Logistic Units and Master Data

  • Timm Gudehus
  • Herbert Kotzab


Logistic units are the physical objects flowing through logistic networks. For planning, scheduling, controlling and optimization of these networks, the logistic master data of all relevant logistic units, performance stations, transport means and their relations must be known.

As shown in Fig. 12.1, loose goods, article units, parcels, cargo or other filling units can be bundled by load carriers into load units. To bridge shorter internal distances, the load units are handled and moved by fork lift trucks, conveyors, cranes or storing devices. To bridge longer distances between the dispatch ramp of one station and the receiving ramp of another station, the load units are carried either directly or via intermediate stations of an external logistic chain.


Logistic Unit Load Unit Load Carrier Order Picking Transport Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HamburgGermany
  2. 2.University of BremenBremenGermany

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