMS to Help You Stay Competitive

Overall, the benefits of implementing a yard management tool like Shuntware are clear. By reducing costs, improving efficiency, and enhancing safety, Shuntware can help distribution centers stay competitive in a fast-paced industry. This is just one of the tools we leverage to deliver industry leading yard management logistics. 

Shuntware allows us to provide an end-to-end approach backed by real-time data that not only allows your business to focus on core competencies, but helps to drive powerful business decisions and reinforces you as a strong supply chain partner.

To find out if Shuntware is the right solution for your distribution center, schedule a free demo with one of our experts. We’ll give you an inside look at Yard View, Yard Check, and other new features that we’re building to power supply chains throughout North America.