A leading manufacturer of sanitary products wanted to automate areas of their logistics center in order to secure the sustainability of the plant and to support future growth. They asked Miebach Consulting to develop a simulation model for the planned expansion while taking into account the increased degree of automation. The goal of the simulation was to ensure the supply reliability as well as enabling flexible and efficient picking.
Simulate the concept and identify optimization potentials
Evaluate different utilization strategies for the buffer zones
Assess retrieval strategies and sequencing adapted to the order structure
Achieved maximum supply reliability for goods-to-man picking stations
Reduced planned investments for transport vehicles by 20 %
Minimized number of vehicles while ensuring supply reliability