Error-free material supply in production as part of intralogistics

Factory planning and intralogistics planning

Future-oriented factory planning is the cornerstone for efficient processes, high levels of productivity, sustainable corporate success and safeguarding your competitiveness. Together with you, we design the ideal factory of tomorrow -- from the initial idea to successful commissioning. Through our proven methodical approach, in combination with industrial best practices and the early integration of relevant departments and internal experts, we efficiently ensure high quality planning and sustainable results. Digitalization, sustainability and modern working methods are integrated into the planning in such a way that your new factory can operate reliably at the most economically optimal operating point.

Factory planning from strategy to commissioning

Our Consulting Services in factory planning and intralogistics planning

Design an efficient and sustainable factory structure

Your challenges:

  • Structures that have developed over time result in inefficient material flows 
  • Lack of adaptability and flexibility of the plant structure 
  • Capacity limits of the site have been reached

UNITY solution approach:

  • Design a future-oriented and flexible factory structure 
  • Create a long-term master plan for the entire factory 
  • Provide transparency regarding upcoming investments, space requirements, personnel requirements over time 
  • Determine guidelines and framework conditions for evaluating short- and medium-term measures from a strategic perspective 
  • Create a comprehensive master plan as the basis for the factory's long-term development
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Sustainable and economical factory concepts

Your challenges:

  • Uncertainty about the ideal design of production & logistics systems and the use of modern technologies 
  • Poor space utilization due to non-optimal planning of layouts 
  • Bottlenecks due to non-adapted system dimensioning 
  • Outdated or lack of use of modern technologies

UNITY solution approach:

  • Manufacturing system design: 
    Efficient design of machines, workstations, and tools for smooth material flow and optimal production performance.
  • Assembly system planning: 
    Define methods, tools and processes for efficient product assembly.
  • Logistics system planning: 
    Optimize warehouse and order picking systems, plan automation technologies, and improve transportation and delivery processes for smooth material flow.
  • User requirements program: 
    Prepare a detailed program in collaboration with the customer describing specific requirements and wishes in terms of benefits, functionality, space requirements, equipment and timeframe; summarize all necessary investment and personnel requirements.
Reduced planning costs through integrative planning

Your challenges:

  • Integrative planning of all measures from construction, technology, organizational and process planning 
  • Integrating the requirements of all technical departments for the layout

UNITY solution approach:

  • Develop a detailed CAD fine layout and a room book for a precise description of the factory
  • Plan all workstations including multi-media connections
  • Plan logistics operations and equipment in detail
  • Create specifications for equipment and technology
  • Create a 3D factory model with virtual reality function, taking into account Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Develop a modular implementation roadmap
  • Integrate construction planning into the overall process
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Minimal commissioning costs due to focused management during the entire realization process

Your challenges:

  • Monitoring and controlling of all activities for commissioning 
  • Accurate performance management and short control loops 
  • Lack of acceptance for new processes and technologies

UNITY solution approach:

  • Continuously measure the performance of all technical trades and implement measures in case of deviation 
  • Record, evaluate and process amendments and errors as well as manage the entire process
  • Develop a detailed strategy for an efficient ramp-up of production operations in a short period of time
  • Coordinate and support the commissioning of equipment and processes, including the supervision of system tests
Implement future-proof material flow systems

Your challenges:

  • Optimal use of space at the lowest possible cost when setting up new intralogistics processes 
  • Selecting suitable technologies (e.g. conveyor and storage systems) 
  • Seamless process organization after system set-up

UNITY solution approach:

  • Develop a concept for flexible and scalable material flow including best-practice approaches from different industries 
  • Conduct a cost-benefit analysis and simulate system variants 
  • Establish process standards through commissioning support

Make an appointment with our experts

Depending on the topic, we provide you with the right experts. Select your preferred date from our calendar and discuss your concerns with our experts by phone or via Microsoft Teams without any obligation. We look forward to getting to know you!

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Project stories in Efficient Value Creation

  • Digital Factory Planning
  • Logistics concept at site Nänikon
  • Re-design of Cleanroom Production and the Logistics System
  • 设备规划及实施 (仅提供英文版本)
  • Digital Reference Architecture LHT
  • Restructuring of the Diebold Nixdorf site in Paderborn
  • Process standardization across all sites
  • V-ZUG 33 – Logistics concept vertical factory
  • Implementation support for a new factory
  • Produktion Optimizing with Lean Production
  • Industrial reorientation of maintenance
  • Support of digitalization pilots
  • Resource efficiency through Supply Cart System
  • Market Leadership in Smart Manufacturing
  • Detailed planning of new production site
  • Detailed planning of a strategic location development
  • Standardization of Packaging Material
  • Sound planning basis for all business units
  • Development of Roadmap 2020
  • Long-term increase in production efficiency
  • Innovative sewing and assistance system
  • 新工厂的精益管理辅导 (仅提供英文版本)
  • Increasing efficiency and lead times
  • Clear methodology in the planning process
  • Realizing digital customer journey
  • Design of Inbound, Inner-Plant and Outbound Logistics
  • 资源管理 (仅提供英文版本)
  • Creating added value for customers and company
  • Clear roles and responsibilities for IT and OT
  • Concept creation of a digital process platform

Your contacts for factory planning and intralogistics planning

Thorben Kerkenberg

Head of Smart Factory & Operational Excellence

Hamburg, Germany
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Julian Gerg

Head of Business Area

Munich, Germany
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René Szepanski

Head of Business Area

Paderborn, Germany
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Ove Thomsen

Head of Business Area

Hamburg, Germany
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Michael Wolf

Partner, Head of Business Area

Hamburg, Germany
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Kai Bätge

Senior Manager

Hamburg, Germany
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