Inventory management – Order processing: Dispatching order data

When new order data is received from the commercial system, the order information (header / item data) is posted to the database and checked for completeness and plausibility. As a rule, customer data (address, shipping types, etc.) are not kept as…

Definition of transport logistics

Logistics comprises all tasks for planning, controlling, providing and optimizing processes along the value chain. Transport logistics comprises the complete approach to all processes in logistics that are necessary to conduct a transport. It deals…

The modern material flow control

The Material Flow Control System (MFCS) or the Material Flow Computer (MFC) is very often described as an order management system that is directly assigned to materials handling equipment. However, this blanket definition of material flow control no…

Rack zones – bending zone

A rack can be divided into vertical zones based on the scale of an adult (average size of 1.70 m).…

Rack zones – gripping zone

A rack can be divided into vertical zones based on the scale of an adult (average size of 1.70 m).…

Rack zones – viewing zone

A rack can be divided into vertical rack based on the scale of an adult (average size of 1.70 m).…

Cross-docking

There are different types of handling goods in the shipping area. One of these is called…

Just-in-time – Definition

"Just-in-time" refers to a type of delivery in which the required goods are delivered on time and…

Procurement logistics – Just in sequence

"Just in sequence" refers to a type of delivery in which the required goods are delivered to the…

man-to-goods picking

Overview of person-to-goods picking

Person-to-goods picking (also: man-to-goods picking) describes a picking method in which the…

Goods-to-person picking

Overview of goods-to-person picking

Goods-to-person picking (also: goods-to-man picking) describes a picking method in which the…

Single-stage order picking – order-oriented, serial picking

With order-oriented, serial picking, order items are successively processed according to orders.…

Sorter (Packing) – Process steps

The process steps that are carried out in the course of the (sorter) packing process include order…

Sorter – Packaging

Definition of Packing The packaging is the merging of storage units to form a complete unit. In the…

Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP-System)

Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP System)

As an application program, an enterprise resource planning system (ERP system) supports all task…

Production data acquisition

Operating data is data from organisational and technical areas of a company. This includes order…

Schnittstellen

Overview of application interfaces (APIs)

Interfaces have the task of connecting IT systems with the environment, i.e. other facilities,…

Inventory management

Inventory management refers to the administration, planning and control of material flows within a…

Definition of intralogistics

The term intralogistics was created in 2004 by the "Forum Intralogistics" of the VDMA (German…

The basics of warehouse planning – Determining the objectives

In the past, when planning a warehouse, the main focus was often exclusively on the resulting costs…

The importance of material flow

According to VDI, "material flow" is the interlinking of all processes involved in extracting,…

Transport management – The material flow computer

The material flow computer calculates the fastest route through the materials handling equipment…

The manual sort order fulfilment

Manual Sort Order Fulfilment (MSF) is a software-supported, manual sorting system. The basis is a…

Single-stage picking without IT system support

Picking without IT system support requires a manageable assortment of articles, which is clearly…

The evolution of warehouse management

The evolution of warehouse management

Warehouse management has undergone a tremendous development from its beginnings until today.…

Definition of business processes

Business processes can be used to visualize business-relevant procedures of a company. A task that…

Definition – Contract logistics

Logistics includes all tasks for planning, controlling, providing and optimizing processes along…

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