yard management system (YMS) definition

Contributor(s): Brenda Cole

A yard management system (YMS) is a software system designed to oversee the movement of trucks and trailers in the yard of a manufacturing facility, warehouse, or distribution center. YMS provides real-time information on the location of trailers in the yard and allows yard employees to move trailers from staging to docks to fill orders in an efficient manner.

YMS is often used in conjunction with warehouse management systems (WMS) and transportation management systems (TMS). It may also have radio frequency identification  (RFID) technology built in for faster and more accurate tracking.

This was first published in January 2012

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