Factory logistics have always been a fundamental discipline from various points of view. In fact, a good management of production flows offers several advantages, including the reduction:
- of WIP, therefore better control of semi-finished products and assembly phases
- of management resources
- of transport costs between the different workstations
- of process times
PULL systems, for example, require the exchange of information at all levels and the transport of goods to take place as quickly and efficiently as possible.
What is Logistics 4.0
Hence the concept of Logistics 4.0. Logistics 4.0 means the management of production flows with the aid of technological solutions, mostly digital. In this sense, we can divide 3 fundamental areas of activity:
fundamental to collect and process information in real time on the status of semi-finished products and goods
Decisions need to be made on the basis of the data collected and decide, for example, when to launch a production batch based on demand
It is necessary to implement transport systems, manual, automatic or autonomous, capable of transporting the batches in the various processing stages quickly and efficiently
- RTLS Systems
- MES and ERP Systems
- Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and wearable devices
- Process Flow Simulation
- Electronic Kanban
- Real-Time Data Analysis Systems
- Smart Trolleys
- Lifting Devices
Accialini Training & Consulting is able to offer you the adequate support to optimize the production flows within your site through Logistics 4.0.
The approach used is extremely concrete and is based on the following phases:
Visit to the plant and collection of requirements: this allows us to specifically analyze the customer’s requests
Identification of technologies and preliminary planning: on the basis of the visit and the customer’s requests, the most suitable technologies are identified for optimizing flows with a structured methodology of technology scouting
Detailed planning of the solutions and technologies to be implemented: partners are identified and detailed times and costs are estimated
Implementation of pilot projects: for each solution, a small-scale pilot project is launched and the debugging phase is carried out
Large-scale implementation: once the validity of the identified solution has been verified, the solution is extended on a larger scale.
As can be seen from the name itself, Logistics 4.0 exploits the trend of Industry 4.0, or that set of technologies, mostly digital, which aim to create flexible and highly productive production systems.
Accialini Training & Consulting offers specific services on this broad topic, from training in different formats to specific consultancy for the implementation of pilot projects in different fields.