Dispatch is the area of in-house logistics where the entire outgoing movement of goods is managed physically and IT-based.
The consignments packed ready for shipment are provided at dispatch and then transported to the recipient. The WMS assumes the following tasks:
A load/transport unit is created in the WMS prior to physical loading. During the loading process, the consignments and/or packages are assigned to the load/transport unit. This can be ensured by a scanning function at the door. The freight documents are created after loading. Possible additional functions and interfaces in this context are:
Furthermore, e.g. the following aspects of optimisation can be implemented:
In this context, some WMS can integrate functionalities for tour and route planning. This means that interfaces to or functionalities overlapping with ERP or TMS systems can exist.