Factory and layout planning

Production in flow

Ever since factories are subjected to continuous changes, the arrangement of their production space must endow with smooth and flexible material flows. Fraunhofer IML plans and improves arrangement of buffers, machines, workstations and storage areas with the aim to utilize the available space optimally and avoid unnecessary transports in the scope of optimized processes.

  • Design of an ideal layout (independent from conditions and restrictions)
    • Design of an ideal functional design
    • Conversion into different blocklayout variants
    • Evaluation of variants and recommendation
  • Design of a realistic layout (practicable layout, that considers company specific restrictions)
    • Design of potential layout versions
    • Evaluation and selection
    • Development of a phased plan to implement the layout
  • Guidance during realization