The factor Light in warehouse and logistics

The illumination of distribution centers is a rather rarely addressed aspect of warehousing. The lighting factor is not directly related to intralogistics processes and is therefore often taken for granted. Nevertheless, it can be considered an…

Insulated packaging: Maintaining the cold chain in the supply chain

Insulated packaging is used for products that are sensitive to temperature or environmental influences (see Temperature-controlled logistics). As a rule, they primarily ensure continuous compliance with the requirements of the cold chain within the…

The Jidoka principle in production and logistics

The Jidoka principle describes the ability of a machine, a plant or an entire system to switch itself off in case of errors, quality and production problems. Jidoka forms the second supporting pillar in the Toyota Production System (TPS) alongside…

Materials management in production and logistics

Materials management controls the material flow within a company as well as order-related material flows to customers and suppliers. As a rule, the focus is on the business management and thus commercial aspects. Seen from above, it links all the…

Lean management: the 5S-method

The 5S method originates from Japanese production and was first used by the car manufacturer Toyota. The Japanese Taiichi Ono, who also invented the Kaizen management concept, wanted to simultaneously introduce a systematic workplace organization…

Functions of the warehouse

When considering the functions of a warehouse, the purpose of the warehouse arrangement is in the foreground. The definition is made up of the subitems security and staging function, clearing function, production function, and speculative function.…

Reverse logistics

While logistics represents the production route to the customer, reverse logistics, also known as return logistics, completes this semi-circle with the most efficient planning, control and disposal of materials to create an economic cycle. It is…

Lean Production

Lean Production describes a method with the goal to react quickly to outside influences on production systems. This is a concept that affects the efficiency increase of all company activities within a value chain. This includes, for example, the…

Temperature-controlled logistics (environmental measurement)

The market for temperature-controlled logistics in particular has been growing in volume over the past few years. Refrigerated and frozen foods, as well as medication logistics, rely on the benefits of RFID technology. The core functions in such…

The manual sort order fulfilment

Manual Sort Order Fulfilment (MSF) is a software-supported, manual sorting system. The basis is a multi-stage picking process, but compared to the use of an automated sorter, the subsequent sorting work is done by humans. The MSF is responsible for…

The factor Light in warehouse and logistics

The illumination of distribution centers is a rather rarely addressed aspect of warehousing. The…

Insulated packaging: Maintaining the cold chain in the supply chain

Insulated packaging is used for products that are sensitive to temperature or environmental…

The Jidoka principle in production and logistics

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

Materials management in production and logistics

Materials management controls the material flow within a company as well as order-related material…

Lean management: the 5S-method

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

Warehouse functions

Functions of the warehouse

When considering the functions of a warehouse, the purpose of the warehouse arrangement is in the…

Reverse logistics

While logistics represents the production route to the customer, reverse logistics, also known as…

Lean Production

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

Temperature-controlled logistics (environmental measurement)

The market for temperature-controlled logistics in particular has been growing in volume over the…

The manual sort order fulfilment

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