Optimum transport of products and goods in the transport sector
As part of logistics, transport is also integrated into the classical transport, handling and storage processes in many companies. Goods in transit are transported from one place to another. Transport will deliver selected items in the correct quantity and quality at the right time and to the designated located. Under transport, a distinction is made between external and inter-company transport and the internal transport of conveyors including, among others, forklifts, cranes and assembly lines.
The transport sector is divided into single- or multi-unit transport. Single-unit transports has only one transport route, i.e. the goods are transported directly from the consignor to the customer. Multi-unit transports are also called transport chains and have pre-carriages, main carriages, and on-carriages. The goods are picked up in advance at the consignor and taken to a nearby transfer point. The main carriage takes place at the transhipment point. From there, the goods are delivered to the recipient as an on-carriage.
Data collection devices are indispensable in transport logistics
Any goods or equipment being transported is usually marked with a barcode containing information about the product, the consignor and the delivery address. This information can be obtained using the data collection devices. A barcode scanning system can be used to determine where each product or equipment item is located and this information can be securely transmitted electronically and synchronously to other systems. In the field of logistics, this creates transparency in the tracking of the goods or the equipment and provides the corresponding information – both for the manufacturer and the end user.
The closely linked and highly complex transport processes can provide companies with intelligent and individually adapted IT logistics solutions, clearly arranged and efficiently controlled. Through individually adapted barcode systems the optimal hardware facilitates enormous speed, as well as a high level of security in the electronic exchange of information in the transport logistics. This results in maximum flexibility, greater transparency and shorter throughput times.