Development of a logistics concept for strategic plant development

Samira Dehzani

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Ramping up production capacity significantly influences a company's existing structures and logistics processes, often calling for necessary adaptations. Identifying the specific areas in need of change and devising cost-efficient ways to implement these modifications are crucial steps. This master thesis is founded on a real project at the Göss brewery, focusing on increasing the current production capacity for the bottle line. The reconstruction of the bottle line is scheduled to be completed by 2025, with a projected 38% production increase by 2027 compared to 2023. The study entails the development of a strategic concept for expanding the logistics area, adjusting the warehouse layout, optimizing processes and traffic flows, and adapting warehouse storage capacity. The initial phase involved compiling data on the current warehouse layout, logistics processes, and traffic flows. This data underwent analysis employing warehouse management techniques, aimed at identifying bottlenecks and addressing any issues in need of resolution. Subsequently, considering the projected production increase, modifications to the warehouse layout were proposed to accommodate the necessary capacity, alongside enhancements to logistics processes including traffic flows. Additionally, the introduction of alternative primary transport options via trains was recommended. Comparative assessments were made between these proposed changes and the current configurations. In instances with multiple proposed alternatives, a detailed evaluation of these options was conducted, to select the most effective scenario. The conducted work has been supported by relevant literature in the respective field.
Translated title of the contributionEntwicklung eines Logistikkonzeptes zur strategischen Standortentwicklung
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Montanuniversität
  • Zsifkovits, Helmut, Supervisor (internal)
Award date22 Mar 2024
Publication statusPublished - 2024

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  • Warehouse layout
  • Logistics processes
  • Traffic flow
  • ABC analysis
  • XYZ analysis

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