Logistics planning

We plan your intralogistics or production logistics from the inside out - neutral, objective and always the most economical solution!

Logistics planning & engineering

When it comes to logistics planning tasks, we are happy to help you give shape to your ideas!

For a long time, the automotive industry was the driving force behind logistics planning as we know it today. This is where the methods of Lean Management have found their way, which have significantly strengthened the relevance of logistics. IWL also has its origins in logistics planning in the automotive industry, but since its foundation in 1985 we have developed across all industries.

Since then, we have significantly professionalized strategic logistics planning through scientific methods and best practice. Today, operational logistics planning also benefits from these approaches: flexible and scalable logistics that adapts to the constantly changing requirements of customer wishes.

We plan from the inside out – the focus is on the process and its holistic added value. On the basis of the processes we develop the material and information flow. Taking your wishes into account, storage and conveyor systems are planned, which are then specified, tendered, negotiated and supported during implementation. In doing so, we make use of the complete range of products on the market, independent of manufacturers. According to our guiding principle: neutral, objective, most economical solution!

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Planning and optimization of material flows and intra-logistics processes

Design of traffic and passenger flows

Planning and optimization of production logistics

Planning of media supply and infrastructure

Logistics planning towards logistics 4.0 using digitalization technology

Work structure planning: Master plan for the site

Strategic factory planning towards a sustainable company

Systems engineering for highly automated and complex plants

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Fast Facts

Project experience since 1985

Top know-how in the field of logistics means for you the highest security in the implementation!

500+ satisfied customers

With more than 500 satisfied customers, we stand for cooperative partnership and the highest level of trust!

35+ specialists

Our specialists will take care of your project and save you time and money through fast communication!

100+ projects

Experience from more than 1000 projects in a wide range of industries – this means professional logistics, a competitive advantage and higher profits for you!

100+ logistics centers

Not every project leads to a new building – nevertheless, we have already realized more than 100 logistics centers for our customers.

Project experience since 1985

Top know-how in the field of logistics means for you the highest security in the implementation!

500+ satisfied customers

With more than 500 satisfied customers, we stand for cooperative partnership and the highest level of trust!

35+ specialists

Our specialists will take care of your project and save you time and money through fast communication!

100+ projects

Experience from more than 1000 projects in a wide range of industries – this means professional logistics, a competitive advantage and higher profits for you!

100+ logistics centers

Not every project leads to a new building – nevertheless, we have already realized more than 100 logistics centers for our customers.

Production logistics – avoid waste with lean production and efficient processes

Lean production processes require intelligent production logistics: information replaces buffer stocks! The concepts of production logistics have developed towards lean management at the latest since Taiichi Ōno, the inventor of the Toyota production system. Processes are optimized and waste is eliminated. The goal is a lean material flow in production logistics.

Used methods and technologies:

  • Common lean production methods (Kanban, Gemba-Walk, chalk circle, Just-in-time, Just-in-sequence, Kaizen, Poka yoke, etc.)
  • Milkrun systems, flexible automation, autonomous mobile robots, supermarket, automatic route train loading

Production logistics 4.0 and industry 4.0 – Using digital evolution as a competitive advantage

The flow of goods must be precisely controlled and seamlessly documented throughout the entire supply chain. The idea Industry 4.0 of smart devices and smart products can support or even automate this transparency and documentation. Topics such as batch tracking become standard. Your inventories become transparent not only in the form of pure quantity figures – you can exactly measure and control flows and production inventories.

In joint workshops we design efficient and lean processes for your production logistics with you and subsequently support you in their implementation.

Used methods and technologies:

  • Planning in 3D and with virtual reality
  • Material flow simulation
  • RFID and barcode systems, LoRaWAN, identification systems, ID tags

Plant structure planning

Planning the plant structure is the basis for optimal flows on the plant premises, expandability of all functions, security, connection to external transport, ensuring media supply.
With such a master plan for your plant you set the course for the future.

The layout planning of individual parts of the company is then the consistent further development of the premises from the location development.

Starting with the functional requirements, we work with you to design a concept that focuses on the operational processes of your production and logistics, but sufficiently appreciates the administrative and safety functions. As a result, we design economical building layouts and geometries; in doing so, the expandability of all functions while maintaining optimal material flows is of great importance.

All relevant functional areas are included in the planning. The result is a solution from a single source that forms the basis for the future development of the site.

We plan from the inside out!

Leading companies trust in our services

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