Advanced Yard Management Tool Extends Inventory Management Beyond the Four Walls of the Warehouse
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (May 22, 2002) -Today at DC/EXPO, HighJump Software, the premier provider of the industry`s most adaptable, Internet-powered supply chain execution (SCE) solutions that manage and optimize inventory across the supply chain, announced the release of Yard Advantage™. Yard Advantage can operate as a stand-alone system or can be fully integrated into SCE and/or warehouse management solutions, such as HighJump`s supply chain execution suite, to increase the visibility and effectiveness of the entire supply chain. With the ability to extend the activities involved in inventory management beyond the warehouse, this comprehensive yard management tool increases operational efficiency by coordinating and optimizing physical product movement as it arrives in the yard and is introduced into the warehouse or distribution center.
As a browser-based solution, Yard Advantage readily facilitates the exchange of real-time information across the enterprise and on mobile computing devices, which enables managers to prioritize even the busiest yard operations with accurate data. The net result: improved customer service as businesses are better positioned to synchronize their supply and demand cycles with faster and more precise inventory processing, increased fill rates and shortened cycle times.
"To maintain competitive advantage, it is essential for businesses today to maximize efficiency at every possible step within the supply chain," says Craig Levinsohn, vice president of marketing of HighJump Software. "Yard Advantage ensures that our customers can extend their control beyond the traditional scope of warehouse inventory operations into the yard-a crucial determinate of their ability to address customer demand quickly and cost-effectively."
According to Levinsohn, Yard Advantage does for the yard what Warehouse Advantage® does for the warehouse. "In reality, operational efficiency and the smooth flow of materials in and out of the warehouse are totally dependent on what happens in the yard. Our customers will realize significant operational improvements, such as optimized inventory management, lower inventory levels, shorter order cycle times and better fill rates."
Key Features of Yard Advantage
Dock Appointment Management provides a central point of visibility for appointment details such as date, time, dock location, carrier name, appointment type and appointment status.
Cross-Dock Opportunities are highlighted for the manager to maximize the throughput of the warehouse and minimize costly exceptions.
Gate Check-in and Check-out provides security and control over all trucks entering and leaving the yard.
Yard Jockey Moves are driven with radio frequency (RF) terminals, keeping the yard jockeys active and productive in the movement of trailers within the yard.
Metrics and Performance Tracking provide vendor compliance and yard performance metrics.
About HighJump Software
Founded in 1983, HighJump Software is the premier provider of the industry`s most adaptable, Internet-based supply chain execution (SCE) solutions that deliver competitive advantage to manufacturers, distributors and third-party logistics companies. HighJump Software offers SCE solutions that can be easily and precisely tuned to fit the operational needs of a wide range of organizations from midsize to large companies and divisions of the Fortune 1000. HighJump`s SCE systems are in use at more than 700 companies today. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn., HighJump Software can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com ; by phone at 877.445.4403; or by visiting the Web site at http://www.highjumpsoftware.com.