There are no hard and fast rules to draw the right conclusions from needs and ranges. There are no standard measures that can be “pulled” over all segments. Target ranges must be set for each segment, and possibly even for the product group within these segments. The reference points of the optimal ratio are furthermore industry- as well as company-dependent. “Fast moving consumer goods” (FMCG) in the food trade require different target values than raw material in the manufacturing industry. There are also influencing factors such as series vs. single-item production or even operational models such as “make to stock” (MTS) or “make to order” (MTO). The requirements of the areas connected to the warehouse (customer, market, production, service, etc.) vary, which means that the supply of material and goods has to meet different demands. Consequently, findings, goals and measures must be derived specifically from the company and its situation. Internal and external empirical values, which serve as guidelines for the managed efforts, can be helpful.