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Material flow simulation at household appliance manufacturer
ifp consulting simulates material flow along the value chain
ifp consulting analyses the material flows of Europe’s leading household appliance manufacturer within the scope of a site restructuring project. All material flows from incoming goods to intralogistics flows through the production to the dispatching of the finished goods are examined and simulated.
The goal is to restructure the logistics area to better cope with increasing production volume and to adapt the site layout to account for the newly developed logistics concept. In the simulation, bottlenecks are identified and measures and solution approaches are derived accordingly. Additionally, a business case is conducted.
The following main topics are part of the material flow analysis:
Recording and documenting all material flows
Modeling the relevant worst case scenarios
Performing several simulation runs using the software Plant Simulation
Evaluation of the simulation results
Developing varying site structures with a focus on logistics