warehouse vocabulary

Here are some keywords we can use in our warehouse courses:

  • inventory

  • storage costs

  • storage turnover

  • average storage time

  • storage interest rate

  • bins

  • crates, small containers

  • baskests (Stackable baskets made of non-toxic resin, suitable for use with foodstuffs. JOTA 40 also available in a version with a metal trolley.
    Stackable and multiply modular baskets to use in small points of sale. Ideal for the semi-finished pieces used on assembly lines. Accessories: pirouetting wheels and three different spacer elements.

  • bottle try

  • CHEP INTERNATIONAL
    This 800x600 mm plastic beverage tray features multi-retailer compatibility, is suitable for 2, 3, or 4 bottle multi-packs, and securely holds bottles in place without the need for secondary packaging

Multi Retailer Compatibility

  • In line with latest ECR concepts, eliminates the requirement to pack into
    bespoke platforms for different retailers

Single Platform

  • Enables cross-docking which reduces stock holding and improves handling
    efficiency

Drop Card Facility

  • For easy identification of POS and promotional information.

Designed to Hold Bottles in Place

  • Eliminates the need for secondary packaging and subsequent waste disposal

Consistent Specification

  • Suitable for automated packaging onto CHEP pallets at normal line speeds

Facilitates One-touch Replenishments

  • Fast, efficient store replenishment, eliminating manual shelf replenishment, messy roll cages and rubbish removal in view of customers

Multipack Compatability

  • Suitable for 2, 3 and 4 bottle multi-packs

Nestable and Stackable

  • Enables optimal utilisation

Cardboard crate

Utz foldable and collapsible multiple-use containers save up to 75 % of the space requirement for empty or return transport. They can be collapsed in no time at all and stacked for storage, awaiting their next task. The robust folding and collapsing mechanism can be operated in a few easy steps.Folding containers simplify the decision to save space: the wealth of different sizes means that the perfect container can be found for almost any application.

  • tried and tested collapsing / folding mechanism
  • smooth inner walls
  • exceptionally strong construction
  • easy replacement of damaged components
  • impact and scratch-resistant plastic[YSaerTTEW443543]

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Though it’s more related to logistics or international trade than to warehousing the Incoterms seem to be of some importace for warehouse workers as well, at least according to their school curricula.

Here are the common abbreviations for them along with short explanations of their respective meanings:
They are usually presented in this order proceeding from the one most favorable to the seller to the one most favorable to the buyer:

EXW: Ex works means that the seller makes the goods available to the buyer at his premises: The buyer is responsible for carrying out every operation of the shipping process including loading the goods and clearing them for export and bears all costs and risks involved there-in.

FCA: Free carrier means that the seller has to hand the goods cleared for export into the charge of a carrier named by the buyer at a named place.The buyer then bears all costs and risks from that point.

FAS: Free alongside ship means that the seller has to place the goods alongside the vessel at a named port of shipment and that the buyer bears all costs and risks from that point including clearing the goods for export.

FOB: Free on board means that the seller is obligated to place the goods on the ship cleared for export at a named port of shipment. The buyer then bears all costs and risks from that point.

CFR: Cost and freight means that the seller has to clear the goods for export and pay cost and freight necessary to bring them to a named port of destintion whereas the risk of damage or loss is tranferred from him to the buyer when the goods pass the ship’s rail at the port of shipment.

CIF: Cost, Insurance and freight means that the seller is under the same obligations as in CFR with the addition that he has to procure marine insurance on minimum coverage against the buyers risks.

CPT: Carriage paid to means that the seller has to clear the goods for export and to pay the freight for the carriage of the goods to the named destination. The risk of damage or loss is transferred from him to the buyer when the goods have been delivered into the custody of the carrier.

CIP: Carriage and insurance paid to means that the seller has the same obligations as under CPT and in addition has to procure cargo insurance on minimum coverage.

DAF: Delivered at frontier means that the seller has to make the goods available cleared for export at a named place at the frontier before the customs border of the adjoining country.

DES: Delivered ex ship means that the seller bears all cost and risks involved in making the goods available to the buyer on board the ship at the port of destination, uncleared for import.

DEQ: Delivered ex quay means that the seller has to make the goods available to the buyer, uncleared for import on the quay at the named port of destination.

DDU: Delivered duty unpaid means that the seller bears all costs and risks involved in bringing the goods to a named place in the country of importation excluding duties, taxes and other official charges payable upon importation.

DDP: Delivered duty paid mans that in addition to the obligations under DDU the seller has to clear the gods for import and bear all costs involved therein.

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Comparing Container Types

With a maximum height of 2896 mm high-cube containers are …
standard containers.
Sometimes they are … standard containers but for the most part they are … .
Hard-top containers and open-top containers both have lashing rings to secure cargo but the lashing rings of hard-top containers can take … loads … those of open-top containers
Platforms have even … lashing rings and so are …
container type for very heavy cargo.
For ventilated containers the word coffee containers is … the technical term.
Goods that must be … natural ventilation allows are transported in insulated or refidgerated containers. This way for example fruit can reach Germany … it was at its place of depature.
Labelling tank containers for foodstuffs „Potable Liquids only“ is … thing when transporting them. Mistkes may be … an epidemic. They might lead to … risks for health … smoking.

Folgende Adjektive müssen in ihren Verleichsformen in den Text eingesetzt werden:

heavy
important
fresh
serious
powerful
suited
long (2x)
cool
familiar
tall
dangerous

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