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Process opti­mi­sation in logistics

Analysis, opti­mi­sation and implementation 

Process opti­mi­sation in logistics should always refer to a holistic view of the logis­tical material, goods and infor­mation flows. Espe­cially in man­u­fac­turing com­panies, logistics does not have the nec­essary rel­e­vance and is therefore often neglected. The oppor­tunity to reduce costs and optimise service thus remains unused. Logistics is the driver of a company. Decisive com­pet­itive advan­tages can be achieved through process opti­mi­sation in logistics.

Before processes within logistics can be opti­mised, they must first be iden­tified. Based on our process potential analysis, we create alter­native processes and con­cepts and examine them with regard to potential for improvement. Derived from this, we define mea­sures with the aim of imple­menting them quickly and with little effort.

Which method can be used to pri­oritise opti­mi­sation potential?

Mea­sures are pri­ori­tised using our process potential analysis. Each process potential is clus­tered and eval­uated. Within the eval­u­ation, the costs and ben­efits of each potential are also com­pared. With this pro­cedure, a sequence of opti­mi­sation poten­tials and a cor­re­sponding action plan can be derived.

We provide you with support throughout the entire process opti­mi­sation process 

We are at your side throughout the entire process opti­mi­sation, from the start of the process to its imple­men­tation. In addition, we check the imple­mented mea­sures for their effect, taking into account the fol­lowing aspects:

  • Are the physical processes being adhered to and carried out across the board in accor­dance with the specifications?
  • What effects can be seen in the key figures?
  • Are there still gaps between the defined measure and the current implementation?
  • How are the new processes accepted by the oper­a­tional staff?

1. Process recording on site 

Our con­sul­tants carry out an objective assessment of the current sit­u­ation on site. All logistics processes are examined and surveys / inter­views are con­ducted with the rel­evant employees. The process recording takes place during ongoing oper­a­tions, directly in the warehouse. 

2. Eval­u­ation process recording 

The poten­tials taken up are clus­tered and eval­uated. Within the eval­u­ation, the effort and benefit per potential is also com­pared. This pro­cedure allows quick wins for the processes to be fil­tered out. This com­parison also facil­i­tates the pri­or­i­ti­zation of measures. 

3. Potential verification 

The eval­uated poten­tials are ver­ified in the “Potential Ver­i­fi­cation” with the cor­re­sponding contact persons from logistics. If nec­essary, adjust­ments are made to the poten­tials and calculations. 

4. Def­i­n­ition of measures 

In the “Doc­u­men­tation and def­i­n­ition of mea­sures”, mea­sures for the imple­men­tation of process opti­miza­tions are developed and pri­or­i­tized for the ver­ified poten­tials. In addition, the results for the final phase are visualized. 

5. Pre­sen­tation of results 

The results are pre­sented in the presence of all respon­sible persons. 

6. Start process optimization 

Within the framework of the process potential analysis, both physical and sys­temic poten­tials are iden­tified and goals are defined. In order to achieve the goals it is important to pri­or­itize all poten­tials as well as the imple­men­tation time and allo­cation of resources and respon­si­bil­ities. On this basis, an overall project plan including mile­stones is created and monitored. 

Optimise processes effi­ciently and sustainably

Ques­tions and answers around process optimisation

In order to optimise a logis­tical process / workflow, the processes must first be recorded or known (inbound and out­bound). There are now various methods, pro­ce­dures and also tools to analyse the processes in the next step. In the medium to long term, we rec­ommend the use of a con­trolling tool (BI tool). For an initial eval­u­ation of potential, we use our spe­cially developed process potential analysis, in which we evaluate each process according to time and costs and compare cor­re­sponding savings potential.

The awareness of “improving processes” should be present in all business areas. Logistics (inbound as well as out­bound) offers numerous opti­mi­sation poten­tials like hardly any other area, as the internal flow of mate­rials and infor­mation logistics can be con­stantly opti­mised by means of inno­v­ative tech­nologies and modern con­cepts. Decisive com­pet­itive advan­tages can be achieved through process opti­mi­sation. After all, you always want to be one step ahead and not be over­taken by your competitors.

The costs of process opti­mi­sation nat­u­rally depend on which mea­sures are nec­essary to optimise your processes. Our analysis includes a detailed investment cost and return-on-investment cal­cu­lation. The ROI is based on a process potential analysis, which we carry out in advance. Our aim is to identify process poten­tials that require a small and man­ageable investment but achieve a large impact.

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