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Third-Party (3PL) Logistics & Laydown Yard Management (LYM) Overview

Laydown Yards Explained

Manufacturing, construction, and utility companies frequently rely on localized storage yards to store high-value assets for construction, maintenance, or repair projects. Storage yards often referred to as “laydown yards” come with a host of challenges.

Challenges with Laydown Yards

Laydown yard may extend for hundreds of acres in which materials are stored in close proximity to a job site. Large construction projects typically require handling up to thousands of different assets as they are intermittently transferred into and out of the yard.

The complexity of the laydown yard is naturally riddled with inefficiencies without proper organization and control. Common issues such as loss, theft, misplacement, and misidentification of materials will result in major delays and lost revenues.

Given these challenges, acquiring the ability to pin-point materials and equipment in real-time, inventory visibility and accuracy becomes the key to success for an effective yard management solution. Partnering with a service provider that specializes in third-party logistics and laydown yard management will help you to reduce or eliminate these challenges – that’s where ICON comes in.

The ICON 3pl-LYM Management Solution

ICON provides a dedicated Third-Party Logistics (3PL) and Laydown Yard Management (LYM) system. The 3PL-LYM management service includes identifying and scoping project needs, setting up the yard and managing inventory, providing yard security, handling supply chain logistics, and then closing the yard and restoring the native landscaping.

From start to finish, ICON offers a complete and dedicated third-party logistics (3PL) and Laydown Yard Management (LYM) solution.

Solutions Overview

Requirements Identification is The Key to Success

Identifying the requirements for a project is the most critical phase of the project – and that’s where experience matters. Our process is to learn more about what your project is, what type of materials it takes to build, and where the project is located. Next we assess your specific needs and perform an analysis of each of these areas:

  • EPA and other environment compliances
  • Equipment rental procurement and logistics
  • Inventory management and reporting
  • Kitting and assembly
  • Purchasing and procurement: ordering, receiving, and documentation
  • Supply chain logistics and transportation
  • Technology and technical system integrations and setup
  • Yard labor acquisition and supervisory roles identification
  • Yard safety policies/ practices and on-site security

Typical Project Scope

Construction and development projects are facing increasing amount of environmental regulatory controls which can impact a project’s schedule and cost. ICON’s 3PL-LYM solution includes managing environmental compliance, and a thorough understanding of the current and applicable laws, regulations, and permits. Our services include thorough compliance with:

  • BMP – U.S. Clean Water Act’s Best Management Practices
  • Contaminated Soil/ Hazardous Materials Management
  • Fish and Wildlife Project Management Plan (PMP)
  • General EPA regulations
  • Other permitting and permit compliance
  • Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC)
  • SWPP –  EPA’s storm water pollution prevention plan
ICON’s equipment rental services are tailored to your company’s needs. These services may include:

  • Arranging expedited transportation
  • Equipment pickup, storage, transportation, and drop-off
ICON’s 3PL-LYM solution combines bar code, RFID, and GPS technologies to provide complete inventory identification, location and tracking, ensures the right asset is readily accessible when it’s absolutely needed. Our solution features:

  • Inventory theft and loss prevention controls
  • Materials tied to purchasing/ procurement documentation
  • Real-time inventory reporting up to the hour
  • Reverse logistics/ returns processing
  • RFID, bar coding, and high-performance GPS tracking technology
  • Supply chain logistics: workflows for inbound, outbound, and inventory control processes
ICON’s 3PL-LYM solution includes packaging, kitting, and assembly services, resulting in both cost and time savings that benefit your project and optimizing inventory performance. Our solution features:

  • Disassembly of packaged materials
  • Labeling and packaging materials: RFID and bar code
  • Staging, tracking, and inventorying newly kitted materials
Safety is paramount. ICON utilizes comprehensive safety programs to ensure workers are safe, training is current, and OSHA compliant. Safety programs can be further tailored to fit your company’s needs. Our safety program covers:

  • Construction Site Policy for Compliance with Fire Safety
  • Job-site-specific safety plan
  • Mandatory safety trainings and meetings
  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • On-site LYM health and safety handbooks
  • OSHA Safety Certifications
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
According to the recent statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, construction sites – along with vacant homes – are the most vandalized and burglarized sites in the country. ICON’s 3PL-LYM solution includes a complete laydown yard security plan. Our security plans cover:

  • 24/7 on-site security guards
  • Controlled access during work day – all vendors and visitors must log in and out at all times
  • Erecting and man a guard shack or station
  • Installation and utilization of security camera system
  • Laydown yard security plan and protocols
  • Security fencing around the perimeter of the laydown yard
  • Written daily activity reports
ICON’s 3PL-LYM solution includes the selection of property needed for the laydown yard. The property is then staged until it is ready for managing stored materials. Post-project, the laydown yard is restored to its original condition.

Mobilization includes:

  • Acquire necessary permits for any work in environmentally sensitive areas
  • Construct or trailer in mobile office
  • Contract laydown yard workers and security team
  • Grade, fence, and setup power on property

Demobilization includes:

  • Conduct environmental review to ensure compliance
  • Remove fencing, equipment and mobile office
  • Remove unused materials, temporary mates and trash
  • Restore native plants and other restorative landscaping
Our team’s motto is – “The right supplies for the right job at the right price, when you need it” — and we deliver on our motto with highly customized customer service. ICON’s purchasing and procurement services includes:

  • Contributing to consolidation, reduction, and rationalization of the local supplier base
  • Ensuring orders adhere to supplier agreements and contracts; report nonconformance
  • Managing, reviewing, and consolidating invoices and invoice discrepancies
  • Reviewing planned orders, creating requisitions for purchased items, and managing approval process
  • Tracking orders and confirming system lead times, delivery dates, and costs

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