Information systems

  • What is Business Intelligence – structure, requirements, advantages and disadvantages

    Business Intelligence – Definition Traditionally, Business Intelligence (BI) is a collective term for methods and processes for the systematic analysis of data. Companies use this instrument to make their business...

  • Enterprise Resource Planning – the five most important questions when...

    An Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP for short) is used in many different sized companies. It helps both start-ups and medium-sized companies as well as large corporations to make business...

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and logistics

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be defined as intelligence that originates exclusively from machines, robots and cyber-physical systems. The research area AI tries to understand, emulate and mimic human perception and...

  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology for the unambiguous and contact-free identification of objects (goods, living beings and states) of any kind. It enables fast and automatic data acquisition...

  • Advantages of RFID technology over barcodes

    What advantages does RFID radio technology have over barcodes? This question has also been on the agenda of intralogistics for some time now. In principle, more information is available with...

  • CMR: the consignment note

    The term CMR comes from the French, Convention relative au Contrat de transport international de marchandises par route. It describes the agreement of all participating states on the contract for...

  • Adaptive IT in intralogistics as a tool for digital transformation

    Adaptive IT describes a modular system for modelling software. Individual software components can be added or removed as required without affecting the existing system. This concept allows for a very...

  • Inventory in companies and in logistics

    In the inventory, the assets of a company are determined on a key date; in this way, assets and liabilities are specifically documented. Such an inventory is a prerequisite for...

  • Point of sale systems, warehouse management and branch logistics

    A cash register system, also known as a POS system, is software that documents a specific financial transaction of an inventory or a good. In general, the POS system describes...

  • Cyber-physical systems and logistics

    Cyber-physical systems, or CPS for short, are system units or components that are linked together by means of software, electronics and mechanics, the so-called cyber-physical infrastructure. The technologies from the...

  • CPFR – Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment

    CPFR stands for Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment and is a further development of Efficient Consumer Response (ECR), known from supply chain management. CPFR requires that all information along the...

  • The picking method Pick-by-Vision

    Pick-by-Vision is a picking process in which a picker uses data glasses and context-related information to compile articles or goods for customer or production orders. The data glasses, also known...

  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

    The term Product Lifecycle Management, PLM for short, describes a holistic approach to pooling product information. It is a kind of cross-company management and control of the information flow of...

  • The control center in intralogistics

    The control panel in intralogistics represents a central point of a warehouse management system and supports the employees responsible in the entire warehouse operation control process. In addition to the...

  • Augmented Reality in logistics and service

    Augmented Reality (AR) describes the computer-aided extension of human perception of reality. From the users point of view, the real and virtual worlds merge with each other. The advantage: Through...

  • Smart Data

    Smart Data stands for the detailed and structured result of an analysis of unstructured data masses (Big Data). Every smart data information is an explicit fact. These are also known...

  • Key figure system in intralogistics

    Although a complete bundling of all key figures arising in warehouse and distribution systems is possible nowadays, it is difficult due to the multi-layered nature of complex systems. Using a...

  • Order picking times – Dead time

    Dead time is an unproductive but unavoidable so-called auxiliary time, which arises during picking due to preparatory and follow-up activities (e.g. search and identification of the storage location). It can...

  • Perfect Order Fulfillment

    The so-called Perfect Order Fulfillment stands for the perfect degree of fulfillment of the delivery service. The degree of fulfillment describes the customer requirements for the delivery itself. In order...

  • Distributed Order Management

    Distributed Order Management basically the consideration of all companies involved in an order as well as the responsible personnel. Producers, logisticians, suppliers and dealers try to solve questions about tasks...

  • E-Commerce: the online marketplace

    E-commerce, or electronic commerce, is the term for electronic commerce on the Internet. The business processes between companies as well as the commercial business relations between companies and consumers are...

  • Definition – WMS – The Warehouse Management System

    TheWarehouse Management System (WMS) is an indispensable software for the control and administration of stocks (see also Inventory Management) and storage locations within closed operations (e.g. distribution centers or manufacturing...

  • The degree of utilisation/the capacity utilisation

    The degree of capacity utilisation describes the proportion of the capacity used by resources/operating resources (plant, machinery, employees, energy) measured against the total available capacity – always in relation to...

  • Information in intralogistics

    Information describes the meaningful content of a message, which is of value for the recipient. The receiver can be either a human or a machine. The sent or received information...

  • Host system (ERP system)

    The host system (usually an ERP system) is a central data processing system that can be accessed simultaneously by different computer systems and programs. Furthermore, in most cases the database(s)...

  • The barcode – EAN, GTIN and GS1 standard

    Barcodes have successfully established themselves over other systems in recent years. The barcode is a binary code consisting of an array of parallel bars and separation gaps. These are arranged...

  • Inventory management

    Inventory management refers to the administration, planning and control of material flows within a company or between companies, customers, suppliers or branch offices. On the one hand, it records the...