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Integration of stationary trade into the value chain of e-commerce

In recent years, the integration of stationary trade into the value chain of e-commerce has become increasingly important. On the one hand, retailers fear the increase in cannibalization of offline business due to the shift in sales to e-commerce. A…

Information encoding with binary codes

The main purpose of encoding data is to store, transport, and automatically read data at the highest possible speed and reliability. The automatic readability of codes is the basic prerequisite for smooth transport and storage operation. For…

Definition of the barcode

Encoded information can be stored in many different ways. In addition to mechanical, magnetic and electronic storage, a conventional type of storage has also become established, not least due to the further development of optical reading systems -…

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…

The Kaizen System

The Kaizen system is a Japanese management system that provides for a continuous improvement…

Kanban system

The Kanban system is a planning system for production control. the Kanban system is often split…

Definition – Automatic small parts warehouse

An "automated small parts warehouse" (AS/RS) is a storage system in which small-volume units such…

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…

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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…

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