Advantages and definition of the transhipment type cross docking

There are various handling methods for inventory in the shipping area. One of…


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Definition and overview of the logistic process shipping and the common shipping types

What is included in the business process of shipping?The transport of goods…


Definition of business rules and fields of application of BRMS solutions

Business rules describe rules that are defined for automated processes or for…


Single-stage picking - order-oriented, parallel picking

With parallel picking, an order is divided between different picking zones and…


The Bullwhip effect

The bullwhip effect describes coordination and communication problems in…


Definition and overview of goods issue in intralogistics

Just as with goods receipt, goods issue is an interface between internal and…


Goods Receipt in intralogistics - definition and overview

The design and scope of the goods receipt are relevant for the performance of a…


SAIL - the system architecture for intralogistics from VDI / VDMA

"Innovation and Standardization" is the title of a working group of the…


Artificial intelligence (AI) and logistics

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be defined as intelligence that originates…


Uses of Blockchain technology in logistics / intralogistics

Blockchain is an enabling technology. Just like the Internet, it harbors…


The Jidoka principle in production and logistics

The Jidoka principle describes the ability of a machine, a plant or an entire…


Set-up time in production and intralogistics

If a machine or a production site, i.e. individual facilities or entire…


Logistics management and the supply chain

The integrated planning, organization, management, processing and control of…


Opportunity costs, especially in intralogistics, are a popular means of identifying capacities in advance.

Opportunity costs in logistics

Opportunity costs, also known as alternative costs or foregone costs, express a…


CPFR – Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment

CPFR stands for Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment and is a…


The Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) stands for the monitoring process as well as the…


Lean management: the 5S-method

The 5S method originates from Japanese production and was first used by the car…


Inventory costs

Inventory costs are costs that arise from the movement of product goods in the…


Specifications and requirement documents in intralogistics

The specification sheet generally contains the project requirements predefined…


Ship to Line / the direct provision of goods

Ship to Line / the direct provision of goods

In the case of ship to line or direct provision of inventory, the…


Information in intralogistics

Information describes the meaningful content of a message, which is of value…


Returns processing

Returns handling describes several processes in the return of goodsordered -…


Definition of order processing in intralogistics

Order processing includes all formal processes such as order transmission, data…


Lean Production

Lean Production describes a method with the goal to react quickly to outside…


Order throughput time

When an order is received in a logistics centre, it passes through various…


Production management

According to business economist Werner Kern, production management is an…


Batch formation in picking

Batch formation during picking, also known as batch picking or multi-order…


Definition - Value chain

A value chain describes how value is created through a chain of activities and…


Sorter (Packing) - Basics

After the picking business process, the product is passed on to the sorter…


Single-stage picking - basics

During picking, a certain quantity of articles is picked from an assortment and…


Picking - definition and picking methods

Picking stands for the assembly of goods and merchandise according to specified…


Material throughput time

The material throughput time is the time required to run through all business…


Basic warehouse planning - actual state analysis and target concept

Once the target has been set, an actual state analysis including the…


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

With order-oriented, serial picking, order items are successively processed…


Sorter - Packaging

Definition of Packing The packaging is the merging of storage units to form a…


The manual sort order fulfilment

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


Single-stage picking without IT system support

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


Definition of business processes

Business processes can be used to visualize business-relevant procedures of a…


The modern material flow control

The Material Flow Control System (MFCS) or the Material Flow Computer (MFC) is…