Warehouse management is the organization of processes in the warehouse and thus primarily the management of stocks (quantities) and storage places.
In addition, warehouse management has to ensure a smooth and cost-efficient processing of all warehouse operations; On the one hand institutionally as a management and execution organ of the warehouse management in a company, on the other also functional in the sense of the examination, execution and recording of all intralogistic processes. These include, inter alia, the maintenance of the various storage system components (mechanical and IT-based), the management of transport aids and reusable packaging, such as pallets, containers, cable drums, empties etc.
Increasingly, the management of resources, e.g. labor force, conveyor technology or storage technology, is seen as an integral part of warehouse management.
Thus, storage management can be ascribed to two main tasks:
- The smooth and cost-efficient processing and administration of all intralogistic processes, from goods receipt to dispatch
- The complete recording of all individual movements of the storage objects in order to ensure control of the quantity and value of stocks