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Are Your Yards Connected to the Supply Chain Ecosystem?

Matt Yearling
by Matt Yearling on Jun 21, 2017 6:14:13 PM

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By definition, an ecosystem is a group of interconnected elements, formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment. The same concept applies in the supply chain, where networks of organizations—including manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, retailers, customers, and carriers—are all involved in the hands-on delivery of a specific product or service, and your yard supply chain management is a vital part of the specialized logistics ecosystem.

While few would argue the important role that the manufacturing plant, warehouse, distribution center, and transportation channel play in getting goods from the raw material stage to the end user, at least one link in that chain is consistently ignored or overlooked. That’s because for the most part, yard management methods are still manual data capturing and processing processes. This reality of yard supply chain management inefficiency is creating significant challenges in today’s fast-paced, omni-channel distribution environment where smaller and smaller orders are expected to reach their final destinations within ever-shrinking windows of time.

In the article titled Is Your Yard Ready to Join the Digital Revolution?, I stressed some of the key yard management challenges organizations are facing today. Corporations have made significant investments in managing their transportation and warehouse assets using transportation and warehouse applications. They now realize that without real-time, accurate trailer and shipment status information across their facilities, they cannot gain full value for these technology investments. For instance, without agile yard supply chain management, delays can mount, meaning production down time for manufacturing operations, product spoilage if handling perishable goods, lost opportunities caused by stock-out for retailers, or credibility issues with carriers and customers.

For more information on the Supply Chain Ecosystem, contact us today. PINC specializes in helping yards and warehouses improve and increase their management systems.

Click here to learn four ways you can make the yard a crucial part of your supply chain.

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Matt Yearling
Written by Matt Yearling
CEO PINC Solutions. Matt Yearling joined PINC Solutions as chief executive officer in March 2013 and is responsible for the overall strategic and operational management of the company. He has an extensive 25 year track record of developing and bringing to market ERP, CRM, supply chain and security business solutions across the global SMB, enterprise, healthcare and public sector market segments. Most recently, Matt 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. Prior to Symantec, Matt was the senior vice president of Global CRM Product Development at Sage Inc., where he was responsible for the entire CRM product family, cloud solutions, mobility, platform development, in addition to owning a number of strategic technology initiatives across Sage Group. Prior to Sage, he served as the senior vice president and chief technology officer for Embarcadero Systems Corp (a Ports America company), where he delivered a variety of cloud solutions to many of the world’s largest transportation supply chain companies. Matt also spent over 15 years at Oracle Corporation holding several executive roles before becoming vice president of Oracle On Demand where he enabled it to become Oracle's fastest growing line-of-business. Matt holds a HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Plymouth, England, and a MS in Technology Management from Pepperdine University.
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