Track and trace

What is track and trace?

In intralogistics, the term track and trace is often used instead of shipment tracking. This refers to the internal and external tracking of parcels and loading units - this is possible thanks to advanced information technologies. In order to be able to trace the goods, notification data, so-called accompanying information, is required:

  • Sender information
  • Target information
  • Control information
  • Identification information

Track-and-trace is intended to safeguard the various stages of the supply chain. The exact location of the shipment can be determined at any time. This information can be used to adjust capacities and optimize processes.


Logistik Lexikon Track and Trace

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