Integrate your automotive production with the use of sophisticated software.
Important key figures such as HPV (hours per vehicle) and capital commitment need to be consistently reduced. To achieve this, assembly line processes must be optimally timed and each employee must be effectively utilized. Warehouse or production stock needs to be reduced so that supplies are readily available, but not in excess quantities or for too long.
Logistics costs should be reduced as new concepts are consistently implemented (forklift-free factory, kitting system, carset, etc.) The “swimming” of assembly employees in multi-product lines provide exciting challenges which can only be mastered with digital support.
Our ipolog software allows you to simulate and optimize the complexity of future production and logistics. This provides valuable time to adapt to changes and to work efficiently.
Enjoy efficient and stress-free production planning
Automobile manufacturers have to deal with an enormous variety of variants due to ever-expanding consumer choice. Increasing space requirements for material supply on the assembly line leads to higher demands on logistics concepts (JIS, Carset, Kitting, etc.). ipolog allows for the visualization of all material supply variants directly in the 3D factory layout.
Production that is exclusively order-related leads to daily production program variation. With ipolog you can simulate every concrete vehicle with code rules.
Seasonal demand fluctuations in the number of units for many vehicle types (e.g. convertibles, motorhomes, etc.) and geopolitical influences increasingly lead to mix model lines in order to maintain good employee utilization due to equalizing process times. ipolog simulates concrete employee utilization and worker routes to show the ideal material supply in advance.
A high daily output results in very short cycle times for each individual employee. Automation is often not possible nor economical, which is why manual assembly continues to be of great importance in the supply chain for automotive vehicle manufacturing. Outstanding digital tools for holistic planning and optimization are urgently needed. ipolog provides the tool for building and using the digital twin of assembly and logistics.
Numerous automotive manufacturers rely on the power of ipolog:
The internationalization of markets has led to more and more foreign plants, where high productivity and quality must also be ensured. ipolog helps your company create worldwide standards and ensure high standards everywhere, since “best practice” approaches can be more easily distributed in a digital model and virtually tested in the respective situation.
Well-known car manufacturers such as BMW, Daimler, Porsche, TESLA, VW and many others have relied on the digital twin for assembly and logistics in ipolog for many years. The optimization areas of material supply, assembly planning and logistics planning are of particular interest.
Trust the integrated approach of ipolog and optimize your assembly and logistics holistically for the future. We digitally bring together what normally only works in reality.
Please contact us with any further questions!
- Is your current material area not enough and you are considering a sequencing or kitting process?
- Looking to make your logistics even more reliable and at the same time cut costs?
- Curious what advantages automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) offer in comparison to tugger trains or forklifts with a conveyor belt system?
- Wondering what effects on assembly and logistics result from constant changes in the production program?
- Wanting to increase the workload capacity of your assembly staff?
- Will flexible forms of production (flexCell, Matrix, etc.) be more efficient than the classic assembly line in the future? What is the right solution for which application and product mix?
The answers to these and other questions can be answered in detail and examined further in a scenario comparison using ipolog.
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Material Supply Planning
Take your assembly to the next level with an optimized material supply! Use ipolog to ensure that the required parts are available at the correct stations in an optimized fashion.