Order type

What are the order types?

Orders can be classified into different order types. These then designate the desired process of processing a commodity. Order types can be divided into initial orders and repeat orders, which are usually triggered by a service or order.

Especially in logistics and freight forwarding, there are very many different types of orders:

  • The forwarding order: A forwarding order usually includes the use of a forwarding transport. This can take place by land transport, as well as by sea and air.
  • The storage order: A storage order is about the storage, the warehousing and also the retrieval of certain goods and materials. There are many different types of storage for this purpose, such as cold storage or high-bay storage.
  • The picking order: picking is usually accompanied by storage. In this process, stored goods are combined into a desired packaging unit (container). The number and type of these goods, as well as the type of packaging are specified in the picking order.

However, orders can also be classified according to criteria other than the type of order. For example, orders could be prioritized according to urgency or differentiated according to the type of work commissioned.


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