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1. (WO2018081730) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED CROSS-DOCK OPERATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/081730    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/059080
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 31 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G06Q 10/00
Applicants: INNOVATIVE LOGISTICS, INC.
Inventors: SULLIVAN, Patrick
MALDONADO, Jefferson
LIVELY, Shannon
JENKINS, Kerry
MCCORMACK, Jonathan
SLOAN, Jeremy
TIMMERMAN, Ryan
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED CROSS-DOCK OPERATIONS
Abstract:
Disclosed herein is an automated cross-dock management system configured to optimize moves on a cross-dock. The automated cross-dock management system uses inbound manifest data to calculate ordered move instructions for all inbound movable platforms, inbound modular decks, and inbound freight. The ordered move instructions can be assigned to be carried out by manual conveyance vehicles or by automated guided vehicles based upon a plurality of criteria. The automated cross-dock management system is also able to detect damaged freight on the cross-dock using a combination of streams from video cameras.