Digital Warehouse

What is a digital warehouse?

The digital warehouse is an attempt to replace large manual efforts with efficient and automated technology and warehousing. This saves on personnel, which in turn reduces costs.

In contrast to a fully automated warehouse, however, the digital warehouse allows for lower investments. RFID scanners, time management and digital picking methods are being used instead of automated warehouse shelves and picking machines.

How does storage in a digital warehouse work?

The storage and retrieval process in a digital warehouse is as follows:

  • Yard management: Goods are delivered evenly distributed, for example by allocating fixed time slots for delivery.
  • Storage and retrieval: A scanner at the hall door checks whether the right truck is in front of it. If so, the gate opens automatically. During unloading and loading, the forklift truck automatically scans what is being unloaded.
  • Storage and order picking: Order picking is fully automated or carried out using digital picking methods. Warehouse management is handled by a special management system.


Logistik-Lexikon Digital Warehouse

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