project44 Launches ‘Yard Solutions’ to Transform Slot Booking, Yard Visibility, and Yard Management Processes

Unified platform elevates yard operations by reducing manual processes, human errors and overall costs

CHICAGO (March 10, 2022) – project44, the leading supply chain visibility platform, today announced the launch and immediate availability of Yard Solutions, a comprehensive set of dock, yard and asset management capabilities, designed to improve efficiency and automate yard operations from a single platform. project44’s Yard Solutions suite includes three offerings: Slot Booking, Yard Visibility and Yard Management. Unlike traditional yard solutions, which are hampered by legacy technology and difficult to fully integrate with the broader supply chain ecosystem, project44’s solution and API-first architecture provides real-time location tracking and uses IoT automation to improve yard inefficiencies.

“Moving goods efficiently and with discrete visibility through yards can be a challenge,” said Kiruba Raja, General Manager of Yard Solutions at project44. “Our innovative Yard Solutions enable shippers and logistics service providers to reduce time in overall gate management workflows, lower costs spent on yard equipment and optimize processes in the warehouse, such as load prioritization and dock door assignments.”

Powered by project44’s real-time tracking and predictive ETAs, Yard Solutions’ three new offerings, Slot Booking, Yard Visibility and Yard Management help facility and operations managers:

  • Enable self-service for the carrier arrival and departure processes
  • Improve operational efficiency within the facility by configuring tasks and automating the trailer load and unload process with loading dock management
  • Streamline yard operations by orchestrating tasks and collaboration of dock workers and drivers through spotter and live driver management
  • Enhance yard forecasting and planning processes using predictive ETAs with real-time updates on trailer status ensuring dock doors and facility personnel are fully utilized
  • Utilize enriched data to run reports and advanced analytics across single or multiple yards to understand how many appointments came per day, quantity of trailers arrived, drivers incurring wait times and more

Yard Solutions integrates directly with project44’s first, middle and last mile offerings to unify disjointed supply chain processes into a single view. When connected with other project44 solutions – such as OTR visibility – customers gain the ability to make smarter upstream transportation decisions.

“Adding slot booking, yard visibility, and yard management capabilities to our market-leading supply chain visibility platform provides our customers with even greater end-to-end real-time tracking of their goods,” said Vernon O’Donnell, Chief Product Officer of project44. “By enhancing the fulfillment process and improving yard efficiency, those organizations can deliver an optimal customer experience from start to finish.”

To learn more about project44’s Yard Solutions, visit project44’s website.