Warehouse management system

Warehouse management systems in intralogistics

Sophisticated warehouse management systems are used to keep track of the storage of goods and raw materials in logistics, industry and retail. These support the warehouse keeper in the optimal storage of goods and thus enable organized storage and retrieval.

What factors play a role in the warehouse management system?

In order for the warehouse management system to work efficiently and be used effectively, it needs some information about the stored goods. These include, for example:

  • The shelf life of the goods
  • Dimensions
  • Weight
  • Shape
  • Turnover rate of the goods
  • Special storage conditions, if necessary
  • Consistency

The shelf life of a product, such as food, plays a decisive role in storage, for example. It can therefore decide on the storage principle (FiFo or LiFo) and the storage location.

Storage guidance systems also decide between flexible and fixed storage. In the flexible/dynamic variant, the goods are placed in the nearest available space according to the chaotic storage method. In the case of fixed storage, each item is assigned a fixed storage bin.


Logistik-Lexikon Lagerführungssystem

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