Yard Logistics.

Discover your yard as a value driver for your logistics processes. It is more than just plain ground. Maximize your visibility into all yard processes and preview planned workloads with a range of visualization and reporting tools so you can optimize resource use and support planning, execution, and billing with a single system. SAP’s software Yard Logistics is the bridge between your transportation and warehousing. Westernacher Consulting was the first partner to implement SAP Yard Logistics in 2017. Since then, we’ve extended our expertise and are here for whatever you want to achieve on your yard.

Unleash the full potential of your yard.

Operating a truck, container or rail yard more efficiently and profitably relies on the visibility of all yard processes and the ability to plan and manage workloads effectively. The SAP Yard Logistics App is able to support these capabilities across a vast spectrum of industries and transportation types by centralizing and simplifying yard management processes and operations […]
Download your brochure: Operate your yard more efficiently and profitably. With SAP Yard Logistics and Westernacher.

Pioneers in digitizing your yard.

We were the first partner to implement SAP Yard Logistics in 2017. Since then, we’ve extended our expertise by delivering implementations and successful pilots to several customers throughout different industries worldwide.
Partner with the innovators.
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Pioneers
We love to be first and pioneer in latest technologies to give value to our customers. Westernacher has been one of the first to enter the market of optimizing yard processes with SAP Yard Logistics and implemented the very first system worldwide for a leading global automotive supplier.
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Industry expertise
Trucking, rail or port: our experts have worked in the industry before. They understand your business, your pain points and know how to transform your requirements into processes in SAP Yard Logistics.
3
Innovators
We do things others don’t. The willingness to innovate is in our DNA. With our unique structure as an employee-owned company, we invest in latest innovations for our customers such as automated vehicles on the yard. This enables our customers to step forward into a new era of process orchestration to prepare for upcoming challenges.

Let yourself be convinced by Westernacher Consulting and SAP Yard Logistics (YL) through a pilot implementation. See your basic processes and business requirements fulfilled in SAP YL and use the results to kick-start a further implementation project. Reinvent yourself and prepare for the new digital era. Also, on your yard.

Being first.

First partner to implement SAP Yard Logistics.
More than 5 projects from the very beginning of SAP Yard Logistics.

Westernacher Consulting industry templates.

Each industry has different processes with different system requirements. Our Westernacher Consulting industry templates cover basic yard processes for production sites, distribution centers, chemical yards and ports by providing basic customizing as well as basic master data setup.

Benefit from industry-proven yard procedures and standardize your processes. Increase the efficiency of your implementation by reducing configuration time and save costs.

Your yard can do more.

1
Planning
Maintain schedules for future arrivals, direct workflow with personalized worklists and plan dock appointments through our Slot Booking application long before the truck arrives at your yard.
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Execution
Replace paper-based processes with efficient execution tools such as mobile applications and dashboards and integrate to other SAP modules such as S/4, EWM or TM. Connect your yard assets and automate your yard processes by connecting to the Internet of Things and establish exception handling processes rather than reacting to unexpected events.
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Reporting
Identify weak points within your yard processes. Thanks to data preparation, analysis and reporting functionalities, you are able to identify problematic areas and sources of errors within your yard processes. Archive pictures, signatures and documents with SAP Yard Logistics and defend yourself against any kind of claim.

Digitize your yard today. With Westernacher Consulting and SAP Yard Logistics.

Establish quick wins with SAP Yard Logistics:

Westernacher Time-to-Value Solutions.

Westernacher Time-to-Value Solutions
Fast Solution
“Starter”
The Westernacher Yard Logistics Fast Solution “Starter” is implemented in 10 weeks from initial project kick-off until successful go-live and hypercare. It replaces manual, Excel or paper-based processes with a fast implementation of SAP standard functionalities and integration to existing SAP landscape where possible. It covers all yard process areas and is a scalable solution to further digitize processes in subsequent phases or rollout to multiple sites.
Fast Solution
“Automation”
The Westernacher Yard Logistics Fast Solution “Automation” is implemented in 16 weeks from initial project kick-off until successful go-live and hypercare. It unleashes the potential of the yard in the overall value chain by increasing productivity and reaching higher standards of quality and service. It includes process automation by automated queuing and calling, Westernacher mobile applications and enhanced integration with SAP ERP.

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Yard Logistics – Time-to-Value Solutions

Fast Solution "Starter".

Westernacher Time-to-Value Solutions
The Westernacher Yard Logistics Fast Solution “Starter” is implemented in 10 weeks from initial project kick-off until successful go-live and hypercare. It replaces manual, Excel or paper-based processes with a fast implementation of SAP standard functionalities and integration to existing SAP landscape where possible.
  • Arrival planning for transportation units and pre-planning of internal processes.
  • Simplified check-in and check-out processes to register transportation units and capture gate-in and gate-out times.
  • Execution of in-yard processes such as movement activities, non-movement activities and loading/unloading activities using generic functionalities.
  • Live monitoring and reporting capabilities to track statuses and react to exceptions.
  • Integration to existing SAP ERP or S/4, SAP TM and SAP EWM using standard integration.
     

Key benefits

  • Arrival planning for transportation units and pre-planning of internal processes.
  • Simplified check-in and check-out processes to register transportation units and capture gate-in and gate-out times.
  • Execution of in-yard processes such as movement activities, non-movement activities and loading/unloading activities using generic functionalities.
  • Live monitoring and reporting capabilities to track statuses and react to exceptions.
  • Integration to existing SAP ERP or S/4, SAP TM and SAP EWM using standard integration.

Solution highlights

  • Coverage of all yard process areas (planning, execution, monitoring and reporting) in one centralized system.
  • Capability to handle different vehicle types (trucks, tractors, trailers, vans) and to replace manual and paper-based processes.
  • Fast and efficient implementation approach for fast return on investment and quick wins.
  • Scalable solution to further digitalize processes in subsequent phases or rollout to multiple sites.
Yard Logistics – Time-to-Value Solutions

Fast Solution "Automation".

Westernacher Time-to-Value Solutions
The Westernacher Yard Logistics Fast Solution “Automation” is implemented in 16 weeks from initial project kick-off until successful go-live and hypercare. It unleashes the potential of the yard in the overall value chain by increasing productivity and reaching higher standards of quality and service.
  • Arrival planning for transportation units and pre-planning of internal processes.
  • Check-in and check-out processes to register transportation units and capture relevant data such as driver name, licence plates, weights and reference numbers.
  • Execution of in-yard processes such as vehicle inspection, load securing, shunting and other yard execution tasks using dedicated process applications.
  • Process automation by automated queuing and calling procedures, automated confirmation and exception management of activities.
     

Key benefits

  • Arrival planning for transportation units and pre-planning of internal processes.
  • Check-in and check-out processes to register transportation units and capture relevant data such as driver name, licence plates, weights and reference numbers.
  • Execution of in-yard processes such as vehicle inspection, load securing, shunting and other yard execution tasks using dedicated process applications.
  • Process automation by automated queuing and calling procedures, automated confirmation and exception management of activities.

Solution highlights

  • Dedicated and process-oriented Westernacher mobile applications to establish mobile in-yard processes such as vehicle inspections, load securing and shunting/execution tasks.
  • Westernacher queueing and calling automatism for inflow of transportation units into the yard based on time and capacity.
  • Westernacher location-based event interface to be called by hardware related subsystems (e.g. RFID, GPS, Terminals) for process automation and automated exception handling.
  • Enhanced integration to SAP ERP (added business logic to map existing ERP processes to SAP YL).

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