Intralogistics and -IT Planning

Lean Warehousing

Warehouses are an important part of any supply chain but they are often costly in terms of money and time because the processes in and around the warehouses constantly need to be optimised. In addition to this, volatile markets and shorter and shorter contract lengths are increasing the demands on logistics. Everyone wants concepts that are efficient and sustainable.

For decades now, German manufacturing companies have been practicing lean manufacturing – an approach that Toyota originated. This approach can also be used in the warehouse: the use of lean methods and tools within intralogistics supports the continuous improvement process and helps make the processes in the warehouse more efficient.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML team will help you every step of the way when you implement this process. We make it possible for you to optimize the performance, quality, and costs of your warehouse and take a significant step towards ensuring the long-term competitiveness and success of your company.

What Others Are Saying

»After participating in the process manager seminar, I worked together with the consultants to develop an in-house seminar called Lean Logistics/SCM: The motto was so much theory as necessary, so much hands-on as possible. As a result, after one day of theory we spent two days working through and applying an example B.Braun case study with our employees. The feedback was that it was intense but very effective and it was fun! Not only did we end up with a seminar that was practically relevant but we also had lots of ideas on how we could improve our concrete case study process. We will cement what we learned in the seminar through transfer projects that we will work on with consultants in 2 follow-up days. This will definitely not be the last time we get some training from Fraunhofer IML.«

Dr. Friederike Wenderlein, B. Braun Melsungen AG