Rack zones - Overview

A storage rack, both in intralogistics and retail, can be divided into…


The Bullwhip effect

The bullwhip effect describes coordination and communication problems in…


Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology for the unambiguous and…


The range of storage

The range of storage is a key figure which expresses the internal security of…


Turnover rate and Rotation of goods: Fast and slow movers

The inventory turnover, also known as the inventory turnover rate or inventory…


Allocation strategies for warehouse and picking systems/warehouse operation strategies

In a company, it is vital to set goals before developing strategies and to…


Advantages and disadvantages: centralized and decentralized warehouse

In distribution logistics, the determination of warehouse locations represents…


Inventory in companies and in logistics

In the inventory, the assets of a company are determined on a key date; in this…


Uses of Blockchain technology in logistics / intralogistics

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


Storage maintenance costs – warehousing costs or storage costs

Trading companies and manufacturing companies usually have a warehouse or…


Point of sale systems, warehouse management and branch logistics

A cash register system, also known as a POS system, is software that documents…


Nowadays, enterprise resource planning systems must not only function within the company; the connection with the POS must also be effective across the company.

At a glance: the enterprise resource planning system

An enterprise resource planning system is a software that ensures a smooth flow…


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

The term Product Lifecycle Management, PLM for short, describes a holistic…


The Supply Chain Management (SCM)

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


Conveying aids in intralogistics

In intralogistics, conveying equipment is used to combine individual goods into…


Order picking times - Dead time

Dead time is an unproductive but unavoidable so-called auxiliary time, which…


Advantages of RFID technology over barcodes

What advantages does RFID radio technology have over barcodes? This question…


The storage location management

The storage location management ensures that a storage location is recorded or…


Materials management in production and logistics

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


Distributed Order Management

Distributed Order Management basically the consideration of all companies…


Inventory costs

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


Inventory management in intralogistics, incl. stock and stock reconciliation

Inventory management stands for the complete digital recording of all stock…


Definition - WMS - The Warehouse Management System

The Warehouse Management System (WMS) is an indispensable software for the…


CMR: the consignment note

The term CMR comes from the French, Convention relative au Contrat de transport…


Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)

The acronym SKU, Stock Keeping Unit, describes a clearly identifiable storage…


The Newsvendor Model in SCM

Many supply chain management (SCM) approaches can be explained using the…


The cost of unused opportunities in supply chain management

No company can afford not to have the cost side under control. The figures from…


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…


Definition - The Milk Run Concept

The milk run concept is a method for optimizing inter-company procurement…


The degree of utilisation/the capacity utilisation

The degree of capacity utilisation describes the proportion of the capacity…


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 -…


Storage capacity/storage economy

Storage capacity is defined as the maximum number of loading units that a…


Host system (ERP system)

The host system (usually an ERP system) is a central data processing system…


Heijunka lean method

The Japanese lean method Heijunka pushes a production where the production flow…


Assortment width and assortment depth

The assortment available in a warehouse and in the retail trade is subdivided…


The distribution center

A distribution center is an interface in the form of a building complex that…


The barcode - EAN, GTIN and GS1 standard

Barcodes have successfully established themselves over other systems in recent…


Temperature-controlled logistics (environmental measurement)

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


The identifier can hold unique information about the inventory.

Overview and definition of ident carriers

In order to be able to identify an object without any doubt throughout the…


Data Mart: the local warehouse database analysis

Data mart describes the use of a database that is only a department-specific…


Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC)

Overview - Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC)

Each shipping unit, which can be a pallet or a carton, for example, is…


Defintion and advantages of consignment

The term consignment refers to a form of delivery of goods in which the…


Master data

In intralogistics, master data, also known as primary data or reference data,…


Storage and retrieval machine

A storage and retrieval machine (SRM) is a storage device with which load units…


Overview of common manufacturing principles

Different principles can be applied in manufacturing. Some products are…


Advance Shipping Notice

An Advance Shipping Notice (ASN), also advice note or avis, is a piece of…


Mobile and stationary loading units

Loading units are collections of goods that are transported, transhipped or…


Overview of "Last-in-First-out" and "First-in-First-out" storage strategies

LIFO (last-in-first-out) and FIFO (first-in-first-out) are two different…


Kanban system

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