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…


Production management

According to business economist Werner Kern, production management is an…


Storage and retrieval machine

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


Definition - Value chain

A value chain describes how value is created through a chain of activities and…


Lean Management

Lean management also has several sub-categories, such as lean thinking, lean…


Definition - Transshipment logistics

Goods handling is a function of intralogistics and takes place between the…


Overview of common manufacturing principles

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


Push system and pull system in supply chains

Supply chain management refers to the value chain from the supplier to the end…


Advance Shipping Notice

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


Modernization: retrofit in intralogistics

Term retrofit refers to the modernization of machines and equipment. It…


Material throughput time

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


Time strategies: throughput and delivery time reduction

Besides the just-in-time and just-in-sequence methods, other time strategies…


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…


Transport strategies: Overview

Transport strategies are used to execute existing transport orders.…


Continuous conveyor / discontinuous conveyor

Both the continuous conveyor and the discontinuous conveyor belong to the…


Overview of linear sorter systems

The linear sorter, or shoe sorter, is an automated sorting and distribution…


Decision making for discontinuous conveyors

In a transport system that does not convey continuously, the decision as to…


Basic warehouse planning - actual state analysis and target concept

Once the target has been set, an actual state analysis including the…


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…


Cross-docking

There are different types of handling goods in the shipping area. One of these…


Just-in-time - Definition

"Just-in-time" refers to a type of delivery in which the required goods are…


Procurement logistics - Just in sequence

"Just in sequence" refers to a type of delivery in which the required goods are…


man-to-goods picking

Overview of person-to-goods picking

Person-to-goods picking (also: man-to-goods picking) describes a picking method…


Goods-to-person picking

Overview of goods-to-person picking

Goods-to-person picking (also: goods-to-man picking) describes a picking method…


Single-stage order picking - order-oriented, serial picking

With order-oriented, serial picking, order items are successively processed…


Schnittstellen

Overview of application interfaces (APIs)

Interfaces have the task of connecting IT systems with the environment, i.e.…


Inventory management

Inventory management refers to the administration, planning and control of…


The importance of material flow

According to VDI, "material flow" is the interlinking of all processes…


Transport management - The material flow computer

The material flow computer calculates the fastest route through the materials…


The evolution of warehouse management

The evolution of warehouse management

Warehouse management has undergone a tremendous development from its beginnings…


Definition - Contract logistics

Logistics includes all tasks for planning, controlling, providing and…


The modern material flow control

The Material Flow Control System (MFCS) or the Material Flow Computer (MFC) is…