At Effimat Storage Technology A/S we try to look at the processes as a whole and we still see a lot of potential for improvement, especially within intralogistics, in the ways of providing material and supplying the production lines.
One of the things we typically see is that the production facilities does not utilize the vertical space. Often, we experience that there is a large free space from the racks where employees are picking, to the actual top of the building. This means that the traditional racks will have a large footprint in the facilities and therefor employees spend a significant amount of time, looking for material and bringing it from A to B.
Obviously, those activities consume a lot of time, but inevitably there are also many mistakes happening as well: Especially in a production environment where you always have a certain amount of time pressure and everything is coordinated. It happens that employees pick the wrong component reels or that material is not in the correct location. – You probably know these problems.