Advantages and definition of the transhipment type cross docking

There are various handling methods for inventory in the shipping area. One of…


Overview of VDA 5050 - the VDA communication interface for AGVs

VDA 5050 is the definition of a communication interface for Driverless…


Regulations and labeling for the transport of dangerous goods by truck

Around the world, hazardous goods are transported every day. For Germany alone,…


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Definition and overview of the logistic process shipping and the common shipping types

What is included in the business process of shipping?The transport of goods…


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Overview of the term logistics - definitions, specializations and job descriptions

Table of contents Introduction Logistics definition and the 6 R Areas in…


Definition - tugger train and tugger train systems

Tugger trains are means of transport that are used in intralogistics processes,…


Single-stage picking - order-oriented, parallel picking

With parallel picking, an order is divided between different picking zones and…


The Bullwhip effect

The bullwhip effect describes coordination and communication problems in…


Turnover rate and Rotation of goods: Fast and slow movers

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


Movement strategies within warehouse operations

The aim of utilising movement strategies is to adhere to specified guidelines…


Production, dispatch and intralogistics: the rush order

A rush order is an order - in production, shipping or in intralogistics - which…


AutoStore: Storage technology from Norway

AutoStore is a Norwegian storage technology and, according to the company of…


The packaging logistics

Packaging logistics is a sub-area of logistics; it is a link between production…


Advantages and disadvantages: centralized and decentralized warehouse

In distribution logistics, the determination of warehouse locations represents…


Insulated packaging: Maintaining the cold chain in the supply chain

Insulated packaging is used for products that are sensitive to temperature or…


Cyber-physical systems and logistics

Cyber-physical systems, or CPS for short, are system units or components that…


Logistics management and the supply chain

The integrated planning, organization, management, processing and control of…


Vogel's approximation method

The approximation method according to Vogel is a heuristic procedure that is…


The screw conveyor / spiral conveyor for bulk material

Transport systems are needed in warehouses to transport goods. For this…


Picking method Pick-by-robot

The picking type Pick-by-Robot means the picking of goods, carried out by…


Multicopter: Drones as parcel carriers of the future

Goods delivery by automated or even autonomous drones? What we know at best as…


Logistics - Definition

The term logistics stands for the planning, control and monitoring of the…


Effects of shipping options on loyalty to the online store

Buying on the Internet offers almost endless possibilities and shipping…


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…


The (hanging) bag sorter

The Pouch sorter / Bag sorter belongs to the category of logistic sorting and…


The picking travel time

The order-picking way time is the sum of the time required for picking a single…


The storage location management

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


Overloading of trucks - dangers and fines

Overloading of trucks - dangers and fines

A wide variety of goods are transported on Germany's roads every day. According…


Last-mile logistics in e-commerce - challenges and solutions

Online commerce has shown considerable growth in the past decades. The B2C…


Swarm intelligence - What we logisticians can learn from ants - Part I

Surely you use a navigation system. So then you are already relying on the…


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…


What can logistics accomplish?

In recent decades, the term "logistics" has developed into a general term. This…


Material flow control as a service for a distribution center

Material flow control, also known as material flow computer or material flow…


Automated guided vehicles (AGVs)

From the technical committee of the VDI (Association of German Engineers),…


Cut-off time in intralogistics

In intralogistics, the cut-off time describes the time at which an order must…


The Newsvendor Model in SCM

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


Ant algorithm

Function and advantages of the ant algorithm

The Ant Algorithm, also often called Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) in 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…


Buffer line

A buffer section is used to intercept jams within the material flow, to avoid…


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 -…


Heijunka lean method

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


Modularization of materials handling equipment - approach to a standardized system architecture

The current market development shows the following challenges: New component…


Lean Production

Lean Production describes a method with the goal to react quickly to outside…


The distribution center

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


Order throughput time

When an order is received in a logistics centre, it passes through various…