Self-managed internal transportation systems, dynamic AI-supported dynamic demand forecasts, and flexibly automated warehouse systems will be the future of digital logistics – and are already used in the supply chains of digital pioneers today. Most of these advanced warehouses, however, still only have stand-alone solutions that are not linked together. Even progressive businesses have not yet achieved all that is possible with a harmonized system of all logistics functions in a smart warehouse.
Challenges on the road to digital logistics
Businesses need a structured plan for warehouse digitization to ensure successful transformation that lasts beyond the initial momentum of a pilot project. While many automation solutions are familiar to supply chain professionals, there lies even greater potential in integrated information processing than is currently being used. The power to be unlocked by current and future digital logistics solutions is still being discovered. To maximize the effects of a digital transformation, businesses benefit from a collaboration with digital experts.
An end-to-end approach is the key to a smart warehouse
4flow works with businesses to determine their individual starting point on the way to a smart warehouse, develop a target situation, and make a plan of actionable next steps. Specifically, this includes integrating IT systems, automation solutions, identification technologies and the digital management and processing of data in business analytics and control applications along process chains. With our proven system level model, 4flow brings together the various relevant levels in a structured plan.
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Benefits for 4flow customers include:
- Total transparency over current material and information flow technologies
- A roadmap to a smart warehouse customized to meet specific requirements
- Yearslong experience developing and implementing digitization initiatives in internal logistics
- Close, neutral cooperation with high-tech digital logistics providers as well as with 4flow research
4flow works together with businesses to move from standalone solutions to a completely autonomous supply chain – the central nervous system of modern value creation – using customized roadmaps and technological strategic targets.
Increasing efficiency & optimizing processes
4flow creates transparency about process costs and system maturity and develops concrete measures for implementation that lead to measurable results from day one.
Warehouse & material flow planning
4flow works together with customers to reach this goal using proven, holistic methods for designing individualized layouts and advice for automation technologies that is independent of vendor interests.
Comprehensive layout planning allows companies to benefit from increased process efficiency, reduced space requirements and lower supply chain costs.