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Logistics optimizationLogistics optimization

Analyzing and optimizing the internal material flow.

About 50% of logistics costs are for intralogistics and about 50% for order picking. The material flow in internal operations therefore plays a particularly important role. Not least, these time-consuming and high-cost factors make the material flow a major cost driver in companies, so the flow has to be optimized in the face of the current intense level of competition and influencing factors, such as same-day delivery and multi-channel logistics.

Advantages for you at a glance.

  • Recognize and successfully exploit potential for improvement
  • Reduce throughput times and increase productivity in the warehouse
  • Increase picking performance and effectiveness
  • Avoid waste
  • Design your intralogistics most effectively and for the future
  • Knowledge transfer and expertise from a large number of logistics projects

Analyzing your material flow and process
to achieve your goals.

The aim of material flow and process analysis is to identify weak points and potential for improvement in your internal logistics. It is particularly important to identify the ultimate cause to design and successfully implement sustainable and material flow solutions in line with requirements and fit for the future. Work with Ehrhardt + Partner Consulting to optimize your intralogistics, comprehensively and independently, from goods incoming to goods outgoing. As a neutral partner by your side, you get supplier independence and custom project implementation from us as a matter of course. We support you through planning and execution of your project and as an expert partner for implementation and subsequent support.

Improving internal logistics in 3 steps.

From recording and analyzing your logistics processes to analyzing potential and creating a list of measures, we are by your side as your expert logistics partner.

1) Take stock of and analyze your current situation

  • Record and analyze logistics process flows and adjacent roles
  • Close coordination and intensive involvement of all project and process managers
  • Detailed discussions with applicable process managers and discussion of potential

2) Development of potential

  • Consolidation and summary of results
  • Develop and identify current areas for action (analysis of weak points)
  • Identify, develop and work out potential for optimization that can be achieved

3) List of measures

  • Qualitative and monetary evaluation of potential and preparation of a list of measures
  • The list of measures lists identified and evaluated potential and identifies the necessary adjustments.
  • Handover and adoption of highest potential and start of implementation
MATERIAL FLOW AND PROCESS OPTIMIZATION.

Results after implementation of potential.

Optimization of the packaging process for a trading company

Savings - distribution times (on average): 10% (650 hours/year)

Savings - process time (on average): 8% (500 hours/year)

Increase in productivity (on average): 12% (350 hours/year)

Savings - total time (on average): 1,500 hours/year

Hourly wage (on average): 18.00 EUR

Cost saving (on average): 27,000 EUR/year

Optimization of put-away and retrieval times for a logistics service provider

Savings - stacking trucks (on average): 2.6 vehicle/day

Savings - employees (on average): 5.6 employees

Proceeds from sale of vehicles (on average): 25,000 EUR

Savings in wage costs (on average): 150,000 EUR/year

 

Cost saving in 1st year (on average): 175,000 EUR

Cost saving in 2nd year (on average): 150,000 EUR

Modernization of an existing system for a production and trading company

Increase in technical performance (on average): 10-20%

Increase in space capacity (on average): 25%

Reduction in empty pallet handling (on average): 30%

Reduction in downtimes (on average): 50%

 

Implementation within the planned project time

Return on Investment (ROI) on target

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