Rack zones – Overview

A storage rack, both in intralogistics and retail, can be divided into different horizontal racking zones. This usually results in four racking zones, which are named as follows from bottom to top Bending zone Gripping zone Viewing zone Stretch…

Allocation strategies for warehouse and picking systems/warehouse operation strategies

In a company, it is vital to set goals before developing strategies and to monitor their consistency and achievability continually. In logistics, there are strategies for planning new systems, implementing them and optimising existing systems during…

Storage techniques in intralogistics

Depending on the nature of the stored goods and the frequency of use, different storage techniques are suitable. Different techniques can also be used in one building. Overview - dynamic and static storage systems in intralogistics Storage…

AutoStore: Storage technology from Norway

AutoStore is a Norwegian storage technology and, according to the company of the same name, is especially suitable for use as an automated small parts storage. The respective storage system dispenses with classic racks; instead, modular containers…

Advantages and disadvantages: centralized and decentralized warehouse

In distribution logistics, the determination of warehouse locations represents a strategic decision. A basic distinction is made between centralized and decentralized locations, which can have different effects on logistics costs (see also…

The (hanging) bag sorter

The Pouch sorter / Bag sorter belongs to the category of logistic sorting and distribution systems. A (hanging) bag sorter system makes it possible to transport hanging and flat packed goods fully automatically on the same line - even classic…

Order picking – process steps

Picking stands for the combination of predefined orders from a warehouse assortment. The process steps that are carried out during picking include, for example, transferring the picking order and retrieving the article. These are individual basic…

The storage location management

The storage location management ensures that a storage location is recorded or occupied in width, height and depth. It covers two different topological aspects. On the one hand the overall structure of the warehouse and thus the positions of the…

Optimization through process chain management

Process chain management serves to organize business processes in intralogistics and other industrial segments. According to Otto Schlichtherle, Logistics IT Consulting, it combines process-oriented thinking with the alignment of processes with the…

Functions of the warehouse

When considering the functions of a warehouse, the purpose of the warehouse arrangement is in the foreground. The definition is made up of the subitems security and staging function, clearing function, production function, and speculative function.…

Specifications and requirement documents in intralogistics

The specification sheet generally contains the project requirements predefined and described in detail by the client, which in his or her view are necessary to successfully implement all requirements of the overall project. The requirement document,…

Mobile and stationary loading units

Loading units are collections of goods that are transported, transhipped or stored as they pass through the supply chain. In contrast to stationary units, mobile units can be freely transported, stacked and moved. Mobile loading units Good examples…

Warehouse strategy – LIFO vs FIFO

LIFO (last-in-first-out) and FIFO (first-in-first-out) are two different strategies for storing and retrieving goods. Last-in-first-out The last-in-first-out principle describes a storage strategy in which the goods that were put into storage last…

Definition – Automatic small parts warehouse

An "automated small parts warehouse" (AS/RS) is a storage system in which small-volume units such as screws or electronic parts are stored. Small parts warehouses are always automated in comparison to high-bay warehouses. An AS/RS consists of the…

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). The lowest rack area is called the bending zone. It reaches an average height of 60 - 80 cm. In the bending zone, goods with low turnover are often…

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). The gripping zone starts at an average height of 60 - 80 cm and reaches up to a height of 1.40 - 1.60 m. Employees can reach the gripping zone without…

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). The viewing zone starts at an average height of 1.40 - 1.60 m and reaches up to 1.80 m depending on the height. The viewing zone is the storage area at…

Application of a storage location management solution

With a growing warehouse, usually not only the number of articles increases, but often a dynamic in the article assortment is created. Items are regularly removed from the assortment, substitutional items are replaced and completely new products are…

External storage

In the case of external storage, storage takes place outside the company. The counterpart is the internal or self storage. Taking into account various costs, such as warehouse operating and inventory costs, a break-even analysis can provide…

Rack zones – Overview

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

Allocation strategies for warehouse and picking systems/warehouse operation strategies

In a company, it is vital to set goals before developing strategies and to monitor their…

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Storage techniques in intralogistics

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

AutoStore: Storage technology from Norway

AutoStore is a Norwegian storage technology and, according to the company of the same name, is…

Advantages and disadvantages: centralized and decentralized warehouse

In distribution logistics, the determination of warehouse locations represents a strategic…

The (hanging) bag sorter

The Pouch sorter / Bag sorter belongs to the category of logistic sorting and distribution systems.…

Order picking – process steps

Picking stands for the combination of predefined orders from a warehouse assortment. The process…

The storage location management

The storage location management ensures that a storage location is recorded or occupied in width,…

Optimization through process chain management

Process chain management serves to organize business processes in intralogistics and other…

Warehouse functions

Functions of the warehouse

When considering the functions of a warehouse, the purpose of the warehouse arrangement is in the…

Specifications and requirement documents in intralogistics

The specification sheet generally contains the project requirements predefined and described in…

Mobile and stationary loading units

Loading units are collections of goods that are transported, transhipped or stored as they pass…

Warehouse strategy – LIFO vs FIFO

LIFO (last-in-first-out) and FIFO (first-in-first-out) are two different strategies for storing and…

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).…

Application of a storage location management solution

With a growing warehouse, usually not only the number of articles increases, but often a dynamic in…

External storage

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