The Bullwhip effect

The bullwhip effect describes coordination and communication problems in…


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…


Inventory in companies and in logistics

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


Storage maintenance costs – warehousing costs or storage costs

Trading companies and manufacturing companies usually have a warehouse or…


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…


Networked Production: Computer-integrated Manufacturing

Computer-integrated manufacturing, or CIM for short, stands for…


The control center in intralogistics

The control panel in intralogistics represents a central point of a warehouse…


Smart Data

Smart Data stands for the detailed and structured result of an analysis of…


The Supply Chain Management (SCM)

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


Key figure system in intralogistics

Although a complete bundling of all key figures arising in warehouse and…


Perfect Order Fulfillment

The so-called Perfect Order Fulfillment stands for the perfect degree of…


The end of the 6 Rs of logistics? - Part 2

The classic logistics view is limited to the now famous 6 R's with regard to…


The end of the 6 Rs of logistics? - Part 1

The tasks of logistics and the logistician are memorably explained with the…


Inventory costs

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


Definition - WMS - The Warehouse Management System

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


Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)

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


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…


The degree of utilisation/the capacity utilisation

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


Definition of Accounting / Bookkeeping

The term accounting describes the comprehensive recording, storage and analysis…


Information in intralogistics

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


Storage capacity/storage economy

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


The distribution center

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


Data Mart: the local warehouse database analysis

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


Master data

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


Material throughput time

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


Potential analysis in intralogistics

A potential analysis is a comparison of company performance with the given…


Performance analysis in logistics

A performance analysis examines various service points in logistics for their…


Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP-System)

Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP System)

As an application program, an enterprise resource planning system (ERP system)…


Production data acquisition

Operating data is data from organisational and technical areas of a company.…