Order picking: Action of selecting order shipping requirements for customers.
Physical distribution: The activities associated with the movement of material, usually finished goods or service parts, from the manufacturer to the customer.
Fixed location: System used to assign items to a permanent warehouse location (slot).
Warehousing: The activities related to receiving, storing, and shipping materials to and from production or distribution locations.
Public warehouse: Decision to outsource the activities of warehouse and distribution.
Unitization: In warehousing, the consolidation of several units into larger units for fewer handlings.
Cross-dock: The unloading of materials from incoming trucks and loading these materials into outbound trucks, with little or no storage in between.
Handling costs: Costs related directly to ¨ keep goods moving ¨.