Rack zones - Overview

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


Single-stage picking - order-oriented, parallel picking

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


Turnover rate and Rotation of goods: Fast and slow movers

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


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Storage techniques in intralogistics

Depending on the nature of the stored goods and the frequency of use, different…


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…


Two-dimensional codes: stacked codes, matrix codes, QR code, DataMatrix code

The one-dimensional bar code is commonly used to label goods and services.…


The picking time in intralogistics

The picking process itself and the associated picking time are usually a…


Picking method Pick-by-robot

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


Picking type Pick-by-Scan (also Pick-by-PDT)

The picking method Pick-by-Scan is a paperless picking process that is…


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Human-machine interfaces in the industry

The human-machine interface represents the analog or digital interaction…


The picking method Pick-by-Vision

Pick-by-Vision is a picking process in which a picker uses data glasses and…


Augmented Reality in logistics and service

Augmented Reality (AR) describes the computer-aided extension of human…


Exoskeletons in logistics and production

Exoskeletons, also known as outer skeletons or support robots, are support…


Key figure system in intralogistics

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


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…


Order picking - process steps

Picking stands for the combination of predefined orders from a warehouse…


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…


Overview of two-stage picking

In contrast to single-stage picking, with two-stage picking several orders are…


Ergonomics in the warehouse

Ergonomics in the warehouse aims at the adaptation and creation of workstations…


Definition - WMS - The Warehouse Management System

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


Picking times - base time

In picking, the base time is the time required for picking. It only describes…


Order throughput time

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


Batch formation in picking

Batch formation during picking, also known as batch picking or multi-order…


Single-stage picking - basics

During picking, a certain quantity of articles is picked from an assortment and…


Picking - definition and picking methods

Picking stands for the assembly of goods and merchandise according to specified…


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…


Overview of linear sorter systems

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


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…


Definition - Automatic small parts warehouse

An "automated small parts warehouse" (AS/RS) is a storage system in which…


Rack zones - bending zone

A rack can be divided into vertical zones based on the scale of an adult…


Rack zones - gripping zone

A rack can be divided into vertical zones based on the scale of an adult…


Rack zones - viewing zone

A rack can be divided into vertical rack based on the scale of an adult…


Cross-docking

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


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…


Sorter (Packing) - Process steps

The process steps that are carried out in the course of the (sorter) packing…


Sorter - Packaging

Definition of Packing The packaging is the merging of storage units to form a…


The manual sort order fulfilment

Manual Sort Order Fulfilment (MSF) is a software-supported, manual sorting…


Single-stage picking without IT system support

Picking without IT system support requires a manageable assortment of articles,…


The evolution of warehouse management

The evolution of warehouse management

Warehouse management has undergone a tremendous development from its beginnings…


Advantages and disadvantages of pick-by-voice

Pick-by-voice, also known as pick-to-voice, is an advanced form of paperless…