Expansion of the Rehau logistics center,Visbek
This year we successfully completed a project for the expansion of a logistics center of the company Rehau
The task consisted of the classic simulation study to validate and verify the planning status for the Visbek site expansion.
The software used was Plant Simulation version 15 together with the SimPlan building block SimSuite Logistic. The administration, analysis and visualization of the different simulation results took place via the tool SimAssist.
A new automated warehouse area was modeled at a high level of detail with space and inventory management, a number of picking and service workstations as well as conveyor technology for pallet transport.
The greatest challenge was the specification and mapping of the complex processes and process chains as well as the handling of high load fluctuations in the order data, which were prepared in-house by Rehau.
Within the scope of the project, it was possible to achieve the target performance by expanding workstations and redistributing work content – even with additional savings of one load handling device per stacker crane. In addition, parts of the layout were completely redesigned, thus enabling a better expansion concept for the future.
All those involved were able to gain a sound system understanding of the future plant. Further use of the simulation would also be conceivable in order to be even better positioned for the future.