Master data: The basis for all warehouse and logistics tasks
To ensure optimal handling of goods and merchandise, a permanent exchange of relevant information is necessary. These are referred to as master data and contain information on product properties. Only through this data preparation is it possible to optimize and efficiently process picking and storage.
In order to ensure a better handling, a categorization according to article master, customer master as well as supplier master takes place. Master data typically includes the following:
- Item number
- Article description
- Article image
- Dimensions and weight
- Customer name
- Customer or delivery address
- Vendor name
- Supplier address
In short: With the help of powerful warehouse management software, master data can be used ideally and existing resources can be used in the best possible way. In this way, criteria for storage areas can be defined, incorrect picking can be avoided, or storage areas can be better dimensioned and adapted.