Drum Barrel

Definition: What is a Drum Barrel? A container resembling a drum, with curved sides, and circular top and bottom is known as barrel. In addition, several industries use barrel as a unit measurement that defines how much material can be held inside a round, large container. In warehouse context, the former definition applies more often …

Batch Picking

Definition: What is Batch Picking? Coordinating the transfer of inventory to permit selecting goods to fill more than one order simultaneously is known as batch picking. Orders batched together enable the warehouse (and/or manufacturer) to cut the number of trips to the same spot. On the other hand, short-interval scheduling that helps assign orders into …

Knock Down Containers

Definition: What are Knock Down Containers? Containers with their walls made using composite panels that can be used as exterior sheathing in building construction at the point of destination of the shipped goods are known as knock-down containers. Assembled using a number of bolts, its four upright corner posts form a pair of steel angle …

Inventory

Definition: What is Inventory? Inventory includes all of the raw materials, work-in-process goods and completely finished goods listed as part of assets of a business, either ready or to be ready for sale. It is one of the most important assets for most businesses. It is the turnover of inventory that represents one of the …

Master Container

Definition: What is a Master Container? Master container is a primary shipping container into which a number of cases is packed, each of which carries units of the packaged materials, such as goods, parts, etc. Generally, a container is an object (such as a box or can) that can hold something. Usually, it is defined …