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Modern warehousing and logistics
The competitiveness of companies is based on various factors such as product quality, price policy, marketing strategies, production conditions as well as warehousing and logistics. An unmistakable change within the last few years has meant that logistics is not so much influenced by the company itself, but rather as an adequate response from the respective company management to the changed buying behavior of the customers.
New requirements for companies
Today, companies are faced with, among other things, shorter order cycles, smaller order quantities with simultaneously greater product variability in ordered items, reduced lead times and shortened innovation times. This results in the need for the highest flexibility in production, such as order-related production. In the past, the areas of productivity, profitability and profitability were the main focus of the company’s business prospects. Today, company policies are expanding to include market-oriented components such as increased availability or optimum throughput times. Individual storage and picking systems tailored to the company are of great importance.
Different storage types
The tasks of a warehouse include classical functions such as storage, buffering and distribution of goods. Advanced functions include, for example, the packaging and the formation of loading units. Correspondingly, bearings are differentiated into stock, buffer and distribution warehouses. The various storage means for piece goods can be divided into floor and storage storage as well as in storage on conveyor means. The floor bearing is an exclusively static bearing. On the other hand, shelf storage offers the possibility to store goods both statically and dynamically.
Targeted optimization of storage systems
The subject of warehousing and logistics was not so long ago seen as a more or less neglected treatment on the part of the companies. In the meantime, managers have recognized that significant potential savings are evident in these areas. With the development of numerous new systems, which contribute to the increase of the efficiency and effectiveness of bearings while at the same time reducing costs, there are now many new possibilities. Two fundamental objectives are the optimization of storage systems: on the one hand this is the handling of goods transactions in the shortest possible time, on the other hand the saving of storage areas. Today, more goods, products and goods can be stored in less space. With our Transtore solution, we actively support our customers in an increased ROI.
From the massive warehouse to the system hall
More and more, companies are now building new warehouses using conventional solid construction, but rather prefer the so-called system halls, which are characterized by various advantages. Such halls are cost-effective, can be built up within a few days and can be expanded if requirements change. Modern storage means the utilization of all surfaces. With vertical conveyor belts, for example, it is also possible to include the height of a room in the planning of the warehouse. This results in a larger area, which can be used logistically. Costly new and conversions may even be eliminated.
Regardless of whether a classic storage hall or a modern system hall is used, the warehouse logistics stand and fall with the used storage systems. These include shelf systems which almost always follow a modular design. As a result, they can be extended or modified in the short term, in some cases they can be relatively easily re-used and thus made usable for other storage purposes. Optimized loading areas for packaging as well as handling of the storage goods also play an important role, since in the case of inadequate design of these systems, the risk of time losses is threatened.
Computerized storage and picking systems
The advanced development of electronic data processing is a great help in efficient warehouse management. Communication and database systems as well as microprocessing techniques are used to integrate logistics concepts in companies. The trend towards comprehensive IT integration continues with the development of new storage and picking systems. Automated systems are increasingly used today. By means of computers, for example, stock movements are registered, carried out, or goods are packaged and dispatched accordingly. Intelligent material flow solutions and automated logistics ensure that personnel costs are reduced and orders are executed efficiently and quickly. Since bearing technology is continually developing and its fields of application are diverse, high demands are placed on the planning and design of bearings. Optimal solutions have a tailor-made technical and technological equipment, facilitate the organization and contribute to the economic success of the company.
In the case of picking by means of mobile data collection, the advantages are that the current status can be monitored continuously by the direct connection to the warehouse management system and the updating of the inventory data is continuous. Incorrect locations of articles or greasemebers of employees lead to problems with picking. For this reason, various methods are used which allow automated identification and data collection. This ensures that the warehouse worker not only gets the right place, but also takes the correct article.
The first industrial revolution combines the mechanization of water and steam power, and the second involves mass production using conveyor belts and energy. This is followed by the digital revolution, which involves the use of electronics and IT technologies and is linked to a further production automation. The term “Industrial 4.0” expresses the fact that the economy is now on the threshold of a fourth revolution, driven by the World Wide Web, which results in a convergence of the real and virtual world as an “Internet of Things”. The keyword Industrie 4.0 is a future project of the German federal government, which aims at supporting industrial companies in preparing themselves for future production forms. This includes logistics and warehousing, as digitization of processes opens up considerable potential for optimization. The overall goal of the Industrie 4.0 project is the intelligent factory, which is characterized by several factors: resource efficiency, changeability, ergonomics as well as the integration of customers and business partners into business and value-added processes.
The concept of industry 4.0 is joined by the idea of lean management, which is now proving successful in many sectors around the world. The basic idea is the creation of values without waste. Originally limited to the manufacturing process of goods, Lean Management is now also used in other business processes, such as order processing. Given the fact that resource conservation and time are essential factors in business life, this management concept is also of interest to modern warehousing and logistics. Thus, companies can secure a fundamental competitive advantage when they exploit all the possibilities of these areas.