To achieve greater efficiencies in your supply chain, you must increase real-time visibility. While many companies have made significant investments to manage warehouses and track transportation assets, few realize that transportation delays take place not on the road, but while assets are still in the yards at the distribution centers, warehouses and manufacturing plants.
At the 2011 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference the results of their industry research showed that the number one imperative for supply chain executives today is supply chain efficiency and a key impediment to that goal is the lack of real-time visibility information.*
Closing the visibility gap that commonly exists in the yards has become the next imperative for companies seeking to become best in class in their supply chain logistics performance.
What key questions will be addressed?
- Latest trends in yard management systems.
- How lack of visibility in the yards impacts the whole supply chain, inventory levels, and order cycles.
- What industry leading companies are doing to solve this challenge.
- How technology is enabling global companies to gain real-time visibility to their trailers and shipments across the supply chain, increases trailer utilization, and reduces labor and fuel costs.
– Dwight Klappich, VP, Research, Gartner
– Aleks Gollu, Ph.D., CTO and Founder, PINC Solutions
*Chad Eschinger, Dwight Klappich, “Lessons Learned from the 2011 Gartner Supply Chain Management User Wants and Needs Study.”, Gartner Inc., 2011, p.5, p.7.