A system and method to track parcels that are physically picked up and handled by multiple carriers is disclosed. The system creates an event scan in a server when a parcel label is scanned at a store. The event scan updates the parcel status, as well as customer orders. The packed parcels are sent to the fulfillment facility where it is scanned thereby updating the event scan. The parcels are placed into pallets which are scanned. The scanned pallets are tendered to the carrier(s), where they are scanned before transit. Linking the parcel scan to the pallet identity enables tracking of the parcel at the time of transit across multiple carriers. The system determines the progression of the parcels and grants live visibility across multiple carriers to a customer.
KEYWORDS: parcel tracking, multiple carriers, live status tracking, parcel traceability
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Pasqua, Melissa, "A System And Method For Parcel Visibility Enhancement Across Carriers", Technical Disclosure Commons, (March 14, 2018)