Supply

  • The production cycle

    In a broader sense, a production cycle is the production process that begins with the raw materials and ends with the finished product. In a narrower and above all in...

  • Kanban system

    The Kanban system is a planning system for production control. the Kanban system is often split into material flow and replenishment are controlled starting from the processing location, based on...

  • The Bullwhip effect

    The bullwhip effect describes coordination and communication problems in multi-stage supply chains – mostly in so-called fragmented supply chains. It can be localised thanks to fluctuations in production planning and...

  • Assortment width and assortment depth

    The assortment available in a warehouse and in the retail trade is subdivided into the assortment dimensions assortment width and assortment depth. The assortment width describes the range of different...

  • Continuous conveyor / discontinuous conveyor

    Both the continuous conveyor and the discontinuous conveyor belong to the conveyor technology category. Both systems are used to transport goods from one place to another. They differ in that...

  • Just-in-time – Definition

    “Just-in-time” refers to a type of delivery in which the required goods are delivered on time and in exact quantities in order to keep warehousing at the processing location as...

  • Manufacturing principles

    Different principles can be applied in manufacturing. Some products are manufactured according to forecasts, without specific sales order With other products production only starts after the reception of a sales...

  • The range of storage

    The range of storage is a key figure which expresses the internal security of supply by own stocks of a certain article within a particular article within a certain time....

  • 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...

  • Out-of-Stock – the gap in the shelf

    Out-of-stock typically refers to a shelf space in the stationary retail trade which no longer contains the intended article. The delimitation to the concept of shortage is that out-of-stocks (OOS)...

  • Point of sale systems, warehouse management and branch logistics

    A cash register system, also known as a POS system, is software that documents a specific financial transaction of an inventory or a good. In general, the POS system describes...

  • Vogel’s approximation method

    The approximation method according to Vogel is a heuristic procedure that is mainly used in distribution logistics, for example to solve a transport problem. It belongs to the field of...

  • CPFR – Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment

    CPFR stands for Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment and is a further development of Efficient Consumer Response (ECR), known from supply chain management. CPFR requires that all information along the...

  • Replenishment in intralogistics

    Replenishment (also referred to as Supply) is an elementary process in today’s merchandise management, which contributes to the overall efficiency of the material flow if it is integrated as well...

  • 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 picking travel time

    The order-picking way time is the sum of the time required for picking a single order or batch; measured from the starting point of picking via the picking locations to...

  • What can logistics accomplish?

    In recent decades, the term “logistics” has developed into a general term. This is a good thing. But what is not so positive is that “logistics” – especially in the...

  • The degree of utilisation/the capacity utilisation

    The degree of capacity utilisation describes the proportion of the capacity used by resources/operating resources (plant, machinery, employees, energy) measured against the total available capacity – always in relation to...

  • Storage capacity/storage economy

    Storage capacity is defined as the maximum number of loading units that a warehouse can hold. It also represents the actual capacity of a warehouse. It directly relates to the...

  • Heijunka lean method

    The Japanese lean method Heijunka pushes a production where the production flow of the parts market is continuously guaranteed despite market fluctuations. This avoids transport and idle times and distributes...

  • Storage and retrieval machine

    A storage and retrieval machine (SRM) is a storage device with which load units can be stored, transferred and retrieved. The storage, transfer and retrieval performance of a storage system...

  • Definition – Transshipment logistics

    Goods handling is a function of intralogistics and takes place between the external goods flow and the internal material flow. The cargo of a means of transport is loaded onto...

  • picking business process, goods are often replenished. Managing and allocating replenishment is one of the tasks of supply chain management. By using a warehouse management system, it can be ensured before starting a picking process that there is sufficient stock in the picking area. The supply of goods may be necessary as a precaution, on-demand or due to a shortage in the warehouse. The different variants of replenishment can also be partially combined with each other in order to achieve an even system utilization with maximum readiness for delivery.

    Replenishment – Basics

    Before, during or even after the picking business process, goods are often replenished. Managing and allocating replenishment is one of the tasks of supply chain management. By using a warehouse...

  • Transport strategies: Overview

    Transport strategies are used to execute existing transport orders. Transportation strategies can be used for transportation planning to route the transport units to the appropriate destinations. There are four transport...

  • Cycle time procedure

    Goods are fed from the main warehouse to the picking area manually, as a precaution or on-demand. Depending on which criterion drives the replenishment, either the staging procedure, the reorder...

  • Reorder point procedure

    Goods are fed from the main warehouse to the picking area manually, as a precaution or on demand. Depending on which criterion drives the replenishment, either the reorder point procedure,...

  • Provisioning procedure

    Goods are fed from the main warehouse to the picking area manually, as a precaution or on-demand. Depending on which criterion drives the replenishment, either the staging procedure, the reorder...

  • Cross-docking

    There are different types of handling goods in the shipping area. One of these is called cross-docking and is a form of cross-connection. The most striking characteristic of this type...

  • Procurement logistics – Just in sequence

    “Just in sequence” refers to a type of delivery in which the required goods are delivered to the right place at the right time, in the right quantity and of...