In the news
- PINC Solutions recognized as 2013 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics Magazine
- Logistics Management Magazine: RFID streamlines yard management, enhances visibility.
- Jean Murphy, Editor Emeritus of SupplyChainBrain, interviews Dr. Aleks Gollu at RILA Logistics 2013
- PINC Solutions Appoints Matt Yearling Chief Executive Officer
yard management system
Leader in advanced yard management systems (yms) recognized as one of the top technology companies in North America that supports and enables logistics excellence.
ALAMEDA, CA, May 15, 2013 - PINC Solutions, the leading provider of advanced yard management and supply chain solutions, has been recognized as Top 100 logistics IT provider by Inbound Logistics Magazine in 2013.
“Every April for the past 17 years, Inbound Logistics editors have selected 100 logistics technology companies that enable logistics and supply chain excellence. PINC Solutions was recognized by Inbound Logistics for leading the way in 2013 and positioning enterprises for the years ahead,” said Felicia Stratton, Editor at Inbound Logistics magazine. “PINC excels at providing solutions that drive supply chain excellence and answer IL readers' need for simplicity, ROI, and efficient implementation. Inbound Logistics is proud to honor PINC Solutions for continuing to offer our readers solutions that optimize logistics and supply chain excellence.”
“We are very excited to be selected as one of the top technology companies for supply chain management in North America,” said Dr. Aleks Gollu, CTO of PINC Solutions. “PINC’s goal is to facilitate commerce by enabling companies to move inventory faster through the supply chain. The secret? Make our customers’ yards more efficient and connected resulting in a more agile, predictable supply chain with much lower cost of operation.”
Every April, Inbound Logistics editors recognize 100 logistics IT companies that support and enable logistics excellence. Drawn from a pool of more than 300 companies, using questionnaires, phone calls, personal interviews, and other research, Inbound Logistics selects the Top 100 Logistics IT Providers who are leading the way in 2013. Editors seek to match readers' fast-changing needs to the capabilities of those companies selected. All companies selected reflect leadership by answering Inbound Logistics readers' needs for simplicity, ROI, and efficient implementation.
About Inbound Logistics
Inbound Logistics is the pioneering publication of demand-driven logistics practices, also known as supply chain management. IL's educational mission is to guide businesses to efficiently manage logistics, reduce and speed inventory, and neutralize transportation cost increases by aligning supply to demand and adjusting enterprise functions to support that paradigm shift. More information about demand-driven logistics practices is available at www.inboundlogistics.com.
About PINC Solutions
PINC Solutions is the leading provider of real-time supply chain asset visibility and advanced yard management management solutions, with Fortune-500 customers in manufacturing, retail, logistics, and transportation sectors. PINC has pioneered the development of cost-effective RTLS using passive RFID technologies that minimizes capital investment required in the infrastructure. PINC’s award-winning products are designed with a scalable architecture for businesses of any size, and are expandable with modular components as customers’ needs grow. Available as turnkey solutions with optional hosting and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), these systems have proven their value through immediate efficiency improvements in customers’ daily operations, typically generating positive ROIs in less than a year. For more information, please visit www.pincsolutions.com.
PINC Solutions: Rafael Granato (firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 510-474-7500)
ALAMEDA, CA – March 27, 2013 - PINC Solutions, a 2012 Gartner Supply Chain Management Cool Vendor and leader in advanced yard management and supply chain visibility solutions, today announced that they have appointed Matt Yearling as the company’s CEO. Yearling, who will lead the overall strategic direction of the company, including day-to-day operations, will also become a member of the board of directors.
Matt Yearling will succeed Alan Park, PINC Solutions Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, who was named interim CEO last November after Ken Colby asked to step down from the role of CEO for personal reasons.
“Matt came to our attention because of his strong product orientation, proven ability to lead top performing teams, and track record in delivering value to customers,” said Tench Coxe, managing partner at Sutter Hill Ventures and board member. “He will be a key enabler for PINC’s continued market expansion and growth.”
“PINC didn’t become the yard management and shipment visibility solution of the top supply chains in the world overnight,” commented Aleks Gollu, CTO and founder of PINC Solutions. “Matt brings the relevant experience, vision, and energy to ensure we will continue to exceed our customers’ expectations.”
Mr. Yearling has over 25 years of experience in developing and bringing to market world-class ERP, CRM, supply chain, mobile and security business solutions across the global SMB, enterprise, and public sector market segments. Most recently, Yearling was Vice President and General Manager of Encryption Products at Symantec Corporation where he delivered market-leading encryption offerings across the endpoint, cloud, and mobility product families. Previous roles included Senior Vice President of CRM at Sage Inc., Chief Technology Officer for Embarcadero Systems Corporation (a Ports America company), and Vice President of On Demand for Oracle Corporation.
“It’s clear that companies are already recognizing the agility, velocity, transparency and efficiency that PINC’s offerings provide,” said Matt Yearling, CEO of PINC Solutions. “We have phenomenal assets and a talented team. My goal is to build upon this strong platform to ensure our customers continue to be armed with the best technology and supply chain solutions in the market.”
About PINC Solutions
PINC Solutions is North America’s leading supplier of supply chain visibility and advanced yard management solutions with Fortune-500 customers in the manufacturing, retail, logistics, and transportation sectors. PINC has pioneered the development of cost-effective real-time location systems (RTLS) using passive RFID technology that minimizes capital investment required in the infrastructure. PINC’s award-winning products are designed with a scalable architecture for businesses of any size, and are expandable with modular components as customers needs grow. Available as turnkey solutions and delivered through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, these systems have proven their value through immediate efficiency improvements in customers’ daily operations, typically generating positive ROI in less than a year. To learn more about PINC Solutions, please visit www.pincsolutions.com.
