The Logistic Management System (LMS) integrates the intralogistics of automated transportation, storage and production machines. The LMS controls these machines such that goods are transported when requested. Goods can be anything the machines are able to handle, such as components, semi-finished products, empty or full bins, etc.
External applications can create logistic requests. Based on these requests, and a model of the available machines, the LMS selects goods and routes to fulfil them. It creates a schedule of operations which are dispatched to and executed by the machines. While creating this schedule the LMS ensures all goods of all requests are transported in the correct order and at the right time.
Movements of goods ‘on-the-floor’ are traditionally not tracked by warehouse management systems. The LMS does track the location and status of all goods providing a way to historically analyze the intralogistics of the production processes.