References planning MAHLE Behr GmbH & Co. KG
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MAHLE Behr GmbH & Co. KG
MAHLE Behr is a company of the MAHLE Gruppe that is based in Stuttgart and is among the world’s largest manufacturers of cooling modules, heat transmitters and exhaust gas coolers for the automotive industry.
LOGSOL accompanied MAHLE Behr in the plant integration of the Pforzheim location into the Mühlacker target plant and the associated redesign of the warehouse. Due to the additional space requirements for the production facilities, approximately 3,000 m² of logistics area had to be sacrificed from the goods receipt hall in the target plant. In addition, LOGSOL supported the material-flow optimisation in the warehouse and occupied itself with the increased occupational health and safety requirements. The tasks also included the planning, tender, construction and conversion management, coordination and the operational management of several moves and start-up support in the project. The rough concept for the logistics area developed by the customer and the specified schedule for the machine moves served as the basis. Production operations in Mühlacker continued to run during the entire project period.
All sections of the project were implemented according to schedule and punctually. The new warehouse structure at the Mühlacker plant provides for optimised material flows and an increase in storage density from 0.92 SP/m² to 1.34 SP/m². As certain aisles are now used only for the direct withdrawal articles, the appearance of forklift trucks there has decreased. Additionally, due to the new rack classification, the storage surface is used more efficiently, with the pallet movements reduced at the same time. With the provision of small load carriers in the flow rack, handling work in the small-parts store is also reduced. Moreover, occupational safety was increased by means of various measures.
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What the customer says about the
… collaboration with LOGSOL:
“ON A SHORT-TERM BASIS, LOGSOL OFFERED US A HIGHLY TECHNICALLY VERSED LOGISTICS PLANNER WHO, THANKS TO HIS VIEW FROM THE OUTSIDE, CONTRIBUTED ADDITIONAL IDEAS FOR OUR PROJECT. HOWEVER, WHAT IMPRESSES ABOVE ALL IS NOT JUST THE THEORY, BUT ALSO THE REALLY ACTIVE SUPPORT IN IMPLEMENTATION.”
… development at MAHLE Behr since the completion of the project
“SHORT & SWEET: IT WORKS! WE HAVE ACHIEVED WHAT WE WANTED TO ACHIEVE WITH THE RECONCEPTION OF GOODS RECEIPT – WHILE CONTINUING NORMAL OPERATIONS. MORE STABLE PROCESSES WITH LOWER PERSONNEL DEPLOYMENT AND SATISFIED EMPLOYEES. ”
… possible further challenges together with LOGSOL
“Should we maybe take a look at shipping as well? …”
Sandra Grausam · Head of Logistics, Mühlacker plant · MAHLE Behr GmbH & Co. KG