Material flow control

Material flow control Definition

The term material flow control stands for the physical handling of all types of goods movements. It coordinates and synchronizes all material and information flows required to provide goods at the right time, in the right place, in the required quantity and desired quality. Modern material flow computers (MFCs) are connected via an interface to the higher-level, inventory-managing warehouse management system (WMS), which generates the transport orders and transmits them to the MFC. This in turn communicates - for example in automatically operated warehouse and distribution centers - with the pallet and container conveyor technology, the storage and retrieval machines and the packaging lines via control commands and offers parallel functions for permanent process visualization and transport optimization.

In direct interaction, the WMS and the MFR ensure the best possible utilization of all resources, a largely stable operating or system status - from goods receipt to picking to goods issue - and thus throughput in line with demand. Today, access is also possible via tablet or smartphone. For example, relevant key figures and statistics can be called up.

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