Article unit

Article unit: The basis for distribution

In order to map stock changes completely and transparently, some important information is needed. These are summarized in the article master data. In this context, the item unit refers to the smallest available unit or container size of the product in question.

Based on this information, order pickers are able to plan the loading units precisely. With the help of the container size, the article unit is then designated as a manually or mechanically tradable loading unit.

The sales unit, on the other hand, is created when individual item units are combined. Thus, they do not necessarily correspond to the sales unit ("1 piece"), but are always combined into saleable units ("1 pack á 10 pieces").

Important: The function of an item unit is to accurately represent the inventory of goods. The term "assortment", which is used synonymously, is therefore not the same as "article".


Logistik-Lexikon Artikeleinheit

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