What is Yard Management


A system, often available as a WMS add-on module that provides visibility into which trailers and related inventory are in the “yard.” Based on WMS instructions, the movements of the trailers and other assets can be managed, moving to inbound (loaded containers) or outbound (empty) trailers to a dock door, often in a “drag-and-drop” fashion.  The YMS can also manage the entry and exit of trucks into and out of the yard. This is closely related to the concept of “dock door management.”