Logistics chains do not always end at the factory door or the loading ramp. Processes within manufacturing facilities are coming under increasing scrutiny. This is a result of the close links between logistics specialists and manufacturers, and the ongoing search for ways to increase efficiency and decrease costs. This is a logical step, since warehouse management and the provision and disposal of materials for production lines are key competencies of full-service logistics providers. We enable the industry to focus all of its attention on the manufacturing process and the development of new products thanks to our factory logistics service offering.
Just as the goods produced are diverse, so too are the required materials and commodities, the machine equipment that is necessary for production and the services mapped by Rhenus in factory logistics. A production facility of a medical engineering manufacturer is likely to have very different requirements to a coal-fired power plant. The common factor linking the two businesses is the high level of industry expertise that we bring to the table in all of our factory logistics projects.
Stagnations cost time and money. This applies to production itself, but also to all upstream processes. Efficient warehouse management helps minimize costs and meet quantity targets without interrupting the supply chain. We manage suppliers in such a way that raw materials and sheeting material are only left in the warehouse area for a very short time. Commodities and materials are then delivered from the factory premises to the pre-defined job site using our transshipment and transportation services.
The requirements for factory logistics are constantly rising as products become more and more complex. There are a large number of components to deal with, which has an impact on the processes for filling the material container and delivering it to the workbench. Our high-performance IT interfaces let you see the latest warehouse inventory and the required volumes. Our employees’ expertise ensures that assembly lines are equipped with construction material just in time and/or just in sequence. We store packaging and empty material containers in our warehouse. Empty containers are bundled and sent back to our suppliers at a later date.
In many companies, the belts never stop rolling, even on weekends or bank holidays. New vehicles, washing machines, computers, smartphones, and televisions are being produced around the clock. It makes sense for the industry to have full order books, since these ensure turnover growth and spur on expected profits. In general, full order books represent the acceptance of a means of production or a finished product by the market. However, they present a huge challenge in terms of production logistics. No manufacturer wants to let their clients down with delays or products that are below par. This is why many details have to be taken into account during the planning stage so as to ensure smooth production processes.
The Rhenus Group is very well equipped for such a task with its service offer. We always bear our customers’ wishes in mind when developing our logistics services. This comprehensive approach opens up several opportunities for our work with you in production logistics, which covers all processes, including the preparation and implementation of goods flow and manufacturing processes. We support you in shipping clearance for raw materials that are imported by sea. We are also happy to carry out order picking for machine components from various delivery companies right through to just-in-time delivery to the assembly line. All of your production challenges are in safe hands with us. We are able to meet customer requirements for production support with our employees working in three-shift or four-shift systems.
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