Logistics planning in ipolog – the way of the future
Your logistics processes and systems need to be designed in such a way that you can master the increasing challenges of the market. But an increasing number of variants, smaller quantities and price & cost pressure create a complexity that is hard to overlook. Continuously improve your performance and achieve decisive competitive advantages through the intelligent linking of functional areas and the optimal interaction of logistics processes.
Learn more how our »ipolog software supports you. Learn from our highly experienced experts how you can improve the performance of your logistics.
The ideal design of production and logistics processes, efficient intralogistics and standardized delivery forms are central factors for the success of a company.
We offer a unique logistics planning software for seamless and efficient logistics planning results. ipolog is a powerful software tool for integrated and digital intralogistics planning. ipolog enables you to design logistics systems in an optimal and efficient manner. Create transparency, improve your capacity utilization and experience a seamlessly optimized material flow.
Why is it so important to improve your logistics planning?
A company-specific design of internal logistics processes and systems is crucial to ensure efficiency, flexibility and supply security. The main driver of complexity is the variety of variants and the resulting number of parts. This means that logistics must be flexibly and seamlessly intergrated, and cost drivers such as space and operating costs must be minimized.
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 difficulties due to volatile markets
Volatile markets make forecasts imprecise, thus making logistical planning difficult. From storage to assembly, processes must be constantly and dynamically adapted. ipolog enables you to flexibly plan and optimize at the push of a button to react quickly to fluctuations.
Individualized products need flexible logistics
The current trend is towards the individualization of products. This means that your logistics systems must be designed flexibly in order to be able to react to changing requests. Improve your logistics in ipolog and adjust the required resources quickly and easily.
Shorter cycles 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 comprehensible 3D visualization.
High logistics costs and required budget cuts
Are you required to strive for batch size 1 while at the same time cutting 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 improvement. The order from warehouse to production is now always in view!
Experience the added value of logistics planning supported by software:
Fluctuations in demand over time cannot be optimized with linear calculation approaches (such as Excel). With support from software such as ipolog, you can digitally reinforce your planning (e.g. through visualizations or simulations) and increase the quality of planning, since errors can be detected much earlier.
You can also achieve an increase in efficiency through structured planning processes, consistent data and better communication between the planners involved. This can help shorten the “time to market".
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 process 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.
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 planning. No matter if warehouse, picking areas, route 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 recommendations.
A predefined, structured workflow ensures better standardization within the company and also reduces your planning times.
Merging of Seperate 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:
Before long you will be able to easily and continuously improve your intralogistics in the ipolog logistics software. Prepare your data in the software in five steps, compare scenarios, identify critical interfaces and jointly develop logistics solutions for your company:
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 tables.
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 resources in logistics.
5. Evaluation of costs and personnel requirements
See personnel requirements as well as the costs transparently set up on the basis of the required logistics resources.
Talk to us about your project without obligation. We look forward to assisting you with our ipolog software in a way that will revolutionize your logistics planning.
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