Process optimization, warehouse layout planning, warehouse automation
Logistics and and warehouse planning
Analysis, optimization and implementation
Logistics and warehouse planning (intralogistics) offers numerous optimization potentials like hardly any other area, since the internal flow of materials and information logistics can be continuously optimized by means of innovative technologies and modern concepts.
Within logistics and warehouse planning we deal with the planning and optimization of the warehouse organization, the warehouse and transport technology, the storage units to be stored and the entire warehouse layout.
We offer future-proof and sustainable solutions within logistics and warehouse planning, characterized by innovation and business efficiency. To this end, we work with you to examine the entire intralogistic processes and systems of your company. In logistics and warehouse planning, we analyze every process step for potentials and weak points. In doing so, we show you in a transparent and comprehensible way where and how your processes can be improved. Together we plan and optimize your warehouse and warehouse logistics. You will be accompanied by us in every step of the potential implementation process.
Our consulting focus in logistics and warehouse planning
Process optimization in logistics and warehouse planning
Today, the efficiency and effectiveness of the company’s own processes is becoming more and more relevant for companies. Especially in the field of logistics, the focus is on the triggers efficiency and effectiveness of processes in order to reduce costs while improving the quality of work. In addition to the triggers mentioned, the digitalization and automation of processes play a decisive role in process optimization. Many companies want to use process optimization to evaluate the potential in these areas.
Goals of process optimization
The goal of process optimization in logistics and warehouse planning is to identify potential and to assign appropriate measures to this potential. The following goals are pursued with the implementation in logistics:
Sequence of process optimization
Before processes within logistics and warehouse planning can be optimized, they must first be collected. Our process potential analysis forms the basis for this. Afterwards, the defined measures are implemented in a further phase in “process tuning”, following prioritization. A distinction is made between the optimization of physical and systemic processes. The result of the optimization of the systemic processes is the homogenization of the physical and systemic processes.
The process potential analysis includes the following procedure:
Goods & material flow planning
Whether internal resource conservation, minimizing inventory levels or optimizing throughput times within the logistics processes — we accompany you as part of the efficient material flow planning
Within the material flow planning, our mission is to contribute through rational design of sub-processes receiving, testing, storage and goods issue for optimizing your material economic costs. Storage and transport processes are to be seen in a close connection with production processes, operating resources and site conditions..
The use of transport and conveying aids are our starting points for cost savings in material flow optimization in particular . In particular, the use of conveyor technology, driverless transport systems and storage and retrieval machines accelerate your goods handling in the transport chain and facilitate the automated design of your internal storage and conveyor processes.
We support you in finding the right measure for changes and uncovering unused potential.
Optimize your flow of goods and materials include your needs and future market requirements
Warehouse layout planning builds the foundation
Warehouse layout planning is the first step in designing a warehouse. Therefore, the warehouse layout should be well thought out and created. Subsequent adjustments are very complex and cost-intensive. When planning the warehouse layout, it is always important to optimally divide the space in the warehouse.
With our expertise in logistics and warehouse planning, we design your warehouse, regardless of whether it is a newly built, existing or expanded warehouse, according to the following criteria:
- optimal use of space
- low handling of goods
- easy access to stored goods
- highest turnover rate
- maximum flexibility in product placement
- simple control of the stored goods quantities
With our 3D planning software we create a virtual warehouse layout for you. The warehouse layout includes the floor plan, the entire storage cubature, the storage area, the working and handling areas as well as the traffic areas.
In our warehouse layout planning, we can directly integrate the warehouse equipment (shelf rack storage, pallet rack storage, flow rack storage, block storage, small parts storage, etc.) as well as the transport systems (industrial trucks, AGVs, conveyor systems) so that you have a comprehensive overall view of your warehouse.
Despite dynamic competitive situations and ever shorter product life cycles, do you want your company to be extremely flexible in meeting your customer needs ?
We analyze your inventory management. The focus isn’t primarily on absolute inventory reduction, it‘s on achieving your optimum inventory level, adapt to your individual range of articles.
Optimized inventory management promises considerable potential for finding the balance between cost reduction and high delivery capability.
The inventory optimization directly affects your company’s success !
The top priority remains the best possible care of your internal and external customers along the entire supply chain, thus achieving a maximum service levels.
