Logistics 4.0

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

What Technologies?


  • RTLS Systems
  • MES and ERP Systems
  • Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and wearable devices

Decision Making

  • Process Flow Simulation
  • Electronic Kanban
  • Real-Time Data Analysis Systems

Transportation Systems

  • AGV
  • Conveyors
  • Smart Trolleys
  • Lifting Devices

What support?

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.

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

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.

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Nicola is a very experienced manufacturing engineer, especially on gears. He adopted ideas from the big, trending themes like Industry 4.0, big data and automation and turned them into pragmatic solutions.

Tim Sowa
Capability Acquisition LeaderCapability Acquisition Leader, Aerospace Transmission Technologies

Profound knowledge of mechanical manufacturing for the manufacture of gears and strong skills in the organization of work and in the continuous improvement of processes.

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Gears & Special processes Business LeaderGears & Special processes Business Leader, Avio Aero - a GE Aviation Business

Nicola has an excellent background in gear manufacturing and manufacturing engineering based on hands on manufacturing engineering experience as well as management of R&T projects

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