Stack Racks

Definition: What are Stack Racks? Stack racks are used to hold or buffer materials during “downtimes,” as well as during periods when they are not being transported or used. These happen for numerous reasons, such as long-term transportation or storage designed to allow the buildup of stock. Materials are stacked on pallets, shelves or racks …

Kanban Holders

Definition: What are Kanban Holders? Kanban is the Japanese word for signboard. Kanban holders are instruction placards placed on warehouse carts that contain materials scheduled for production. Kanban basically equals the “just-in-time” (JIT) system of warehousing, a manufacturing and warehousing strategy that sees individual parts produced or delivered only as needed; just-in-time (JIT). Toyota Motor …

Manifest

Definition: What is a Manifest? A manifest in material-handling context is a list of cargo either delivered to or shipped from a warehouse. Generally, manifest lists description of goods (cargo), its quantity, its origin and its destination. In some cases, in transportation in particular, it also includes declared cost (price) for customs purposes. In transportation, …