Parcel network implements yard management system
14 August 2023
Austrian Post has selected Inform’s Yard Management System (YMS) for its Yard Excellence Tool Integration (YETI) project for deployment to ten sites across its parcel network in Austria. The project started in 2022.
INFORM WILL deliver its Syncrotess YMS to the sites enabling them to digitalise and optimise yard operations, driving down costs and increasing productivity.
Markus Sekula, Austrian Post project manager at Inform’s Terminal & Distribution Center Logistics Division, says: “In addition to delivering our proven YMS, we have started adding new features, following the customer’s clear vision of digitised yard operations.”
“Many YMS solutions are generic, while ours has very specialised features for post and parcel operators, allowing them to drive strong ROI in an even shorter period of time when compared to general YMS solutions.”
New features that have or will be added to the solution include a new mobile application for gate and driver operations, the implementation of time slot management (appointment system), and a rules engine adding another level of decision-making support within the system.
Dr. Eva Savelberg, senior vice president at Inform’s Terminal & Distribution Center Logistics Division, adds: “It is exciting to see our YMS selected by another national post and parcel operator building on the success we’ve fostered with both Swiss Post and DHL Parcel UK.”
Savelsberg continues: “Many YMS solutions are generic, while ours has very specialised features for post and parcel operators, allowing them to drive strong ROI in an even shorter period of time when compared to general YMS solutions.”
In preparation for its YETI project, Austrian Post was looking for a proven solution for the management of its logistics centre yards. After working with a university of applied sciences that conducted a deep YMS market research study, it launched a tender with specific requirements, including recording of movements with the yard, digital mapping of resources to drive operational
transparency, a single solution for use across their operational areas, and a solution that could be adjusted to meet its unique processes.
YETI Project Manager at Austrian Post, Andreas Brenner, commented: “Inform was ultimately selected because of the combination of their team’s rich experience and their YMS being a proven solution already in use with other national post and parcel operators.”
Inform started the project in March 2022 and successfully delivered the pilot site in May 2022. In September 2022, the first new feature was delivered, completely modernising the way gate operators engage with the system via mobile devices instead of a more traditional PC user interface.
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