Defintion and advantages of consignment

The term consignment refers to a form of delivery of goods in which the…


Master data

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


VDI 3601 – Warehouse Management Systems

In Guideline 3601 - "Warehouse Management Systems", the Association of German…


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…


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…


Decision making for discontinuous conveyors

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


Procurement logistics

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


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…


The Kaizen System

The Kaizen system is a Japanese management system that provides for a…


Kanban system

The Kanban system is a planning system for production control. the Kanban…


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…


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…


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…


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.…


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…


Definition of intralogistics

The term intralogistics was created in 2004 by the "Forum Intralogistics" of…


The basics of warehouse planning - Determining the objectives

In the past, when planning a warehouse, the main focus was often exclusively on…


The importance of material flow

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


The manual sort order fulfilment

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


Storage location management - The importance of EDP in warehouse organization

In modern warehouses with a certain amount of goods, the warehouse processes…


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…


External storage

In the case of external storage, storage takes place outside the company. The…