The yard is the place where warehousing and distribution converge and plays a fundamental role in ensuring speed and efficiency throughout the supply chain.
However yard operations are often messy and inefficient: on average, 63% of truck drivers spend more than 3 hours waiting to load or unload their cargo and detention times of six hours or more increased by 27.4% in 2018, according to the American Transportation Research Institute. The COVID-19 pandemic has all the more highlighted how warehouses and their yards struggle to handle spikes in order volumes in times of crisis. In recent months with panic buying on the rise, yards across the globe faced never before seen queues of trucks and prolonged wait times, high retention costs and increased difficulty for the workforce in prioritizing urgent loads.
Companies have been increasingly investing in warehouse and transportation technologies; but these numbers show that organizations cannot fully profit from them if they neglect to also invest in gaining visibility across their yards and in streamlining yard operations.
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