Production Logistics

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Everyone is talking about autonomous transportation and automated guided but is this concept also suitable for your factory? How often should workstations be supplied with goods and what impact does this have on the layout? Do you want a forklift-free factory and need an alternative transport system?

Production and logistics are best optimized together. Lean production calls for a logistics system that can keep pace with things. Simple and robust, even the Kanban system reaches its limits where high numbers of variants are involved. On the other hand, a changeover to concepts such as just-in-sequence requires even greater process stability and a reliable material supply. One possible solution might be a warehousing stage in the production process (e.g. as a supermarket) but this needs additional space.

The design of production logistics builds on value stream design and details the areas of warehousing, transport, and provisioning with separate design guidelines for logistics. The aim is to develop a robust yet simple logistics concept that efficiently supplies everything needed for production.

Variant manufacturers find it hard to keep track of all the material flows and different supply concepts. With targeted data analyses, we help you make the right decisions. Plan-for-every-Part (PFEP) can be used to determine the best supply strategy for each part - data-driven and traceable.

 

Planning production logistics gives you the following advantages:

  • Coordinated overall concept of value stream design, factory planning and logistics
  • Different supply concepts are evaluated (autonomous, automated, manual)
  • Data-driven selection of appropriate storage and container systems (e.g. by means of plan-for-every-part)
  • Development of adapted supply concepts (e.g. Kanban in the case of high variant diversity)
  • Targeted use of warehousing stages and interim storage facilities