Smart Warehouse Design

Smart Warehouse Design

The use of autonomous vehicles must be planned differently than conventional materials handling technology. The (re-)planning becomes more short cycle. How does the intralogistic…

Logistics planning in the modern era must be highly responsive and adaptable. Increasing customer demand for individualized products and services far removed from mass production, in addition to general order fluctuations, is a key driver of the need for continuous logistics adjustment. Short cycle replanning is increasingly replacing long-term replanning.

In comparison to rigid conveying and warehousing technology technologies, modern logistics technologies are already having the intelligence to adapt to changing requirements: they are configurable, scalable and interact autonomously and cooperatively.

These new possibilities must also be considered in intralogistics planning. However, there are few holistic strategies for planning future material flow systems that can be used to orchestrate new technologies into an overall system. As a result, within the framework of “Smart Warehouse Design”, new planning methods for short-cycle new planning and rescheduling in intralogistics are being developed. All warehouse processes are mapped, rescheduling in intralogistics needs are revealed, and proposed solutions are analyzed using a digital twin as the heart of tomorrow´s intralogistics.

In general, planning here is no longer limited to engineers at the table: The transfer into the virtual world (virtual reality) makes the rescheduling tangible and thus understandable.

Interactivity integrates both employees and the entire working environment from the beginning of the planning process. This ensures the continuous synchronization of all processes within rescheduling´s event horizon.