You'll find brief explanations of the technical terms used in logistics in this gray box and most others.
Value Added Services
Logistics services going beyond the basic services and creating additional value / benefit.
Outer wrapping of consumer durables designed to protect the consumer durable and to make it suitable for shipping. Packaging also has a marketing function.
The locality where the entire bandwidth of activities of a warehouse site is realized: acceptance, transhipment, putting goods in and out of storage, preparing, commissioning, value added services and logistics information processing.
Commodity management system
Defines that part of ERP systems which mirrors the goods management part of the value added chain. An integrated CMS reflects the flow of goods from purchase to resale for each article, both in terms of value and of unit quantity.