Warehouses are classified into physical or logical warehouse types that are characterised by their storage technology, organisational structure, or function. Most warehouse types can also be operated automatically.
Examples of warehouse types that are used for the actual storing of material:
classification based on physical characteristics:
classification based on logical characteristics:
Examples of warehouse types that fulfil a specific interface function within the processes:
Warehouse types have parameters defining their specific properties, e.g. storage and retrieval strategies, capacity checking methods, storage of handling units (HU), mixed storage.