Take the chance! We accompany you in the project to position your target systems in an economically profitable cost size.
Potentials of an effective inventory analysis are:
Warehouse automation & modernization
Increasing demands on logistics, logistical innovations such as the digitalization of processes and their automation are an important key to a successful future for your company.
It’s often not necessary to automate the entire warehouse, a partially automated logistics solution can also bring the desired success. Also, any automation in the field of logistics requires an appropriate IT system environment.
We test and evaluate the performance of your warehouse technology and define the optimum lelvel of automation based on your article, order and performance figures.
Together we will work out a holistic, suitable solution with you. We are at your side, from concept development to acceptance in day-to-day operations. To do this we incorporate the latest storage technologies.
The use of automation technology optimizes your lead time, output quantity and readiness for delivery.
General planning for construction logistics
Integrated planning for construction, technology, logistics and IT
As general logistics planner, we provide the complete coordination between logistics and construction. Our support will relieve you as a client. Therefore, you can concentrate on your daily business. No matter whether your company is planning a new logistics building or optimizing existing locations: we ensure a coordinated planning and construction process
In the case of a new building, conversion or warehouse modernization, the complexity of construction tasks and warehouse technologies increases more and more. As logistics experts and general planners, we are the optimal project partner with whom you can plan your construction project and implement your investments with your budget.
We take full responsibility for your logistics planning and construction design — all from one source.
Focus on your daily business. We take over the planning and control of your logistics construction project
Supplier & tender management
Writing tenders are usually very complex and take a long time to process. It can take several months from the planning of your project to the preparation of the tender documents, the selection of suppliers, the solicitation and comparison of supplier offers till the finally contract award.
You should take the time for this, because detailed elaboration and accuracy in the processes is the foundation for success.
We relieve you and take over the complete supplier and tender management.
Through a neutral and objective supplier analysis, regard to the current market developments and your company-specific requirements, the right suppliers will be identified.
In addition to your company-specific factors, such as quality, price, delivery conditions, terms of payment, delivery dates, delivery possibilities, guarantee / goodwill, and the image of the supplier are important in the evaluation.
Through our standardized supplier evaluation methodology, we analyse potential and existing suppliers in order to create a well-founded basis for your decision.
Our supplier management refers to the planning, procurement and implementation of your warehouse hardware such as:
- Shelving systems
- Material Flow Technology
- Conveying technology
- Packaging Technology
- Transport technology
We also assist you with the implementation of warehouse softwares.
Neutral and objective supplier analysis and evaluation — the optimal output counts
Logistics planning and warehouse planning
Questions and answers about logistics and warehouse planning
After we have received the order for logistics and warehouse planning from you, an initial meeting will take place in the form of a workshop (on site) at your premises. There we will have an open discussion about your logistic potentials. Where do you see an acute need for action, how must your logistics / warehouse be designed in a future-oriented way. Within the workshop, first solutions will be worked out together. In the concept phase, we will prepare the solutions in a well-founded way and present suitable variants to you using our 3D warehouse simulation software. The further detailed planning up to the implementation can also be done together with you.
Our goal is to show you process potentials that can be implemented quickly and with little effort. They require only a small and manageable effort to achieve a great effect. Fast implementation, great effect! Logistics solutions must be sustainable, future-oriented and profitable.
Yes, because we have built up a broad knowledge of logistics through many years of experience in logistics planning / warehouse planning. We know the market requirements and are constantly working on innovative logistics solutions that we can implement for you. We stand for neutrality and objectivity. In addition, we relieve you and your employees so that you can concentrate on your core business. We take over the supplier negotiations and achieve the best possible price-performance ratio for you.
The investment costs naturally depend on the extent to which you reorganize your logistics and warehouse. Our planning includes a detailed calculation of investment costs and return on investment. The ROI is based on a process potential analysis, which we carry out in advance. We align logistics facilities and logistics systems in a modern, future-oriented and economically profitable way.
Do you know the potentials within your logistics?
Learn more about our logistics planning / warehouse planning
On November 18, the “Verein Netzwerk Logistik” (VNL) in Zurich will award the TIP Innovation Prize 2020. Markus Lanz, Managing Director of InterLog Management GmbH, is again member of the jury. For the