what is a yard management system

A yard management system (YMS) is a system or solution software used to monitor and manage the real-time movements within the warehouse yard, tracking where trailers are as they move or are parked for later processing. Often, a YMS will be used alongside a warehouse management system (WMS) and/or a transportation management system (TMS) to allow for faster and even more accurate tracking of trailers and inventory while also providing increased visibility into both workforce and warehouse operations.