Efficient logistics simulation for all sectors and company sizes
Even setting up warehouses presents companies with enormous challenges without the use of logistics simulation. Should the storage be dynamic or static, fixed or unbound? Does the principle of “first in, first out” have to be observed for the removal of goods? If further problems are added, which concern the entire storage technology including conveyor technology and internal as well as external transfer of goods, the complexity of the entire goods distribution becomes clear.
We at SimPlan support you in setting up or restructuring your logistics processes with simulations that are geared to the specific requirements of your industry and your company.
Logistics simulations – this is how we proceed
Logistics simulations are carried out with the help of simulation software that covers all common processes and enables the model-like reproduction of the entire system by entering relevant data. In addition, all important events and processes can be included in the analysis and evaluation by reverting to reference models and libraries, to 2D or 3D visualisations. Since the simulation is modular, it can be flexibly adapted to the respective needs and planning status of a company.
Include simulation already in the planning phase
The earlier a logistics simulation is included in the planning and development of logistics systems, the greater the economic and organisational benefits. Following the creation of the simulation model, we work with you to develop strategies and concepts on how to implement it in concrete terms – from the storage facility, the installation of conveyor technology or the determination of buffer sizes to the analysis of path and machine feeds and the selection of pallets and containers.
Cost-benefit analysis and creation of efficient strategies
The aim of logistics simulation is to design efficient and cost- and resource-saving models and strategies that are suitable for the realisation of your project. This can involve checking existing plans and concepts so that you know in advance whether there is an appropriate cost-benefit ratio. But also the validation and modification of models and concepts in the construction and installation phase can be accompanied and secured by simulations.
An important advantage of using simulations for planning complex logistics processes is that different models can be compared and thus tested for their suitability for everyday use. So instead of having to make costly conversions or adjustments later on, you learn how to avoid bad investments already in the planning phase.
High benefit through cost minimisation and maximisation of throughput.
Set-up, material flow, inventory, transport, receipt and issue, compliance with legal regulations, communication between distribution and warehouse – in order to be able to structure logistical processes effectively and economically, rough planning is not enough. With SimPlan’s logistics simulation, you rely on a detailed visualisation of all processes and aspects relevant to the complex system. Through the simulation
- you gain decision-making and planning reliability;
- shorten the planning phase and commissioning
- design goods distribution and logistical processes efficiently and economically;
- discover potential for improvement and weak points;
- minimise storage areas, reduce throughput times, maximise the utilisation of all agents and technologies.
Simply well planned: Logistics simulations from SimPlan
Consulting, simulation, evaluation and documentation – we at SimPlan have been supporting customers from all sectors in the planning, implementation and optimisation of warehouse technology and goods distribution since 1992. We would also be happy to work on your behalf – simply contact us.