The Synergy Between YMS and EVs

Synergy between YMS and EVs

Two innovations stand out in the quest for a more sustainable and efficient supply chain: Yard Management Systems (YMS) and Electric Vehicles (EVs). Each offers significant benefits individually but forms a powerful synergy that can revolutionize logistics operations.

By integrating YMS and EVs, companies can achieve unparalleled levels of sustainability and throughput, setting a new standard for the industry.

The Role of Yard Management Systems

Lazer’s Spotlight YMS is a sophisticated software solution designed by operators for operators to optimize the movement and storage of trucks and trailers within a distribution yard. It enhances operational efficiency by providing real-time visibility, automating processes, and facilitating better coordination among logistics components.

The Rise of Electric Vehicles in Logistics

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are rapidly gaining traction in the logistics sector due to their potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. EVs offer lower operating costs and quieter operations than traditional internal combustion engine vehicles, making them an attractive option for companies aiming to enhance sustainability.

Combining YMS and EVs for Sustainable Logistics

Reduced Carbon Footprint
With their zero tailpipe emissions, EVs are a game-changer in lowering the carbon footprint of transportation activities. When integrated with a YMS, the efficiency gains from reduced idling further decrease overall emissions. This powerful combination helps logistics companies meet stringent environmental regulations and reassures them about their ability to achieve corporate sustainability goals.

Optimized Charging Schedules
A YMS can intelligently manage the charging schedules of EVs within the yard. By coordinating charging times with vehicle availability and yard operations, the system ensures EVs are always ready for use without causing disruptions. This prevents overloading the grid during peak times.

Enhanced Energy Efficiency
The precise management capabilities of a YMS ensure that EVs are utilized in the most energy-efficient manner. The system can assign tasks to vehicles based on their charge levels and operational requirements, minimizing unnecessary trips and conserving battery life. This leads to lower energy consumption and extended vehicle longevity.

Since launching its EV platform in 2017, Lazer Logistics has more than 1 million zero-emission miles and 1 million zero-emission moves, while creating meaningful sustainability savings for our customers:

Pounds of CO2 Avoided

Gallons of Diesel Saved

Tailpipe PM or NOx

Increasing Throughput Across the Supply Chain

Streamlined Yard Operations
The combination of YMS and EVs streamlines yard operations by reducing the time spent on vehicle management. Automated processes and real-time data tracking minimize delays, ensuring a smooth flow of goods through the yard. This increased efficiency directly translates to higher throughput.

Real-Time Visibility and Coordination
YMS provides real-time visibility into the location and status of EVs, enabling better coordination and faster decision-making. This ensures that the right vehicle is in the right place at the right time, reducing bottlenecks and enhancing the overall speed of operations.

Dynamic Dock Scheduling
Advanced YMS solutions offer dynamic dock scheduling capabilities, which can be particularly beneficial for EVs. The system reduces wait times and maximizes dock utilization by optimizing dock assignments based on real-time data and EV availability. This leads to faster loading and unloading processes, boosting throughput.

Reduced Dwell Times
Efficient EV management by a YMS reduces dwell times. Shorter dwell times mean quicker turnaround, allowing more goods to be processed in less time. This is crucial for maintaining high throughput levels, especially during peak demand periods.

Operational Efficiency

Spotlight YMS reduces driver wait times and task completion

Cost Savings and Risk Mitigation

Substantial cost savings, minimizing risk of product loss

Customer Satisfaction and Retention

YMS demonstrates commitment to meeting customer needs

A Transformative Approach

Integrating Yard Management Systems and Electric Vehicles represents a transformative approach to modern logistics. By combining the operational efficiencies of a YMS with the environmental benefits of EVs, companies can achieve substantial gains in sustainability and throughput and pave the way for a greener, more efficient future of logistics.

As the logistics industry continues to innovate, the synergy of YMS and EVs will be crucial for building a more sustainable and efficient supply chain, paving the way for a greener future.

We encourage logistics professionals and decision-makers to consider the benefits of integrating YMS and EVs in their operations and explore how this transformative approach can help them achieve their sustainability and efficiency goals.