In logistics, zero-crossing refers to the fact that a product is available in the same or smaller quantity as it is removed. A distinction is made between two variants: the planned and the unplanned zero crossing. Planned zero-crossing is deliberately integrated into the supply chain to ensure greater efficiency. The unplanned zero-crossing, on the other hand, is usually a problem: it occurs when the stock quantity is too low. This means that a complete withdrawal according to the order is not possible. In principle, the zero-crossing is advantageous in the context of stocktaking: because the stock is not overfilled at any time, the counting of the items can be done much faster and more efficiently. Errors are also much less likely as a result.
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