Material Flow Analysis

Material Flow Analysis
The end-to-end optimization of all material flows within the factory enables a reduction in indirect production costs and enhances production flexibility.

Optimizing material flow and material control processes are essential for a factory to be agile and lean. Dijitalis experts evaluate various aspects such as infrastructure, space requirements, material handling, and storage technologies while improving your factory logistics. Opportunities to reduce unnecessary and duplicate transports, forklift congestion in corridors, high usage of indirect labor, and mitigate safety risks are identified. Material flow is reorganized to be ready for future needs, not just for today. The outcomes of such an analysis include;

  • Standardization of processes,
  • Reduction in manpower and equipment required for internal transport,
  • Decrease in space requirements for logistics,
  • Shortening of production cycles,
  • Reduction in material and product stocks,
  • Elimination of line stops due to material shortages,
  • Establishment of lean flows to facilitate visual factory management
  • Design of transport carts and containers (decision-making on KLT boxes, pallet and box transportation methods for small product transportation, transfer of appropriate amount of material without damage, etc.),
  • Correct handling for storage and material flow (analysis of various forklift, pallet truck, milkrun, AGV, conveyor systems and correct stocking preferences such as shelf, powered and unpowered flow racks, vertical storage, and ASRS systems),
  • Design of goods receipt and shipment areas and working on road connections (support for factory site layout design, organization of vehicle maneuvering areas and traffic flow)

Effective material flow analysis undertaken with the right methodology increases the flexibility and process stability of the factory.

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