Effective Yard Management for Retail

With the information from Time Slot Management for Retail, Yard Management ensures effective control of inbound vehicles on your property. Benefit from transparent procedures and maintain control over all vehicle movements to ensure even utilisation of your loading and unloading ramps and personnel while significantly reducing vehicle wait and processing times.

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Your advantages with Yard Management

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Optimisation of goods-in processes

Transparency, effective management and control of all vehicle movements.

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Optimum utilisation of existing resources

Closing gaps in the utilization and avoids idle time.

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Automated processes and communication

Minimisation of language barriers with international drivers.

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Delivery monitoring and vehicle calling

Existing call-up systems can be integrated without issues.

Central functions of our Yard Management system


Records and monitors all vehicles (without booked time slot) and documents the dispatch status.

Live Yardview

Appointments shown in a continuous timeline, with assignment of time slots to real-time capacities. Prioritizing of loading tasks is based on objective criteria place.

Resource management

Management and control of all existing technical and human resources.

Dashboards, indicators & evaluations

Clear visualisation of planned quantities and capacities compared to the currently received goods in real time. Indicators and evaluations on punctuality, wait and processing times can be generated automatically for each carrier or delivery.

Driver self-registration

Check-in and registration of the delivering drivers at the gate / receiving through a self-service solution in 22 languages.

Real Time Visibility

The estimated time of arrival (ETA) is displayed per unloading task in the Live Yardview. If the ETA exceeds the scheduled delivery time, an optimization proposal is determined.

Automated vehicle call-off

Vehicle management and call-off via system interface to in-house paging system (full integration) or via SMS directly to the driver’s mobile telephone (interface to the SMS service provider).

Master retail delivery challenges with Yard Management

Vehicles without time slot are invisible

Inbound vehicles that arrive without a booked time slot cannot be tracked in the system and cannot be included in subsequent evaluations. Yardbook records and monitors all vehicles, regardless of appointment status.

Integration solution for check-in and call-off

Avoid language barriers in registration and when calling off the trucks. Best-possible use of existing radio call and pager systems.

Difference between actual situation on the property and optimised delivery planning

Transfers the optimised plan from Time Slot Management into the actual loading situation at the dock. Short-notice intervention and rescheduling. Avoid utilisation gaps and idle times.

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Effective Yard Management solutions for retail loading docks. All product information at a glance.


Yard Management optimises utilisation and processing times

Experience of our retail customers

Detailed Yard Management. It doesn’t start when the vehicle drives up to the warehouse gate, but is already integrated into Time Slot Management. A comprehensive booking logic is stored there, which goes much deeper than many other retail companies – namely, down to the article level.”

Director of Logistics at Rossmann

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