Linde experts analyse all fleet data - from the condition of the vehicles, their capacity utilisation and consumption to their actual use in everyday life. This forms the basis for tailor-made solutions. Depending on their objectives, they increase capacity utilization, reduce downtimes, reduce fuel and energy costs as well as pollutant emissions and improve safety. This benefits the entire company.
4 steps to perfect material flow
Comparing vehicle costs accurately
Which vehicle type generates the lowest costs during the material flow - for example, when unloading trucks, storing goods on the shelf or picking from the floor? The "Fleet Plan" software, which is used during consulting by Linde experts, provides precise answers to this question. To this end, the program simulates the customer's situation with just a few entries on the computer and then calculates the operating costs for each vehicle, including driver costs, energy consumption, investment costs and other factors. In addition,"Fleet Plan" makes it clear how many vehicles are required for the overall process and what the total costs are.
Planning and simulating the new warehouse
To ensure that the processes in a new warehouse run smoothly from the outset - without bottlenecks and overcapacities - experts from Linde rely on comprehensive 2D and 3D simulations during the planning phase: The CAD drawings of the planned bearing can be imported or reconstructed with the "Stratos" software. Walls, shelves, conveyor belts and components can then be changed or new elements can be planned. The result is a "virtually walkable" model with all warehouse movements - perfectly simulated in every detail. On this basis, the experts determine, among other things, how many forklifts, employees, shifts or truck ramps are required to establish a perfect material flow.