Planning of a sustainable warehouse structure
Egeplast international GmbH is one of the leading providers of plastic pipe systems for the transportation of water, gases and data. Located in the Westphalian city of Greven, the copmany owns the most modern factory for polymeric pipe systems in Europe. Founded in 1908 by Engelbert Groter, the company is currently in fourth generation family ownership.
The aim of the project was the development of a sustainable warehouse structure within the expansion of the production and warehouse areas at the location in Greven.
Initially a detailed analysis of the current situation was conducted, which gathered all actual processes as well as the situation on site. Furthermore the inventory and dynamic data were gathered, analyzed and presented in appropriate diagrams and figures to characterize the logistical services and in order to build up a data base for further planning. On this foundation, a planning data base for the reference year 2025 was derived in coordination with the customer.
Under consideration of the available construction fields and planned area changes within the expansion of production, several variants of a new warehouse building for molding parts were conceptualized. An appropriate warehouse and commissioning technology was defined for the different warehouse variants, a required functional area was dimensioned as well as future-oriented processes were specified. Moreover a recommendation for the selection of appropriate industrial trucks in the new warehouse building of molding parts was given.
As part of a qualitative valuation, a preferred option was chosen in coordination with the customer, which was completed by a valuation of investments costs and future operating costs. In addition, a cost comparison between in-house-operation of the warehouse and outsourcing of the warehouse for molding parts to a logistic service provider was accomplished.
egeplast international GmbH
• analysis of the current situation
• development of planning data base
• conception of warehouse variants
• valuation of variants
• cost comparison of in-house operation and outsourcing