Historical development

  • Logistics – Definition

    The term logistics stands for the planning, control and monitoring of the material and immaterial flow of goods within a company, between partner companies and between suppliers and end customers.

  • What can logistics accomplish?

    In recent decades, the term “logistics” has developed into a general term. This is a good thing. But what is not so positive is that “logistics” – especially in the...

  • Modularization of materials handling equipment – approach to a standardized...

    The current market development shows the following challenges: New component technologies require new measures to be taken Uncoordinated function modelling leads to fragmentation Large projects can only be managed with...

  • Procurement logistics

    Logistics encompasses all tasks for planning, controlling, providing and optimizing processes along the value chain. Procurement logistics comprises the complete view of all processes of the goods purchasing process up...

  • Definition of intralogistics

    The term intralogistics was created in 2004 by the “Forum Intralogistics” of the VDMA (German Engineering Federation). Since the term “logistics” is generally associated with the transport industry and freight...