Transport control system

What are transport control systems?

Transport control systems are used in logistics in order to be able to optimally deploy the means of transport used. Thus, an optimal use of resources and utilization of all conveyors and vehicles is strived for. These systems can be used for example for:

  • Floor conveyors (such as forklifts)
  • Other operator interfaces in the warehouse

In the warehouse, transport guidance systems are usually only used for transporting entire load units such as fully packed pallets.

What are the advantages of a transport control system?

The TLS offer some decisive advantages in their use. In this way, throughput times can be reduced by optimizing transport routes. In addition, empty runs can be reduced. In the best case, the number of means of transport used can be reduced, thus saving costs.

Transport control systems assign specific routes and points to the means of transport. In addition, one or more loading devices are assigned to each means of transport used. This is done on the basis of the length of the route to be traveled and the nature of the goods.


Logistik Lexikon Transportleitsystem

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