Warehousing systems

What are warehousing systems?

Warehouse management systems are used in this area of logistics so that warehouse managers do not lose track of things. These contain all the important information about the stored goods, such as

  • Weight, dimensions and shape
  • Consistency
  • Turnover rate
  • Special storage conditions and safety precautions
  • Durability

The warehouse management system can then use this information to determine the optimum storage location for a product. For example, the turnover rate is important for the transportation route. If a product is served frequently, it should not be stored in the far corner.

What are the different types of storage in a storage system?

The storage system distinguishes between two different types of storage. With the fixed bin principle, each stored item has a predefined bin location that may not be occupied by any other item. This is also referred to as rigid mounting.

In chaotic or dynamic warehousing, goods are moved to the next best available storage location. The use of a stock management system is particularly advantageous here in order not to lose the overview.

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