Yard Management Logistics is the practice of safely and efficiently coordinating all of the moving parts within your yard/distribution center. When executed properly, yard management logistics eliminates wasted space, human resources, and unnecessary liability.
Condensing all the activity within your yard into quickly digestible real-time data enables you and your logistics team to not only make adjustments as soon as they’re needed, it also gives you the ability to accurately forecast your future needs.
Shunting is what happens when a shunt truck pins to a designated trailer, and moves the trailer to a predetermined location within the yard. Shunting is the ongoing process of shunt trucks moving trailers to and from designated locations in and around the yard.
The terms shunting, spotting, and jockeying are often used interchangeably, which can lead to confusion. They all refer to a closely related family of supply chain activities that involve short-distance hauling and/or temporary relocation of trailers.
On average, NSSL’s equipment is less than 2-3 years old. As an organization, we invest heavily in new and late model equipment to ensure the most efficient, error-free yard operation possible. Many companies that claim to offer similar services to NSSL use older equipment to cut costs, which often leads to mechanical failures and delays within the yard.
Typically, the minimum distance for shuttling services would be 2 kilometers, with the maximum distance being as much as 20 kilometers.
To maximize efficiency, NSSL will generally use day-cab trucks for our shuttling services as shunting trucks are governed and restricted to speeds under 30 km/h.
Yes. All NSSL employees are required to supply a background check before they join our team.
All NSSL employees working in a security capacity are required to have valid security training and licensing, based on the regions they will be operating in.
That is totally fine. We have multiple resources that can work directly with your internal field managers to achieve your yard’s goals.
Yes. All of our field managers possess in cab experience, and a valid A-Z license.
Field managers are typically on-site daily to assist with everything from scheduling to supply chain troubleshooting.
The truth is, you don’t. However, if NSSL is operating on-site, you’ll receive optimal results by pairing our Operations team’s expertise with the system they know best: Shuntware.
Yes, it can be. As Shuntware has evolved, so has its ability to complement existing systems. Whether you’d like it to talk to your WMS (Warehouse Management Software), or an internally based software, Shuntware is EDI capable, and ready to work in conjunction with the programs your operation currently utilizes.
We’re prepared to integrate with any and all custom systems you have in place.
Typically, NSSL plans for a 2-3 month investment period to effectively implement a plan and assess a site. After the initial rollout, we start to develop creative scheduling, KPI tracking, and proactive approaches to build solutions and improve the current operational structure.