Planning and organization of a warehouse

Defintion and advantages of consignment

The term consignment refers to a form of delivery of goods in which the supplier acts as consignor…

Master data

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

VDI 3601 – Warehouse Management Systems

In Guideline 3601 - "Warehouse Management Systems", the Association of German Engineers (VDI)…

Storage and retrieval machine

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

Definition – Value chain

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

Lean Management

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

Overview of common manufacturing principles

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

Push system and pull system in supply chains

Supply chain management refers to the value chain from the supplier to the end consumer. Depending…

Advance Shipping Notice

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

Modernization: retrofit in intralogistics

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

Time strategies: throughput and delivery time reduction

Besides the just-in-time and just-in-sequence methods, other time strategies can be used to ensure…

Potential analysis in intralogistics

A potential analysis is a comparison of company performance with the given expectations for said…

Performance analysis in logistics

A performance analysis examines various service points in logistics for their contribution to value…

Decision making for discontinuous conveyors

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

Procurement logistics

Logistics encompasses all tasks for planning, controlling, providing and optimizing processes along…

Basic warehouse planning – actual state analysis and target concept

Once the target has been set, an actual state analysis including the identification of weak points…

The Kaizen System

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

Kanban system

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

Definition – Automatic small parts warehouse

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

Rack zones – bending zone

A rack can be divided into vertical zones based on the scale of an adult (average size of 1.70 m).…

Rack zones – gripping zone

A rack can be divided into vertical zones based on the scale of an adult (average size of 1.70 m).…

Rack zones – viewing zone

A rack can be divided into vertical rack based on the scale of an adult (average size of 1.70 m).…

Cross-docking

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

Just-in-time – Definition

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

Procurement logistics – Just in sequence

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

man-to-goods picking

Overview of person-to-goods picking

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

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

With order-oriented, serial picking, order items are successively processed according to orders.…

Sorter (Packing) – Process steps

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

Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP-System)

Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP System)

As an application program, an enterprise resource planning system (ERP system) supports all task…

Production data acquisition

Operating data is data from organisational and technical areas of a company. This includes order…

Schnittstellen

Overview of application interfaces (APIs)

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

Inventory management

Inventory management refers to the administration, planning and control of material flows within a…

Definition of intralogistics

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

The basics of warehouse planning – Determining the objectives

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

The importance of material flow

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

The manual sort order fulfilment

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

The evolution of warehouse management

The evolution of warehouse management

Warehouse management has undergone a tremendous development from its beginnings until today.…

Definition – Contract logistics

Logistics includes all tasks for planning, controlling, providing and optimizing processes along…

External storage

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

Defintion and advantages of consignment

The term consignment refers to a form of delivery of goods in which the supplier acts as consignor…

Master data

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

VDI 3601 – Warehouse Management Systems

In Guideline 3601 - "Warehouse Management Systems", the Association of German Engineers (VDI)…

Storage and retrieval machine

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

Definition – Value chain

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

Lean Management

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

Overview of common manufacturing principles

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

Push system and pull system in supply chains

Supply chain management refers to the value chain from the supplier to the end consumer. Depending…

Advance Shipping Notice

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

Modernization: retrofit in intralogistics

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

Material throughput time

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

Time strategies: throughput and delivery time reduction

Besides the just-in-time and just-in-sequence methods, other time strategies can be used to ensure…

Potential analysis in intralogistics

A potential analysis is a comparison of company performance with the given expectations for said…

Performance analysis in logistics

A performance analysis examines various service points in logistics for their contribution to value…

Decision making for discontinuous conveyors

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

Procurement logistics

Logistics encompasses all tasks for planning, controlling, providing and optimizing processes along…

Basic warehouse planning – actual state analysis and target concept

Once the target has been set, an actual state analysis including the identification of weak points…

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 strategies for storing and…

The Kaizen System

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

Kanban system

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

Definition – Automatic small parts warehouse

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

Rack zones – bending zone

A rack can be divided into vertical zones based on the scale of an adult (average size of 1.70 m).…

Rack zones – gripping zone

A rack can be divided into vertical zones based on the scale of an adult (average size of 1.70 m).…

Rack zones – viewing zone

A rack can be divided into vertical rack based on the scale of an adult (average size of 1.70 m).…

Cross-docking

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

Just-in-time – Definition

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

Procurement logistics – Just in sequence

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

man-to-goods picking

Overview of person-to-goods picking

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

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

With order-oriented, serial picking, order items are successively processed according to orders.…

Sorter (Packing) – Process steps

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

Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP-System)

Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP System)

As an application program, an enterprise resource planning system (ERP system) supports all task…

Production data acquisition

Operating data is data from organisational and technical areas of a company. This includes order…

Schnittstellen

Overview of application interfaces (APIs)

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

Inventory management

Inventory management refers to the administration, planning and control of material flows within a…

Definition of intralogistics

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

The basics of warehouse planning – Determining the objectives

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

The importance of material flow

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

The manual sort order fulfilment

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

Storage location management – The importance of EDP in warehouse organization

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

The evolution of warehouse management

The evolution of warehouse management

Warehouse management has undergone a tremendous development from its beginnings until today.…

Definition – Contract logistics

Logistics includes all tasks for planning, controlling, providing and optimizing processes along…

External storage

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