TERMINAL AUTOMATION SYSTEM

The Terminal Automation System (TAS) was developed as a mission-critical initiative to automate and standardize operating processes at Sea-Land Service, Inc., terminals. In addition, TAS provides a mechanism to enhance the flow of data between the major functional areas of the terminals. Existing processes and legacy systems did not support the expeditious movement of information to adequately facilitate the movement of cargo through the marine terminal. TAS is envisioned as a complete and integrated operating system linking mission-critical functional areas of the marine terminal with interactive tools and information processing. Key areas addressed are gate, yard, maintenance, and marine. Each area can be further broken down into finite components. Each of these components is designed to improve and/or automate the information or work flow and to reduce processing time to effectively control the movement of cargo in and out of the facility. TAS is a total terminal system providing a horizontal structure through each area in the terminal hub. Timely information is a key element of TAS for successful management decision making and ongoing analysis for continuous productivity improvement.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 160-164
  • Monograph Title: INTERMODAL FREIGHT TERMINAL OF THE FUTURE
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1996 12:00AM