Yard Management

Best-in-class truck and trailer yard management solution with real time location system and automated tasking

8%-10%​ of Annual Transportation Budgets are Wasted Due to Yard Inefficiencies*

 

The ​Digital Yard™ is a multi-mode rail and truck yard management software solution for liquid and dry bulk shippers and receivers. Kaleris offers the ideal platform for industrial shippers to manage logistics operations and inventory management workflows at production plants, terminals, and transload facilities with the bottom line in mind. 

The Kaleris platform provides plant and terminal managers the visibility they need to control inventory movements—inbound, outbound, and on-site.  Digital Yard™ provides a single source of inventory quantity, status, and storage location from one to multiple facilities.

*State Of Yard Management Report, Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM

10 Million

Gate Moves

350

Fortune 1,000 Shippers

91 K

Connected Carriers

300+

Truck Yards

40+

Industry Awards

Kaleris Standard YMS

 

As a global leader in yard management solutions since 2004, Kaleris YMS offers a broad range of solutions that are trusted by leading brands and offer unique capabilities for real-time location systems, automated gate check-in, task automation, and more.

Whether you’re looking to solve challenges for a large enterprise or a single-site yard, we have a solution for yards of all shapes and sizes.

Why the Digital Yard approach? It’s simple: YMS eliminates manual workflows and improves operational visibility for accelerated supply chain execution.

 

The Kaleris Standard YMS provides:

  • Complete visibility across your network
  • Real-time yard capacity & availability data
  • Yard network performance metrics to support data-driven business decisions
  • Views of network-wide carrier contracted capability & availability
  • Accessorial charge prevention & dispute support across all facilities
  • Improved customer service / OTIF Metrics
  • Carrier contract management & reduced freight rates

Level Up Standard YMS With...

Tasking YMS

Tasking YMS includes all of the features of the Standard YMS above, with the addition of GPS tracking of yard and shuttle trucks, creating tasks, and automating moves. Tasking YMS includes scheduling, releasing, and assigning from a single location.

RTLS YMS

RTLS YMS (real-time location system) includes all of the features of the Standard and Tasking YMS with the addition of real-time location information, automated check-in/out, automated location determination, move validation, and move generation.

Is it time to modernize and automate your yard management operations?

For many companies, the answer is a resounding Yes!

Download The Supply Chain Executive’s Guide to Yard Management Systems:

How to Evaluate, Select, and Successfully Implement a YMS

 

Gain Velocity at the Gate

Driver Pre-Check-In

Drivers have the option to check in ahead of their scheduled arrival via:

  • Driver Pre-Check-In App
  • Drive-Up Kiosk
  • Walk-Up Kiosk
  • Phone Call 

Less wait at the gate = higher gate velocity = higher facility productivity. 

Kiosks

Kaleris YMS does not let labor shortages or manual errors slow your gate down. With Kaleris kiosks, drivers can check in at their convenience in the language THEY need. Once a driver completes the kiosk check-in process, they will receive an RFID tag and instructions on trailer placement. Kaleris YMS automates the planning process for quick and efficient yard movements. No more spreadsheets. No more missing assets. No more gate congestion.

RTLS

RTLS (real-time location system) provides live information, automated check-in/out, automated location determination, move validation, and move generation.

With your entire yard connected through an intuitive, integrative, automated system like Kaleris YMS with RTLS… your days of yard chess are over.

Digital Yard™ Features

Gate Management

The gate system can be manned or unmanned in managing inbound and outbound rail and truck shipments. This automatic process streamlines gate procedures and increases the velocity of gate check-in and check-out of yard tractor-trailers, yard trucks, shuttle trucks, tractors, and drivers up to 100%.

 

Yard Truck, Rail & Shuttle Management 

Through an in-cab touch monitor, Kaleris facilitates two-way communication between the traffic managers and the drivers to assign, prioritize, and confirm tractor-trailer move tasks. Additionally, yard managers can solve yard management challenges by monitoring the location of the yard and shuttle trucks in real time.

 

Carrier Collaboration Manufacturer to Final Destination

Carriers gain real-time visibility over assets in their customer yards and can make gate appointments online 24/7, eliminating the need for frequent phone calls and faxes. Carriers can also perform live inventory checks, view current load status, and obtain historical records of asset activities.

 

Real-time Visibility

Real-time location systems (RTLS) enable users to track and locate yard assets in real time using passive RFID, GPS, and other sensors. All the information collected is presented in an easy-to-use, cloud-based system. Automate railcar movement tracking with AEI fixed and mobile device integration.

Reports & Analytics

A robust collection of more than 100 standard reports and dashboards are available within our Digital Yard™ including recent arrivals, departures, and yard capacity. See empties by the carrier, which can be augmented by custom reports. Reports can be exported by yard managers to Excel or scheduled to be run at predetermined times.

 

Seamless Integration

Digital Yard™ software enhances the value of existing warehouse management systems (WMS), transportation management systems (TMS), and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems through easy integration and the provision of real-time visibility and data via web API.

 

Reefer Management

Records refrigerated trailer information including temperature, fuel level, and operating status. Alerts operators to ensure regular checks are performed on all reefer trailers at a facility and all necessary and important information is recorded.

 

Dock Management

Digital Yard™ provides a graphical view of dock doors, showing yard asset details and the ability to initiate moves to and from the door. Additionally, the Digital Yard™ includes Dock Scheduling capabilities, which are used as an inbound load planning tool by yard managers or trading partners.

Who We Serve

3rd Party Logistics

Streamline visibility, communications, and collaboration with carriers

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Manufacturing

Schedule shipments, get real-time visibility into trailer location and monitor load status

Explore manufacturing

Retail

Speed shipments through a smooth yard management process, ensuring time-to market is a priority

Retail

Automotive

Utilize RTLS to track inventory in the yard for efficient yard movements and more...

Explore Automotive

Food & Beverage

With Reefer Management Capabilities, Kaleris allows integrations to keep your yard assets ready on a moments notice.

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Consumer Goods

Our Yard Management System [YMS] ensures that you know which products are in which trailer so you can replenish warehouse stocks at a moment’s notice by directing trailer moves to the correct doors.

Explore Consumer Goods

Don't Just Take Our Word For It...

Kaleris YMS Gives Global Apparel Manufacturer Up-to-the-Minute Data on its Yard Operations

“We began achieving our goals of improved visibility and increased driver efficiency right out of the gate.”

 

-A.G., Project Lead

Carhartt Case Study

Specialty Retailer Deploys Kaleris YMS to Eliminate Manual Yard Checks, Gain Real-Time Visibility, and Save Money.

“[Kaleris YMS] automation has moved us beyond walking the yard with a clipboard and flashlight.”

 

-S.M., Director of Domestic Logistics

RIYADH DRY PORT – Case study

Kraft Improves visibility and gains efficiencies with Kaleris yard management system

“Certainly from a corporate perspective, it helps us to get a little bit more of a pulse on what’s going on out in the field”

-Kelly Rae, Associate Director, Route-to-Market

Kraft Heinz Case Study

Industry Awards

Kaleris and our customers have received more than 40 industry awards over the years

Additional Resources

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