We at Yard Management Solutions know the challenges our customers face because we come from a logistics background. Our Yard Management Software was created to overcome a technological gap we saw in the shipping facilities and transportation operations around the world. We offer the highest quality Yard Management Software, the best support, the most enjoyable user experience, and the most competitive prices because we believe our customers deserve nothing less. Every technological innovation and new software feature is created with our customers’ needs in mind and we tailor every aspect of the software to each of our clients' unique operations.

Below we've compiled a series of blog posts to help answer questions about yard management and the benefits it can bring to your operation. Questions? Click here to reach out to our team.


  • What is Yard Management?
    Yard management is the process by which logistics and supply chain operations manage and track their shipping yards. Yard management is typically focused on the area between the entry gate and warehouse dock doors, though it can extend between separate facilities and inside the warehouse or distribution center as well. Yard management is critical for organizations looking to increase operational efficiency while minimizing costs to their facility.
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  • What is a Yard Management System?
    Many logistics organizations rely on a Warehouse Management System and Transportation Management System to stay organized and ensure their company meets its goals. Similar to these, a Yard Management System (YMS) is focused on bringing increased visibility, organization, and efficiencies to the shipping yard.
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  • What is Yard Management Software?
    Yard management software provides the benefits of a yard management system in an easy to learn, simple to use software package. While other logistics software focuses on bringing benefits to the warehouse or transportation process, yard management software ensures ever truck, container, or vehicle entering your shipping yard is tracked and accounted for.
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  • What is Dock Scheduling?
    Dock scheduling refers to managing and controlling the flow of shipments to and from dock doors at your warehouse, distribution center, or shipping facility. Dock scheduling ensures all shipments arrive at the dock doors at the right time, providing reduced dwell times and improved visibility both in the yard and warehouse.
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  • What is an Automatic Gate System?
    An automatic gate system provides secure 24/7 access in and out of your facility while removing the need for personnel at the gate. Recently, shipping facilities have identified the automatic gate system as a critical asset to maximizing yard efficiencies while minimizing costs. An automatic gate system utilizes a touchscreen kiosk to provide drivers with a simple user interface.
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  • What is a Bulk Transloading System?
    A bulk transloading system provides all the benefits and functionality of a yard management system while being customized to fit the operational flow of a bulk transloading organization. A bulk transloading system provides visibility of your bulk transloading operation including rail, storage, over the road drivers, dray drivers, bookings, the master load plan, and more.
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  • What is Yard Management Solutions?
    Broadly speaking, yard management solutions are methods used to manage and track shipping yards. For example, yard management solutions include tools like yard management software and dock scheduling. Yard management solutions help shipping, distribution, and production operations increase efficiencies of your operation while eliminating challenges that cost time and money.
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Is your operation looking for a dedicated yard management system?

Yard Managment Solutions provides industry-leading yard management software with cutting-edge tools and software features. Our web-based system is housed in the cloud, which means you have visibility of your yard from anywhere in the world. Our software is the only award-winning YMS, recongized industry-wide for having the easiest interface with maximum visibility. See our easy-to-learn, simple-to-use software for yourself: schedule a live software demo here.