Rack zones - Overview

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


Putaway processes in logistics

In the putaway business process, articles are picked up, transported and stored…


The range of storage

The range of storage is a key figure which expresses the internal security of…


Turnover rate and Rotation of goods: Fast and slow movers

The inventory turnover, also known as the inventory turnover rate or inventory…


Movement strategies within warehouse operations

The aim of utilising movement strategies is to adhere to specified guidelines…


Out-of-Stock - the gap in the shelf

Out-of-stock typically refers to a shelf space in the stationary retail trade…


Insulated packaging: Maintaining the cold chain in the supply chain

Insulated packaging is used for products that are sensitive to temperature or…


Conveying aids in intralogistics

In intralogistics, conveying equipment is used to combine individual goods into…


The (hanging) bag sorter

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


The storage location management

The storage location management ensures that a storage location is recorded or…


Definition - WMS - The Warehouse Management System

The Warehouse Management System (WMS) is an indispensable software for the…


Storage capacity/storage economy

Storage capacity is defined as the maximum number of loading units that a…


Host system (ERP system)

The host system (usually an ERP system) is a central data processing system…


Heijunka lean method

The Japanese lean method Heijunka pushes a production where the production flow…


Assortment width and assortment depth

The assortment available in a warehouse and in the retail trade is subdivided…


The distribution center

A distribution center is an interface in the form of a building complex that…


Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC)

Overview - Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC)

Each shipping unit, which can be a pallet or a carton, for example, is…


Storage and retrieval machine

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


Material throughput time

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


Mobile and stationary loading units

Loading units are collections of goods that are transported, transhipped or…


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…


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…


Application of a storage location management solution

With a growing warehouse, usually not only the number of articles increases,…


The definition of the term "Storage"

The storage process can be divided into further sub-processes for better…


External storage

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