Advantages and definition of the transhipment type cross docking

There are various handling methods for inventory in the shipping area. One of…


Regulations and labeling for the transport of dangerous goods by truck

Around the world, hazardous goods are transported every day. For Germany alone,…


The Bullwhip effect

The bullwhip effect describes coordination and communication problems in…


Enterprise Resource Planning - the five most important questions when choosing an ERP system

An Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP for short) is used in many…


Advantages and disadvantages: centralized and decentralized warehouse

In distribution logistics, the determination of warehouse locations represents…


Out-of-Stock - the gap in the shelf

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


The production cycle

In a broader sense, a production cycle is the production process that begins…


Insulated packaging: Maintaining the cold chain in the supply chain

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


Uses of Blockchain technology in logistics / intralogistics

Blockchain is an enabling technology. Just like the Internet, it harbors…


Point of sale systems, warehouse management and branch logistics

A cash register system, also known as a POS system, is software that documents…


Set-up time in production and intralogistics

If a machine or a production site, i.e. individual facilities or entire…


Cyber-physical systems and logistics

Cyber-physical systems, or CPS for short, are system units or components that…


Logistics management and the supply chain

The integrated planning, organization, management, processing and control of…


Opportunity costs, especially in intralogistics, are a popular means of identifying capacities in advance.

Opportunity costs in logistics

Opportunity costs, also known as alternative costs or foregone costs, express a…


CPFR – Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment

CPFR stands for Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment and is a…


Networked Production: Computer-integrated Manufacturing

Computer-integrated manufacturing, or CIM for short, stands for…


Nowadays, enterprise resource planning systems must not only function within the company; the connection with the POS must also be effective across the company.

At a glance: the enterprise resource planning system

An enterprise resource planning system is a software that ensures a smooth flow…


Multicopter: Drones as parcel carriers of the future

Goods delivery by automated or even autonomous drones? What we know at best as…


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

The term Product Lifecycle Management, PLM for short, describes a holistic…


Smart Data

Smart Data stands for the detailed and structured result of an analysis of…


The Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) stands for the monitoring process as well as the…


Logistics - Definition

The term logistics stands for the planning, control and monitoring of the…


Materials management in production and logistics

Materials management controls the material flow within a company as well as…


The end of the 6 Rs of logistics? - Part 2

The classic logistics view is limited to the now famous 6 R's with regard to…


The end of the 6 Rs of logistics? - Part 1

The tasks of logistics and the logistician are memorably explained with the…


Swarm intelligence - What we logisticians can learn from ants - Part I

Surely you use a navigation system. So then you are already relying on the…


Distributed Order Management

Distributed Order Management basically the consideration of all companies…


What is the logic behind supply chain management?

At the center of managementis the individual as an acting being, as homo agens.…


The Newsvendor Model in SCM

Many supply chain management (SCM) approaches can be explained using the…


The cost of unused opportunities in supply chain management

No company can afford not to have the cost side under control. The figures from…


Information in intralogistics

Information describes the meaningful content of a message, which is of value…


Lean Production

Lean Production describes a method with the goal to react quickly to outside…


The distribution center

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


Production management

According to business economist Werner Kern, production management is an…


Definition - Value chain

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


Lean Management

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


Overview of common manufacturing principles

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


Push system and pull system in supply chains

Supply chain management refers to the value chain from the supplier to the end…


Material throughput time

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


Just-in-time - Definition

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