Special fields in logistics planning Logistics-IT

Special fields in logistics planning

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Michael Borowski and Martin Schöne
Michael Borowski and Martin Schöne Heads of logistics planning
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Customised planning and management software in logistics

Digital data transmission, global networking, complex ERP systems and Industry 4.0 – logistics is characterised by numerous dynamic IT processes and trends. Therefore, hardware, software and company structures must be coordinated optimally with each other so that information and material flows run synchronously. Only then can processes be made transparent and can potential be fully harnessed along the entire supply chain, for example when it comes to portfolio optimisations by means of correct material planning parameters, correct booking points in the plant, warehouse control concepts managed on a document-free basis or the complete integration of automatic logistics systems. In the logistics-IT projects, LOGSOL combines detailed practical expertise with subject-specific training and certifications. Thanks to the development, marketing and integration of their own logistics software solutions, with LOGSOL customers also benefit from profound knowledge in the areas of programming, IT project management and support. Thus, individual solutions for the customer can also be implemented from one source. Another aspect that is always significant is data and information security in companies. LOGSOL not only constantly optimises its internal information security concept within the framework of the ISO 27001 certification process, but also supports the customers in this challenge.

SAP Business applications in logistics

Using Europe’s most successful ERP solution “SAP”, business processes can be mapped, controlled and analysed across the entire supply chain. To this end, the SAP Business applications offer numerous modules for logistics, including for materials management, warehouse management and production planning. LOGSOL supports the customers in the complete system integration. In addition to comprehensive project expertise, it manages this also with the employee-specific knowledge from the certification as an SAP consultant.

 

 

SAP Consultant

Insight into the future – Industry 4.0

Suitable IT solutions play the decisive role in the topic of Industry 4.0. The field of augmented reality alone, i.e. computer-supported communication, offers a great deal of potential in logistics. For instance, picking orders, for example, may in future be handled completely with intelligent data glasses: glasses on and “Welcome!”; then the outstanding order appears in the glasses lens. A short “Ready!” activates the navigation, which directs the employee to the storage shelf by means of directional arrows that are displayed. There, it is then sufficient to look at the barcode, and the item is scanned. Of course, such innovations sound promising. However, at LOGSOL, their economic efficiency is always the main point of focus. In the project, tried-and-tested methods and techniques are generally used and may be complemented by practical, innovative approaches.

LOGSOL expertise

 

  • ERP systems (SAP, Infor, MS Dynamics)
  • Production planning and control (PPC, MES)
  • Warehouse management systems (WMS, pick by light, pick by voice, pick by scan)
  • Container management, ramp control (yard management)
  • Transport management (TM)
  • Hardware (scanners, printers, terminals, identification technology, barcode, RFID)
  • Information systems, dashboards, logistics KPIs
  • Interface-based individual programming
  • Industry 4.0

Analyse Logistik-IT Step 1:

Derivation of challenges to the IT processes

  • Analysis of the current system
  • Design of future logistical processes
  • GAP analysis of the current system
  • Definition of future IT processes and functions
  • Derivation of requirements of optimal IT support, appropriate to the logistics concept

Lastenheft Step 2:

Specification of individual process requirements in the specifications sheet

  • Description of the TARGET processes and functions (from the user’s perspective) and process modelling (e.g. with BPMN 2.0, EPC)
  • Integration into existing hardware and software functions (description of future interfaces)
  • Definition of tests, system tests and acceptance criteria
  • Project plan for implementation, optionally with migration and integration stages
  • Provider-neutral pre-selection of suitable products (creation of longlist and shortlist)

IT Hardware/Identtechnik Step 3:

Selection of specific IT software, IT hardware and identification technology

  • Selection of suitable providers for the specified software requirements
  • Identification of suitable material-flow technology (IT hardware)
  • Design of the interfaces for the later integration of the IT hardware
  • Therefore, the selection of the technology should always take place in parallel to the design of the IT concept

 

Konfiguration PPS, LVS Step 4:

Configuration of PPC and WMS modules

  • Configuration of the solution
  • Function and integration tests on the system and the interfaces
  • Training in the new system