Transport & Freight Management API

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Logistic Objects

Overview

Monitoring & Alerting draws upon data from the various systems of all your supply chain partners and consolidates this data in one central location. This makes it possible to integrate all the participants of a logistics network.
To do this the Monitoring & Alerting platform uses the following logistic objects.

Order

An OrderOrder - An Order that should be shipped to a customer. Contains Order items. Example: Order of a car mechanic shop with 20x tires and 40x brakes. contains the information about a sale, it usually has a supplier and a buyer.

Some information a OrderOrder - An Order that should be shipped to a customer. Contains Order items. Example: Order of a car mechanic shop with 20x tires and 40x brakes. can contain:

  • Sales & Purchase Number
  • Customer
  • Handover location
  • Unloading location
  • Order items

Order item

An Order itemOrder item - Item of an Order with information about the specific goods that were purchased. Example: 20x tires sold for 20€ each. contains information about a specific item that was ordered as part of an OrderOrder - An Order that should be shipped to a customer. Contains Order items. Example: Order of a car mechanic shop with 20x tires and 40x brakes..

Some information a Order itemOrder item - Item of an Order with information about the specific goods that were purchased. Example: 20x tires sold for 20€ each. can contain:

  • Material
  • Quantities
  • Prices
  • Conditions

Shipment

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Consignment

In the API shipments are usually called Consignments.

A ShipmentShipment - Also known as: 'Consignment'. Information about a shipment from a shipping point to a consignee. Contains: Shipment items, Shipping units, Transports. Example: Shipment of 20x Tires from shipping point Stuttgart-Vaihingen to car mechanic shop in France. contains information about goods that are transported from a shipping point to a consignee.
Shipments are usually used to ship goods in order fulfill an order.

Some information a ShipmentShipment - Also known as: 'Consignment'. Information about a shipment from a shipping point to a consignee. Contains: Shipment items, Shipping units, Transports. Example: Shipment of 20x Tires from shipping point Stuttgart-Vaihingen to car mechanic shop in France. can contain:

  • Consignee
  • Shipping point
  • Forwarder
  • Shipment items
  • Shipping units
  • Transports

Shipment item

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Consignment item

In the API shipment items are usually called Consignment items.

A Shipment itemShipment item - Also known as 'ConsignmentItem'. Information about the goods that are transported in a shipment. Example: 20x Tires. contains information about a good that is part of a shipment.

Shipping unit

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Handling Unit

In the API shipping units are usually called Handling units.

A Shipping unitShipping unit - Also knows as: 'HandlingUnit' Contains information about the physical packages that are part of a shipment. Example: An EUR-pallet. contains information about a physical shipping container that is part of shipment.
For example this could be a carton, an EUR-pallet, an intermodal container...

Transport

A TransportTransport - Information about a physical transport that ships goods from A to B. Example: A ship that goes from Hamburg to Shenzhen. has the information about a transport that ships goods from A to B.
For example this could be a ship that goes from Hamburg to Shenzhen or a truck that goes from Stuttgart to Munich.

A Shipment can consist of multiple transports, e.g. a truck transports the goods to the harbor and from there another transport with a ship is loaded.

Some information a TransportTransport - Information about a physical transport that ships goods from A to B. Example: A ship that goes from Hamburg to Shenzhen. can contain:

  • Start Location
  • Destination Location
  • Departure Dates (planned, expected, effected)
  • Arrival Dates (planned, expected, effected)
  • Means of Transport

Physical Transport

Assuming two shipments are using the same transport from A to B, for example both were loaded onto the same truck at the ramp.
A physical transport represents this transport by the carrier.

If a carrier sends an event, because the truck is delayed for example, it does not send multiple events. In this case the physical transport is updated from the message from the carrier, which then updates all the transports that are part of this physical transport, so the system knows multiple transports are now delayed.

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Logistic Objects


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