Storage techniques

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • picking due to the quick removal of goods and the easy removal of goods means that little energy is consumed by employees.

    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...

  • 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 stored. However, the expected turnover is not the only decisive factor for goods placement. The storage zone close to the floor is also suitable as a storage location for heavy and large-volume goods.

    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...

  • 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. Storage techniques can...

  • Functions of the warehouse

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...