Storage locations

What is a storage location?

In logistics, the storage location describes the area where goods and raw materials are stored. This defined location can consist of various individual storage bins, all of which are provided with an individual bin coordinate.

What plays a role in the storage location?

Three factors play a decisive role in the use of a storage location:

  • Technical requirements
  • Operational optimization
  • Legal and safety requirements

Every stored good has certain technical requirements for its storage location. For example, the permissible shelf loads must be observed in shelving systems. In addition, a rack must also be loaded evenly, especially in a dynamic storage system.

The storage location also plays a role in operational optimization. Efforts should always be made to minimize transport routes in the warehouse. Frequently served goods should therefore be located close to the transshipment point. In addition, storage capacity should be optimized and utilized to the maximum.

Legal and safety regulations can, for example, prevent certain goods from being stored together.


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