In modern warehouses with a certain amount of goods, the warehouse processes are usually computerized. Computer-aided warehouse organization enables more effective and economical processes.

For example, by using a storage bin management system, it is possible to switch from fixed location storage to chaotic storage, thus increasing storage performance by approximately 1/3. Processes such as FIFO (first in, first out) or LIFO (last in, first out) principles, parts storage according to access frequency and the compression of residual quantities also have a positive effect on the effectiveness of a warehouse and can only be managed sensibly with IT support.

The type of warehouse organization and the associated warehouse processes thus have a significant impact on warehouse capacity.

For more information, see Storage location management – The warehouse control center.

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