Rafael Granato, Sr. Marketing Manager, PINC Solutions
+1 (510) 474-7500
Leading business publication includes the leader in advanced yard management systems on its annual list of software and technology providers.
ALAMEDA, CA, January 09, 2013 -- PINC Solutions, the leading supplier of supply chain visibility and advanced yard management solutions, was once again recognized as Food Logistics 100 technology and solution provider.
Each year, the editors of Food Logistics recognize 100 software and technology providers that help food and beverage manufacturers, foodservice distributors, and grocery retailers attain their business goals. The FL100 is comprised of software providers as well as equipment and technology companies whose products and services play a significant role in food and beverage supply chains.
"With the evolution of the food supply chain, software and technology providers are playing a more critical role in addressing needs such as end-to-end visibility and collaboration, traceability, regulatory compliance, risk management, sustainability, and cost containment," notes Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics. "Technology is the competitive differentiator for companies in our industry who need to stay ahead of dynamic changes in the marketplace."
"The supply chain industry is rapidly changing because of automated data capturing technologies such as RFID and Software-as-a-Service solutions. Because our customers have real-time visibility to their shipments and assets across their network of facilities and they can access that information online, they are able to better manage costs and increase efficiencies across the board," commented Dr. Aleks Gollu, CTO, PINC Solutions. "We are very honored with this recognition and we would like thank our customers for that."
About Food Logistics
Food Logistics is published by Cygnus Business Media, a leading diversified business-to-business media company. The publication serves the information needs of executives involved in various aspects of the food and beverage supply chain. Through our print and online products, we provide news, trends, and best practices that help more than 24,000 grocery and foodservice suppliers, distributors, and retailers make better business decisions. Visit us online at www.foodlogistics.com.
About PINC Solutions
PINC Solutions is North America's leading supplier of supply chain visibility and advanced yard management solutions with Fortune-500 customers in the manufacturing, retail, logistics, and transportation sectors. PINC has pioneered the development of cost-effective real-time location systems (RTLS) using passive RFID technology that minimizes capital investment required in the infrastructure. PINC's award-winning products are designed with a scalable architecture for businesses of any size, and are expandable with modular components as customers needs grow. Available as turnkey solutions and delivered through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, these systems have proven their value through immediate efficiency improvements in customers daily operations, typically generating positive ROI in less than a year. To learn more about PINC Solutions, please visitwww.pincsolutions.com.
PINC Solutions: Rafael Granato (email@example.com, +1 510-474-7500)
"Supermarket operator Supervalu is keeping a close eye on trailers at its Lancaster distribution center, via a radio frequency identification solution that tracks their locations without the use of any fixed readers. The company gathers its location data from passive RFID tags mounted on trailers and interrogators installed on yard trucks. Since its installation 18 months ago, the Yard Hound system, provided by PINC Solutions, has enabled the firm to reduce its fleet of trailers by approximately 70 vehicles, while also decreasing labor by 80 hours per week."
Five must-have features in a YMS
"Do you have a trailer logjam outside your distribution center that's slowing down operations? Are you using the trailers parked in your yard for overflow storage? Are you unable to quickly pinpoint which trailer has the goods that must be unloaded right away to fill an urgent order?" "...PINC Solutions, that use location technology to provide up-to-the-minute information on the whereabouts of a trailer."
The 5 features listed in the article are
1. Appointment scheduling.
3. User-defined rules.
4. Task management.
5. Event management integration.
DC Velocity does an excellent work educating the industry about the most current challenges and solutions. The five points mentioned in this article are definitely key when selecting a yard management solution. Industry experts have also been pointing out that without real-time visibility to trailers and shipments, companies will continue having time consuming yard audits, yard truck (“shunters”) drivers will continue wasting time trying to find where trailers are in the yards, and If the data entered in the system is not accurate, you are dealing with useless information, or as they say it in the industry “garbage in garbage out.”
Basic yard management systems, such as those that come with some WMS & TMS, or traditional yard management systems, such as the ones installed on-premise, are primarily focused on appointment scheduling and managing moves of trailers in the yard. It’s proven that these capabilities alone don’t solve the real challenges managers face in their yards. Additionally, in larger facilities these systems break down, since you simply cannot rely on user input alone to track the location of trailers and the status of shipments.
In larger facilities it is necessary to leverage data gathering automation, such as real-time location systems (RTLS), RFID and GPS, to increase velocity, push driver productivity, and to retain control over trailers and shipments. These systems have proven to be cost-effective, have low total cost of ownership, and provide rapid time to benefit.
Furthermore, if the goal is managing trailers and shipments, not just in one yard, but across the network and trading partner facilities to shorten cycle times, avoid manufacturing outages, avoid shrinkage, reduce inventory carrying and transportation costs, a hosted solution with automated data collection becomes imperative even in the smallest yard.
Lastly, enterprises like Kraft Foods, Kimberly-Clark, Exel, DSC Logistics, Supervalu, and many other Fortune-500 companies have realized that the yards, where trailers and shipments are dropped, were their last mile of the visibility gap in the supply chain. While they have made significant advances with their transportation and warehouse management systems, they have also realized that in the absence of real time, accurate trailer and shipment status information across their facilities, they could not really get full value for their investments.