We believe that a good planning process needs a clear and transparent structure. Therefore, we have developed the Three Phase Plan. It helps you to make your internal logistics future-proof. For a successful project, all three phases are of great importance and should be handled by the project team - we are happy to support you in this. If desired, even in individual phases only.
The Three Phase Plan
With the help of the Three Phase Plan, a logistics concept is developed which forms the basis for the further development of your company in the field of intralogistics. To be able to plan for the future, it is of elementary importance to systematically record what is already available today. In addition, boundary parameters are defined within which planning should take place.
First, actual logistic processes are analyzed, and the resulting data is recorded and evaluated. The analyzed data serve as a basis for the development of a material flow layout as well as for the determination of performance requirements and capital needs.
In addition, topics such as the building plot and its restrictions are discussed.
The goal of this phase is a complete data analysis, including a material flow diagram and a list of basic boundary conditions. It creates the foundation for the entire logistics concept.
Based on the analyses of the first phase, different layouts are developed and technologies are determined with which the future material flow can be mapped effectively and economically
For the evaluation of the layout variants, these are assessed under economic and technical aspects. This analysis includes performance indicators, investment costs, operating costs and personnel requirements.
Thus all information for a qualified variant comparison is present.
The result of the concept development is the well-founded comparison of several variants and the subsequent choice of a target concept.
In the implementation planning, the variant determined in the concept development is planned in detail.
This involves both the further optimization of the layout with regard to an optimal material flow and the definition of the logistics processes in IT.
Existing IT structures are analyzed and the interface between the existing ERP system and the warehouse management system is defined. The division of tasks for inventory management, storage location management, picking, etc. is also determined.
The result of the implementation planning is a detailed concept solution, which includes the layout, a process description and the IT concept. In addition, the customer receives a resilient investment budget for the logistics system.
Workshops, so that the best solution wins
In our experience, workshops are an excellent opportunity to develop the new logistics concept with the right people.In addition to developing the technical solution, it is equally important to take the right team with you on the journey. After all, people who have actively contributed to a solution themselves will support it much more intensively during implementation than if you are only presented with a finished concept.Each phase of the Four Phase Plan includes at least one workshop, the number of workshops depending on the exact task at hand. We are happy to support you in considering the composition of the team. Arrange your free telephone appointment
'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' African proverb
What benefits do you have
As a general contractor we are system integrators. This means that we integrate the appropriate subsystems for our customers, such as conveyor systems, racks, robots, etc. into a suitable overall concept. You can benefit from our market knowledge in your planning project.
Avoid wrong decisions by interacting with our expertise in warehouse management systems and process optimization.
An external view is often helpful to identify and question entrenched and ineffective processes.
Filtering out the right ones from the multitude of existing transaction data, order data and master data can be a real challenge. Our experience is especially helpful when analyzing more complex processes.
Especially the new construction of complex logistics facilities requires a good spatial imagination. The use of Virtual Reality methods can be a good support for the imagination.
The effort required for the realignment of logistics should not be underestimated. To leave enough time for your daily business, we can take over work packages from you.
What we plan we also build. We plan as thoroughly as if we were building. Get to know us and then decide freely whether we should build your logistics centre.
Not only the opinion of your employees is important, but also yours. For this reason, it helps, especially in workshops, to be supported by an external moderator, i.e. by us.
Important in a planning process is the exact documentation of results and interim results. With the help of our proven documentation structure, we can record the planning results in a clean and clear manner.
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