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LOGSOL innovation management
“Introduction and further development of company innovation management”
In its cross-departmental function, logistics is subject to numerous changing trends, which are set e.g. by the market, politics or the environment. At the same time, product and development cycles are now considerably quicker than even just a few years ago, in the course of increasing (digital) networking. If companies want to continue to be fit for the market and to operate successfully, they not only have to be up to date, but also to play their own active role in setting trends.
Since 2016, LOGSOL has been integrating an operational innovation and knowledge management system, in order to further anchor innovative thinking in the corporate culture. At a central service office, two innovation managers bundle and channel new ideas and existing company and/or employee knowledge. This happens in special workshops or with free brainstorming, for example, or by means of innovation letter boxes. Another focus is the realisation and implementation of innovation concepts. With a holistic way of looking at new types of approach, combined with existing specialist knowledge, LOGSOL wants to constantly expand its own portfolio with commercially usable innovations for logistics.
This project is supported with resources from the European Social Fund.
LOGSOL collaborative project with TU Dresden
“Further development and implementation of an algorithm for the calculation and configuration of tugger trains”
Tugger train systems allow high security of supply, streamlined production processes, and optimal utilisation of resources. In practice, however, the integration of logistics trains is very challenging. LOGSOL uses its own in-house software solution RoutMan for tugger train planning.
In the collaborative project with TU Dresden (Chair of Material Handling), the analytical approach in RoutMan is to be extended so that time-consuming simulations for tugger train planning will in future no longer be necessary. In this context, new functions are being developed for determining optimal route composition, calculating multi-route systems and generating timetables, etc. An improvement in the quality of results is also ensured by incorporating a sensitivity analysis. In this way, the bandwidth of individual parameters within which a deployment is possible is taken into account, as well as the defined input data.
After appropriate verification and validation, the research results will be gradually incorporated into the RoutMan algorithm during the ongoing project.
The project will run until June 2018 and is supported by funds from the European Union and the Free State of Saxony.
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