logistics planning in ipolog – the future of logistics management
Your logistics planning, optimization and systems need to be designed in such a way that you can master the increasing challenges of the market. An increasing number of varients, smaller quantities and rising logistics costs create a challenge for strategic planning. Optimize your logistics performance by introducing a digital twin to your system and achieve decisive competitive advantages.
Learn more how our »ipolog software can support your production. Learn practical solutions from our highly experienced experts on how you can improve your logistics management.
The ideal optimization of production and logistics systems, efficient intralogistics and standardized delivery forms are central factors in the success of a business.
We offer a unique logistics planning software for seamless and efficient logistics planning. ipolog is a powerful logistics software tool for integrated and digital intralogistics solutions. ipolog uses a digital twin to assist you in the design and implementation of a more optimized logistics system.
Why is it so important to optimize your logistics planning?
Ideal logistics planning ensures that the right parts are provided at the right place, at the right time, in the right quantity and with the optimal resource requirements. It is important to be able to analyze fluctuations throughout the day and the different requirements within any given period.
Do you also face the following challenges in your logistics planning?
Planning uncertainties due to volatile markets
Volatile markets make forecasts imprecise, thus making strategic planning difficult. From storage to assembly, processes must be constantly and dynamically adapted. ipolog enables flexible planning and optimization at the push of a button to react quickly to supply fluctuations.
Individualized products need flexible logistics
The current trend is towards the individualization of products. This means that your logistics systems must be dynamically designed in order to be able to react to changing requests. Improve your logistics in ipolog and adjust the required resources quickly and easily.
Shorter cycle times and increasing cost pressure
Do you have to manage shorter planning cycles with increasingly complex products and increasing cost pressure? Are your planning times going through the roof? Get started with effective logistics optimization with digital support in our ipolog software.
Confusing internal processes and lack of transparency
Increasing complexity, many specialists from different departments and countless documents that have to be continuously maintained? Would you like to reduce your effort and create transparency across departmental boundaries? In ipolog, partnership-based work can be easily achieved by integrating all information into one system with a comprehensive 3D visualization.
High logistics costs and required budget cuts
Are you required to strive for batch size 1 while at the same time cut costs in the area of transport management? Are you unable to compare scenarios or identify sources of error such as empty runs or transport peaks? ipolog allows you to visualize your value-added chain from order to finished product, identify sources of error and reduce logistics costs through continuous optimization. The order from warehouse to production is now always in view!
Experience the added value of logistics planning supported by software:
Do you also view digital and holistic logistics planning as an essential component of successful production? Our introductory webinar, “Optimize Your Logistics: From Idea to Reality in 5 Steps”, will show you how to use ipolog software to holistically plan your logistics and continuously optimize it with the push of a button.
Logistics optimization done right with ipolog:
Our optimization software ipolog offers you a wide range of functions and thus supports (almost) all areas of logistics planning. From »tugger train planning to »warehouse optimization, the entire logistics chain is carefully evaluated. No other tool on the market offers such a comprehensive range of functions as ipolog. Furthermore, ipolog offers a simple and intuitive user interface and a structured workflow, which provides an overview of the planning process for planners and management.
See the advantages of logistics planning in ipolog at a glance:
From Start to Finish
ipolog software accompanies you in all phases of planning and optimizing your logistics. No matter if warehouse, picking areas, tugger trains, forklifts or driverless transport systems, everything is integrated and made transparent in one model.
ipolog software performs dynamic calculations and not calculations based on average values. Thus, a line-back simulation is carried out based on an existing production program (which is continuously changing) or logistic orders.
3D visualization provides for better comprehension, offers a better communication basis for exchange between departments and enables planning specialists to provide competent planning solutions.
A predefined, structured workflow ensures better standardization within the company and also reduces your planning times.
Merging of Separate Departments
With ipolog, the often-separate assembly and logistics departments become one value-adding unit. The continuity between data and processes can become a reality thanks to a common digitalization tool.
Intuative User Interface
Many experts optimize production logistics using many different tools (Excel, Visio, PowerPoint), each of which requires training. ipolog combines different areas of expertise into one software that is easy to learn and intuitive to use.
Five simple steps to ideal logistics planning:
1. Initial analysis of production processes including production logistics
Lay the foundation with the available information, whether resources, process and time modules, shift schedule, parts data, production data or other data in Excel spreadsheets.
2. Mapping the layout
Whether a 3D or 2D layout or screenshot: Your layout is the basis for planning all storage areas and the route network in production.
3. Modeling material flows and allocation of parts
A digital twin of your logistics system is set up and interfaces become visible. The complexity of your intralogistics is broken down and made transparent.
4. Calculating resource requirements
The previously integrated information serves as a basis for the simulation and calculation of all costs, efforts and utilization of logistics resources.
5. Evaluation of costs and personnel requirements
See personnel requirements as well as the associated costs transparently set up on the basis of the required logistics resources.
What can be additionally optimized with ipolog logistics software:
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