A Practical Guide to Purchasing and Implementing a Yard Management System

Recent technological advances have allowed for the evolution of Yard Management Systems into a solution that almost any company can benefit from.

By · September 6, 2017

Recent technological advances have allowed for the evolution of Yard Management Systems into a solution that almost any company can benefit from. These systems now offer much potential for operational efficiency, cost savings and an improved bottom line.


This practical guide aims to help inform the decision to implement a YMS, from investigation, to scoping, to vendor selection and implementation:

  • Who needs a Yard Management System
  • Specific areas where YMS can optimize operations
  • What to look for when evaluating a YMS
  • Vendor evaluation checklist
  • ROI considerations
  • Blueprint for a successful implementation

Hopefully, with all this information at your fingertips, you'll be prepared to plan, convince and successfully implement a system of your own.

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