Benchmarking

Definition: What is Benchmarking? Comparing an organization’s quality of corporate systems, policies, products, programs and strategies to standard measurements as well as to other companies’ results is known as benchmarking. Results are used to help determine if and what improvements and/or changes are required in any of the benchmarked fields, as well as analyzing competitors’ …

Bulk Storage

Definition: What is Bulk Storage? Equipment and supplies stored in a warehouse in large quantities are described as bulk storage. Unlike bin storage, goods stored in bulk storage more often than not use original containers. The term is widely used in storage of liquids, such as petroleum products, in tanks, unlike drum or packaged storage. …

Yield Strength

Definition: What is Yield Strength? A most important calculation in the design of warehouses (both as buildings and as internal structures), yield strength or yield point of a material is defined in engineering and materials science as the stress at which a material begins to deform plastically. This applies especially to all kinds of beams …

Navigation

Definition: What is Navigation? Navigation is the material handling industry’s basic part. It interconnects the different processes that guide the supply and taking out of raw material, workpieces, sub-products, parts and final products. Due to the automated nature of the whole production process, the material handling systems (MHS) must act in coordination with timeliness for …

Distribution Center

Definition: What is a Distribution Center? A principal part in the order processing element and order fulfillment process, the distribution center is a facility that is usually smaller than a company’s main warehouse. It is used to receive, store temporarily, and redistribute goods, based on received customer orders. It can be also called branch warehouse …