DateWednesday, April 14, 2021
Time10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

What You Will Learn

The COVID-19 pandemic made agility, flexibility, and responsiveness even more critical for supply chain success. Manufacturers, retailers, and distributors have been forced to quickly adapt their supply chain networks and processes to new market realities.

As the uncertainties with customer expectations and demands, unstable freight capacity, and ever-changing guidance from governments and public health authorities continue, trailer and container yards at distribution centers and manufacturing plants are playing a vital role as mechanisms to expedite shipments, support corporate sustainability goals, and reduce costs.

Also, facilities continue to be forced to optimize driver and truck turnaround times while becoming a “Shipper of Choice” as hours of service constraints cause carriers to be more selective.

At the enterprise level, logistics executives are looking for ways to automatically optimize the flow of goods into and out of their facilities and to efficiently manage yard capacities, trailer pool availability, yard service providers, transportation contracts, and accessorial charges from an enterprise perspective.

We will share how the world's largest brands are leveraging IoT sensors, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies, and advanced software capabilities to gain real-time visibility, automate yard orchestration, and significantly reduce transportation costs across their distribution networks.

Key Takeaways

This session will address the following questions to help organizations understand how they can improve transportation execution and reduce transportation costs across the enterprise:

- Why is now the time to rethink yard management for the enterprise?
- How does effective yard management impact transportation and warehouse management?
- What value do digital yard management systems drive to the enterprise?
- How do you know if you are a leader or a laggard in yard management?


Matt Yearling PINC

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