Automated and integrated layout and transport system planning taking logistical and economic targets into account

Project title Automated and integrated layout and transport system planning taking logistical and economic targets into account (AutoLaT)
Project duration 01.11.2018 – 31.10.2020
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As a result of increasing market dynamics and increased cost pressure, companies are being forced to adapt ever more quickly to the changing conditions. The use of innovative factory planning approaches to adapt or reconfigure factory structures enables companies to maintain or expand their competitiveness.

The aim of this research project is to develop an expert system for the selection of transport systems and the integrated creation of material flow-efficient layouts. To this end, the effects of the transport system selection (e.g. reach truck, route train) and the planning of the corresponding transport networks (e.g. route network for driverless transport systems) are to be taken into account in layout planning (arrangement of facilities and warehouses).

Finally, the SME will be enabled to generate a material flow efficient factory layout by using a software demonstrator. In addition to the factory layout, suitable means of transport are suggested to the SME and the corresponding route networks are planned.

Sponsor

The IGF project 19994N/1 of the research association BVL is funded via the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) in the programme of Industrial Collective Research (IGF) by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) based on a decision of the German Bundestag.

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