Article name: The short name for individual articles
Errors in picking not only delay subsequent processes, but also increase the warehouse cost rate. With the help of a warehouse management system, an order is created that enables more efficient work. The item description has the task of clearly naming stock items or establishing common abbreviations.
The aim of the item description is to clearly show the warehouse employee what it is. Due to the compactness, shortcuts are often chosen to facilitate the picking of the most important stored goods. The article designation can then be found printed on pallets or containers, among other things.
Important: As part of the item master data, which represents the item-specific data in inventory management or warehouse management systems, the item description has a more precise function. It is just as important as the article number, the weight, the part number, the volume or information on the packaging unit.