City Logistic

We help you discover the technical terms and acronyms of City Logistics.



Management system access that involves information being processed and saved at the same time it is acquired from peripheral units, making it immediately available to interested users.


Single element of an electronic archive which contains information relating to an item, a supplier, a storage cell or other.

Reorder level

Stock quantity level that is controlled by the issue of an order. The reorder level is usually calculated by considering the demand during the lead time and the safety stock.

Reordering costs

The total cost of issuing a repeat order of an item, externally from a supplier, or for an internal product. Costs may include elements to cover order preparation, administration and IT overheads etc.


The process by which the stock of a particular item is replaced in the warehouse or at the store.

Reserved stock

A certain quantity of stock that has been reserved, but not yet issued from stock.


The activities related to the sale of products or services by a company (known as the retailer) directly to the final consumer, who purchases them for personal or family consumption.


Anyone who buys a quantity of goods from a wholesaler and then resells them retail in their shop.

Return (Path)

Route tracing method in the picking area according to which the operator enters the aisles in which he needs to perform picking and travels through each aisle to the farthest picking position then returns back and leaves the warehouse by the same access aisle from which he entered.

Reverse Logistics

Management of the flows of returning materials (returns, packaging, hazardous waste) from customers to suppliers or to appropriately prepared collection centres. This needs to be managed in order to achieve savings and also safeguard the environment at the same time.

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device)

Technology for the identification and automatic storage of information relating to items (automatic identifying and data capture AIDC) based on the storage capacity of data in specific electronic labels known as tags (sometimes called transponders or electronic and proximity keys) and the ability of these tags to respond to remote scanning by special fixed or portable devices called readers (or sometimes interrogators).