Change in Distribution – Network designs – Handling
May 14, 2010, 3:16 pm
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Find out how Distribution and Sales have changed and what types of Network designs exist as well as types of how logistics are handled

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Warehouse equipment
May 13, 2010, 6:13 pm
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  • Floor Storage (Cheap) (if pliable better space usage) (large Space consumption)
  • Conventional Racking (Regale – mit Paletten) (50% Space loss due to aisle Wege)
  • Drive in – Drive Through (only the same product on any line) (no perishable products) (goods that can‘t be piled)
  • Mobile Racking (libraries, only one aisle)
  • Mobile Shelving (when Space is expensive – cooling buildings)
  • Rotative Storage (Horizontal Carousels) (Vertical: Paternoster)
  • Palletizing

Pictures and information of a tour for a marketing project I did through the Evobus storage facility.

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How UPS Works
May 13, 2010, 4:16 pm
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What UPS does is basically delivering Packed goods from point a to point b with the use of a sophisticated net work using most modern tracking and information technology, and operating their own fleet of Planes.

You can find general Information about UPS here.

The delivery process of UPS explained in some easy steps in regard of a normal Package.

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Information Flow Vaulting Buck 2
May 13, 2010, 3:08 pm
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This video demonstrates a possible Information flow within the company, a customer and the logistic. A very simple model is used in the demonstration.

The Euro-Pallet and Pallets and the Unit load.
April 15, 2010, 9:57 pm
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Here you can read information about how the Euro Pallet is created and its dimensions. In the second part is information about Pallets in general the problems of loading them and unitization as well as an example of Optimizing packaging to pallets.

The Euro Pallet

The Euro Pallet was designed to hold secondary unit loads that are designed to the required modulation. Originally designed in 1961 for the transport in trains Continue reading

My Opinion on Just in Time (JIT) and Kanban
April 15, 2010, 8:35 pm
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In my opinion Just-in-Time is a great approach to minimise costly storage but there are high risks in regard of the production process. If one of the suppliers fails the whole production line is on a standstill and that can lead to cost that might be higher than the savings. Off course the suppliers take the risks of on time delivery and are forced to accept high penalties in case of a production standstill but even the penalties paid to the company on top of the supply chain might not be enough to cover the damage.

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What impact has Just in Time – Just in Time in Opel
April 15, 2010, 8:32 pm
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Just in time can be often found in connection to the Kanban (Signaling System working with cards or markers) for excample in Toyota, and is used in large companies.

Tim Gudehus states that Just-In-Time is loosing his relevancy in modern Logistics. Even Companies that were successfully implementing the Just-In-Time turning away from the exact and precise delivery in regard of minute or hour exact delivery and accepting the need for an intermediate storage facility.

(Tim Gudehus – Logistik 2005 – Springer)

Just in time at the Opel Plant in Zaragoza

Jit has a lot of potential in highly competitive industries like the car industry and they tried to use that potential on any point of the Value chain. I have found interesting information about Just-In-Time production form the Opel-Plant in Zaragoza. Continue reading