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Autostore – From dimensioning and workplace design to a finished tender document

Autostore`s automated small parts warehouses are already being used in many industries to map small parts storage in the most space-efficient way possible and to accommodate the new storage structure in existing buildings. We developed with our customer a tender document for an Autostore at their site and distributed them to suppliers. The key points in the tender document are similar to those for conventional Automated Small Parts Warehouses. The required storage spaces and the desired dynamics are determined using historical data and the growth forecast. In this project, however, the special features of an Autostore were also considered and a selection of which robots and which bins should be used was considered, as well as the connection of the storage and retrieval bins to conveyor technology in order to realize a more performant picking than with the standard modules. In addition, we defined the requirements for a possible building extension. The evenness of the floor and the accessibility to the Autostore are here of central importance.

Validation and generation of a tender document for an automated small parts warehouse (AS/RS)

The introduction of automated solutions in logistics bring quick measurable results and often have a quick ROI. During our project at a construction equipment manufacturer, we investigated the potential use of an Automated Small Parts Warehouse (AS/RS). In addition to benefits such as a lower error rate and improved space efficiency, the AS/RS offers the company the advantage of a much more efficient order picking setup, reducing inventory and space requirements on the assembly line. As implementation consultants, we assisted our client in this process through all the important steps involved in evaluating and implementing an AS/RS. Starting with the determination of the needed storage space and dynamics, the conception of the storage and retrieval stacks as well as the corresponding repacking area, up to the business case calculation and the creation of presentation material as a basis for a board decision. Following the board`s go-ahead, we worked together with the team on site to draw up a tender document and assisted in the selection of suppliers and the evaluation of bids.

Logistics concepts in the beverage industry

Logistics planning in the beverage industry brings special challenges. The coordination of the very high material flows (up to 500 PAL/h) in such a concept is the central factor. Another special feature are the seasonally strongly fluctuating production figures, as well as the management of empties.
Together with our customer, we have developed and evaluated several innovative and future-oriented logistics concepts to prepare the customer for the coming decade.
Key points of our concept are the robustness, scalability and process reliability of all operations, which we ensure through the use of AGV, intelligent RFID tracking as well as automated order compilation and loading.

Simulative evaluation of alternative supply chain scenarios for different manufacturing locations of a JIS production of complete seats at an automotive supplier

Innovative supply chain concepts, such as long distance delivery, are in demand among automotive suppliers, even for complex JIS scopes. A supply chain simulation can help, especially in the acquisition process, to evaluate different scenarios in terms of supply and costs and to ensure competitiveness.

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Development of a new logistics concept for a high-tech mechanical engineering company

How can an expanding medium-sized company cope with an increasing number of product variants and increasingly complex client requirements, such as next-day delivery? State-of-the-art logistics is a key component of the solution. BLSG supported a German hidden champion in meeting this challenge.

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