Like lean production, lean logistics means separating value-adding activities from non-value-adding activities However, the focus here is on logistics, including all its interfaces. Lean logistics goes beyond just-in-sequence or just-in-time concepts to encompass the complete supply chain, including suppliers, with a view to achieving overall, customer-oriented optimization. Our consistently applied guideline is the line-back planning approach, whereby the supply chain is optimized starting from the requirements of production in accordance with the pull principle.
The conveyor staging area forms the interface between assembly and logistics. Optimization of this interface with lean manufacturing can result in increased logistics costs. Lean logistics, on the other hand, offers special methods and tools for a holistic approach to optimization, and in this respect we always look at the overall cost picture.
Starting from the staging area on the conveyor, our logistics specialists consistently identify waste in the following areas:
- Staging buffers
- Production and process planning
and implement innovative and lean processes for your business. Our range of services includes supply, packaging, material flow and structural concepts.