SimulatiNG YOUR intralogistiCS system
Hybrid intralogistics systems are often quite complex. The order flow often differs from hour to hour with complex seasonal influences, hard runners and slow movers, items with different packaging, sizes and weights... How can you design such a complex system that works efficiently and effectively and has sufficient capacity at the right moments, without too much costly over-sizing? Very 'simple' - we simulate the system in advance to test where bottlenecks exist and remove them.
Inther collects and analyzes large amounts of data from your order process and devises and designs an intelligent hybrid system concept for this. Both the concept and the data (the more, the better/more precise) are then loaded into our Emulate 3D simulation program, entire working days including breaks and everything included. The devised system solution is then fine-tuned and improved in an iterative process until it works (with a safe buffer margin) in the simulation. That is very reassuring and provides a lot of certainty in advance: this solution will work for you!
No over- or under-sizing
Reassuring and certainty
Better and more efficient system solutions
Better workforce planning
Power BI visualisation
But simulation does not stop at the pre-process. Detailed questions will also be simulated during the construction of your system. What works better within the final design? All kinds of last-minute adjustments are assessed in a simulation (what effect do they have on the order flow?), so that there are no surprises after delivery of your system. And even after delivery, simulations provide a helping hand for further fine-tuning and optimization. For example, if the ordering processes change over time or subsystems are adjusted. Where do differences arise in the process and how do we resolve them effectively? What do we see in the PowerBI visualization?
Or for organizational questions about, for example, personnel planning during peak and/or off-peak times: how many additional picking stations should I occupy during peak times? What suffices during an off-peak period? How do I set up the system so that my staff is not too busy or out of work? Convenient! In addition, we validate the simulation process itself by iteratively comparing reality with the simulations made, so that the simulations themselves predict even better and more precisely next time and become smarter!
Our in-house simulation is useful in several phases. It provides reassurance, improves the efficiency of the system and prevents unnecessary costs in several areas. Especially for complex, hybrid solutions, simulation is a super useful tool to improve output and get better system solutions! We will continue until our solution fulfills your demands! On to the next step: emulation, to also include the Inther LC software solutions...