Key figures

  • The end of the 6 Rs of logistics? – Part

    The tasks of logistics and the logistician are memorably explained with the famous 6 Rs. The 6 Rs of logistics are the so-called “six right ones”: the right products in...

  • Turnover rate and Rotation of goods: Fast and slow movers

    The inventory turnover, also known as the inventory turnover rate or inventory turnover coefficient, expresses how often an average inventory is completely withdrawn and replaced in a given period (usually...

  • The Bullwhip effect

    The bullwhip effect describes coordination and communication problems in multi-stage supply chains – mostly in so-called fragmented supply chains. It can be localised thanks to fluctuations in production planning and...

  • The range of storage

    The range of storage is a key figure which expresses the internal security of supply by own stocks of a certain article within a particular article within a certain time....

  • Storage maintenance costs – warehousing costs or storage costs

    Trading companies and manufacturing companies usually have a warehouse or distribution centre. Raw materials and supplies, intermediate products, semi-finished products, finished products and spare parts are stored there. The storage...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Replenishment in intralogistics

    Replenishment (also referred to as Supply) is an elementary process in today’s merchandise management, which contributes to the overall efficiency of the material flow if it is integrated as well...

  • 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...

  • The Supply Chain Management (SCM)

    Supply chain management (SCM) stands for the monitoring process as well as the coordination and control of the supply chain (value chain). This involves the allocation of all materials, information...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The end of the 6 Rs of logistics? – Part

    The classic logistics view is limited to the now famous 6 R’s with regard to its tasks – as already mentioned in ” The End of the 6 R’s of...

  • Inventory costs

    Inventory costs are costs that arise from the movement of product goods in the warehouse or distribution center. They are a key figure from business management. Inventory costs in general...

  • 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...

  • Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)

    The acronym SKU, Stock Keeping Unit, describes a clearly identifiable storage unit. A storage unit comprises all identical articles of a particular product variant. For identification purposes, a code is...

  • 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...

  • Storage capacity/storage economy

    Storage capacity is defined as the maximum number of loading units that a warehouse can hold. It also represents the actual capacity of a warehouse. It directly relates to the...

  • The distribution center

    A distribution center is an interface in the form of a building complex that functions exclusively within a logistics network. This can be a warehouse, a transshipment point or both...

  • Master data

    In intralogistics, master data, also known as primary data or reference data, is data that contains operationally relevant information. This includes information about products, suppliers and customers, for example. Individual...

  • Material throughput time

    The material throughput time is the time required to run through all business processes, for example, in a warehouse or distribution centre. The calculation of the lead time begins with...

  • Potential analysis in intralogistics

    A potential analysis is a comparison of company performance with the given expectations for said company. In logistics, it is also known as a logistics audit and is used as...

  • Performance analysis in logistics

    A performance analysis examines various service points in logistics for their contribution to value creation. This involves checking at what cost and in what quality the service points of logistics...

  • Production data acquisition

    Operating data is data from organisational and technical areas of a company. This includes order data and personnel data on the one hand and machine data and process data on...