Sand and gravel

Yard management and logistics software for the sand and gravel industry

Resource efficiency and sustainability are the major current challenges for the sand and gravel industry. To achieve this, the resources must be extracted with as little energy and emissions as possible, sand and gravel must be produced efficiently, and the subsequent use after extraction must be compatible with nature. In addition, the topic of recycling and the circular economy as well as the change to the landfill business are becoming increasingly important.

In addition, the logistics processes in the sand and gravel plant as well as the overarching logistics processes are also a decisive factor in ensuring efficient and sustainable operations. Particularly in view of the sharp rise in energy costs, tough competitive situations and shortage of skilled workers, the major challenge is to optimize processes and cut costs.

Yard Management and Logistics Software Challenges for the Sand and Gravel Industry

The sand and gravel industry faces the following current challenges in yard management and logistics software:

Many sand and gravel plants are currently still working without a software for yard management and logistics. Planning and implementation is still done manually, paper-based or via Excel and is therefore very error-prone.

One challenge is to ensure a transparent and traceable supply chain to track the status and location of materials or orders in real time. In addition, it is important to identify bottlenecks within the plant and then eliminate them. The ability to monitor the entire logistics process in real time is of great importance, as this enables the monitoring of raw material deliveries, transports and production processes. This allows potential problems to be identified early and appropriate action taken to minimize interruptions.

A sand and gravel plant often has various existing IT systems such as ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), storage systems or scales. A new software solution should enable seamless integration with these systems to ensure smooth data exchange and effective collaboration.

IT resources in sand and gravel plants are often very limited and there is little or hardly any capacity to take care of the selection and introduction of new software.

Advantages of using yard management and logistics software for the sand and gravel industry

Axians IAS has been providing software-based solutions for logistics in the bulk materials industry for many years. In the interaction between VAS Yard Management and the new VAS Cloud Logistics, Axians offers a logistics eco-system that provides a perfect logistics solution for the needs and requirements of the sand and gravel industry.

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Automation and digitization of processes
Our software solutions for the sand and gravel industry automate manual tasks and processes (from entry into the plant, to loading by wheel loader, to exit and delivery to the customer), saving valuable time and resources. This allows your employees to focus on strategic tasks, reduces errors and minimizes bottlenecks.
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Real-time monitoring and reporting
Our software solutions provide real-time monitoring of the entire supply chain. They provide real-time data and reports on raw material feed, transport operations, loading processes (wheel loaders) and production processes to enable quick responses to any problems and support informed decision-making.
Congestion management and optimization
Our sand and gravel logistics software solutions support bottleneck management by monitoring the availability of raw materials, plant capacities and transport equipment such as wheel loaders. As a result, bottlenecks can be identified and continuously eliminated.
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Integration of systems and data
Our software solutions enable seamless integration of systems (ERP, 3rd party systems, etc.) and effective exchange of data between the various departments and stakeholders of your sand and gravel plant. This ensures a fluid flow of information and enables effective collaboration. Yard management can also be mapped cloud-based.
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Flexibility and scalability
Our software solutions are flexible and can be adapted to the specific requirements of your sand and gravel plant. Their scalability makes them suitable for companies of different sizes and number of locations, and they can also support future growth and changes in your company. We support you according to your individual needs - from simple, fast recording of weights to complete automation of the processes.
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Warehouse management and landfill business
VAS Yard Management also includes warehouse management (open storage and silo) and offers regular recording and calculation. The solution also maps the landfill business (landfill, analyses of deliveries and registration of shipments). Cash management including TSE for cash sales is also one of the features of VAS Yard Management.


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