Long-term security of supply

Developing and Implementing a Logistics Strategy

Initial Situation and Project Goals

In 2013, the production and assembly programme of a truck manufacturer was expanded with two new engine series. Integrating these series led to a significant increase in quantities and variants in production and assembly, creating logistical challenges which could not be represented within the existing logistics system. The aim of the UNITY project was to develop and implement a holistic logistics strategy across all parts of the plant in order to effectively tackle new challenges for the long term and thus ensure the supply of materials.

Reduction of logistics costs by 15 %

long-term security of supply

High acceptance and efficient implementation

Tasks of UNITY

Working together with the automobile manufacturer, UNITY developed an economic, holistic, cross-plant logistics strategy which was to be implemented jointly. UNITY’s specific tasks included:

  • Simulating and analysing internal logistics processes
  • Calculating future capacity needs
  • Developing ideal logistics solutions and deriving a logistics strategy including target process, CAD layout, utility analysis and economic efficiency calculation
  • Implementation planning of the logistics strategy

Your Contacts

Stephan Bille

Executive Board Member

Stuttgart, Germany
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Philipp Wibbing

Partner, Head of Business Area

Paderborn, Germany
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