Value stream and intralogistics
At LIGNA 2023, Schuler Consulting is presenting its digital solution for reducing waste in the value stream. Digital Value Stream Optimization uses an indoor tracking system to visualise the flow of materials and goods, and uses external sensors to record machine data regardless of manufacturer or year of manufacture. All production data, including data from systems like enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing enterprise system (MES), flow into a digital value stream dashboard, and is the basis for the resource-efficient and sustainable optimisation of the value stream.
Manufacturer of kitchen furniture Burger Küchen is one of the first users. Its technical manager, Martin Schockwitz, reported that Digital Value Stream Optimization is a long-term installation at Burger: “To a certain extent you can increase the variance and reduce the throughput time at the same time. To do this, I need systemic support, which I have found with Schuler Consulting’s solution.”
Shaping investment decisions
Schuler’s consulting team will show how manufacturers can master current challenges and make their production fit for the future. The engineers will analyse the optimal material flow in production, make recommendations for technology selection, plan the positioning of machines and workstations, and align production with the manufacturer’s business objectives.
“Targeted use of resources and practised sustainability are increasingly decisive today. We want to offer entrepreneurs a sound overall concept based on which to base their investment decisions,” emphasised Florian Hauswirth, director consulting at Schuler.
The future of timber construction is marked by industrialisation. For the primarily craft-based industry, this is a big change: Processes need to be more digital, automated, and efficient. Schuler wants to support timber construction companies in finding answers to these questions and in mastering future challenges.
Schuler Consulting will be at Hall 15: Stand G31.
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