Identification numbering

The more comprehensively and stringently a warehouse is sorted or structured, the better the pickers can handle the goods and merchandise it contains. With the help of a so-called identification numbering system, articles are optionally assigned article or warehouse numbers that follow a specific system - this type of number coding allows essential characteristics or properties (e.g. materials, suppliers, storage locations, etc.) to be "communicated" to the pickers.

Identification numbering is particularly important where there is a comprehensive range of articles with many variants and product specifications. Especially in wholesale, these numbers often coincide with the public article numbers, which facilitates correct ordering. Identification numbering is therefore not limited to warehouse management (picking orders), but can also be found in parts lists or delivery bills.

Typical classification of an identification numbering:
Identifying numbering systems

This system is often used in large companies and organizations to provide unique identification of objects, events, people and other things. By using identifying numbers, information can be more easily located, tracked, and managed. It is also important to know that identifying numbers are used not only for unique identification, but also as a security measure. Many companies use these numbers to ensure that people who have access to certain information or resources are authorized.

Because of the many advantages of identifying number systems, they are widely used in many different industries. These include banks, financial institutions, telecommunications companies, retailers, government agencies and many more. Whether it is a small or large organization, they can benefit from implementing an Identifying Number System. It can help increase productivity and reduce costs while increasing fraud protection.

There are many different ways to implement identifying number systems. They can be managed either manually or automatically. For example, a company can manually create a unique number for each employee and store it on each workstation. Alternatively, companies can use an automated numbering system where each employee is assigned a unique ID number when they are hired.

Classifying numbering systems

With a classifying numbering system, you can easily categorize and classify things to organize and find them. They allow you to apply a unique number that serves as a reference to a specific category or concept. A classifying numbering system can be used in all areas. It is a powerful tool for organizing and categorizing information. It can be used in libraries, archives, museums and in other institutions that are confronted with large amounts of information.

It can also be used in the corporate world to organize and track customer information, finances, inventory accounts, etc. If you use a classifying numbering system, you can find everything you need quickly and efficiently. It is a simple and powerful tool that will help you keep order and make your life easier. With a classifying numbering system you can achieve your goals and be successful.

Alphanumeric numbering systems

Alphanumeric numbering systems are a type of numbering system that uses a unique code of letters and numbers to identify items. This type of numbering system is particularly useful when there is a need to identify a large number of items that do not identify well with just numbering. For example, an alphanumeric code may contain an abbreviation for the type of item and a sequence of numbers indicating the specific identity of the item.

This numbering system is often used in warehouse management systems and inventory control applications to quickly and easily identify and manage items. They also help prevent inventory control errors by providing clear information about items.

In general, when using alphanumeric numbering systems, it is important to ensure that codes are unique and easy to read to ensure that all stakeholders can identify the correct items in a simple and efficient manner.

Parallel numbering systems

Classifying numbering systems are a method of warehouse organization in which items are classified according to specific criteria such as size, weight, color or type and identified with a unique number. These numbering systems help to find and manage items quickly and easily, and improve efficiency and clarity in the warehouse.

A classic example of a classifying numbering system is the bin storage system, where items in shelves or containers (bins) are marked with numbers. Each bin can then be uniquely identified and managed, making it easier to find and manage items.

Classifying numbering systems can also be more complex, e.g. with a multi-level hierarchy of categories, subcategories and specific item numbers. In any case, classifying numbering systems are an important part of efficient warehouse management and help to optimize inventories, reduce storage costs and improve the supply chain.


Important: Depending on the type of goods being traded, the units of measure involved and the variety of items, it is advisable to use a different structure for the identification numbering. Depending on the IT system used, it is thus possible to establish meaningful structures that can also only be assigned with a trained eye.


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