Nowadays, efforts to increase the energy efficiency are taking place in many areas. As a lever for the flow of goods, logistics, which is responsible for the supply of production plants, has a great influence on the efficient use of energy. A study on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has shown that in the production about 40 % of the primary energy demand result from the production environment.
The logistic influencing factors on efficiency are versatile and interdependent: Delivery concepts are influenced by the number and location of network partners as well as by the production concept. The production concept also determines the factory layout, the internal material flows and the corresponding conveyor technique.
The E²Log project is therefore concerned with the question of how the logistic network and production environment can be better synchronized with each other with the target of a holistic increase of the energy efficiency.