More Storage Capacity and Optimized Intralogistics for Pankl Racing
Pankl Racing develops and produces engine components and offers complete powertrains and suspension systems for motor sports. At the location in Kapfenberg, we were called in to deal with a lack of space for production materials in the incoming goods and production departments.
We were instructed to analyze the extent to which capacity increases can be managed even without building measures or a storage tent, and to plan the new, optimized logistical workflows.
More storage capacity even without a tent
The result of our planning activities was that neither a storage tent nor any building measures are required to increase in-house storage capacity. And we worked out different options.
The winner was a rack system that was able to provide the space required. Moreover, the system offered optimum efficiency in terms of cost per storage space, user friendliness, failure safety and building measures.
Visible workflows & more efficient utilization
Only a few kilometers away, at the plant in Bruck an der Mur, the company invested in a new production machine, followed by a corresponding utilization of logistics space. We were instructed to check capacities and potentials for optimizing the remaining warehouse areas. In a second step, we planned and accompanied the implementation of measures to reorganize intralogistics.
We used a visualization of volume flows to provide the customer with a clear picture of logistical workflows and bottlenecks. In the course of the subsequent reorganization of the warehouse areas, existing inventories were critically questioned and reduced to a certain extent.
During the cooperation, Pankl’s project management introduced new aspects and initiated the outsourcing of high-volume packaging works to the “Lebenshilfe” welfare institution. Not least, we have created the prerequisites for the utilization of a decentrally located warehouse to be significantly improved through targeted adaptations of warehouse content and the use of regular transports.