What are logistical warehousing?

In logistics, putaways describe the movement of goods into a warehouse. In this process, the goods to be stored are first delivered, unloaded, packed for storage if necessary, and then put into storage.

Nowadays, warehouse management systems are used to document this process. In order to always display the current stock level, all goods receipts and issues must be posted.

How can deposits proceed?

Deposits can be made using one of two strategies:

  • Flexible storage (chaotic storage)
  • Rigid storage (fixed storage system)

With flexible putaway, no item receives a permanently assigned storage bin. Instead, the next best storage bin that is suitable for the respective item is used. This type of storage allows for more flexible use of storage space, but each storage bin must be accurately stored in a warehouse management system.

In rigid putaway, each item has its own fixed storage bin. Here, maximum stock levels often have to be set for the goods so that the respective storage bins are sufficient in terms of space.


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