Levels in logistics

Multi-level storage - What does it mean?

In order to make the best use of the available space in a warehouse, a wide variety of shelf types are often used. These make it possible to store goods and merchandise even at height. For this to be possible, these shelves require multiple levels. These are also called rows of the rack and include all storage bins located at the same rack height.

How are the levels of logistics identified?

In the warehouse, each individual level has its own number. These numbers of the different lines are assigned from bottom to top. The lowest level, which is usually on the floor, is thus usually given the number 1. There are some special features here:

  • In most warehouse management systems, the numbers of the different levels cannot be more than two digits - so the highest level per shelf will have the number 99.
  • The layers usually do not get the numbers 1, 2 to about 30. Instead, the first layer gets, for example, the number 20 and the second the number 40. This way, further layers can be inserted between them without any problems afterwards.


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