Planning & Realization
Can your warehouse still keep up with current market requirements? Are your warehouse capacities still sufficient? Do you need a new or extended warehouse in order to optimize your distribution?
We have been planning and realizing specialized warehouses and distribution centers for 15 years. Together with our customers, we develop warehouse concepts aligned to the specific market requirements of today as well as tomorrow: efficient, scalable and flexible. This ensures high planning and investment security for your warehouse logistics.
Our focus is always on the needs of your customers for higher service quality, on-time deliveries and value-added services. We design for efficiency and to achieve total customer satisfaction and lowest cost.
With our market knowledge, tendering expertise and process know-how, we help you find the right partner for storage and material flow equipment, automatization and IT systems. As an owner-operated logistics consultant, we are supplier-neutral and independent, offering only results-oriented advice.
We support you in the detailed planning and realization phase of your warehouse with our many years of implementation experience. As an independent partner, we coordinate the on-site installation and commissioning activities on your behalf so your project will be on-time and on-budget.
Whether you need our expertise only in the planning stage or in further phases of realization as well is entirely up to you. Our flexibility and commitment to excellence are guaranteed.
Your competent partner for the entire duration of the project
Optimal warehouse planning is forward-looking and involves all company-specific requirements right from the beginning. Cost-effective and scalable solutions are sought that guarantee an optimal level of automation for each business phase and take future developments into account to avoid investment mistakes.
We convert your business goals into a transparent logistics plan. Together with you and your team, we develop practical ideas for acceptance at all levels of management. We rely on methods, in-house tools and databases that have been successfully tested over many years.
Your planning in good hands
Our concepts are comprehensive and include all important aspects. At the beginning of the project, we assess your key data such as product range, inventory and throughput, which is then converted to a determined planning horizon. This includes taking expected structural changes into consideration. Based on this analysis, we support you during the development of a future-proof warehouse with intelligent processes. We know the technical solutions available on the market and make recommendations on the storage and material flow equipment that best meet your requirements. At this stage, we are also already thinking about expansion areas and connection points on the premises and inside the building, and determine reasonable expansion stages of the warehouse.
Our concept planning also includes transparency with regard to expected investments, operating costs and a realistic implementation timetable. You have maximum planning security thanks to our 15 years of experience.
- Execution-ready and flexible intralogistics concept
- Consideration of implementation-specific requirements
- Scalable and cost-efficient due to planning in expansion stages
- Resilient budget
- Avoidance of investment mistakes
General processes and techniques are selected, the dimension and location of the warehouse determined, and budgets approved – now it’s time to develop the concept further and to work out the details.
Through in-depth application and contribution of our realization expertise, we fine-tune the concept together with you to create the basis for a market-oriented tender.
The strength is in the details
During detailed planning we verify assumptions and requirements. The more detailed functional processes form the basis of the requirements specifications for logistics IT. The workplace setup is designed ergonomically and tested during mock-up-installations.
We look at fire prevention and construction aspects in detail and define required adjustments together with the partners in the respective trades. We coordinate with the relevant authorities, insurance and other project partners. You can be assured that the proposed solution can be implemented by all partners. You are now ready for successful tendering and project execution.
- Tender-ready concept
- Harmonized interfaces to other trades (including construction and IT)
- High planning security
Complex material flows and inventory effects cannot be modeled with 100% reliability by statically calculations.
That is why we use simulations for complex warehouse projects. We can run the planned processes dynamically, identify process disturbances and critical areas early and eliminate them in the planning phase.
Putting your warehouse to the test
We simulate your future warehouse operations based on your requirements and the results from the detailed planning. We check material flows and various control logics in different scenarios. Based on the planned material flow and storage equipment we identify bottlenecks.
During the test runs, we occasionally make additional adjustments to material flows, processes or control logics. This gives you even more assurance that the formulated plan will meet your requirements and allows you to gain initial experience with the control system.
- Verified control logics for material flow
- Validated performance of the system
- Sensitivity testing of the system regarding structural fluctuations
- Early identification and elimination of bottlenecks
- High planning security
Tendering & Negotiation
Once the logistics concept is worked out in detail, the most qualified suppliers for material handling equipment, logistics IT or the entire range of logistics services need to be identified. We sort out the complexity and find the best partners for your project.
We place your tendering documents in line with market requirements and ensure that the scope of required services is carried out.
Smart Contracting as key factor for success
Our TC Smart Contracting approach allows you to define suitable tender batches. Due to the intelligent allocation of services required, we increase the number of potential bidders, avoid general contractor surcharges for purchased parts, minimize interface risks and save time when it comes to implementation. We prepare the standard service specifications for you with precisely defined requirements. This ensures a high degree of comparability. We handle the entire bid management process for you. We hold bid submission preparation workshops for suppliers so that you receive exactly the proposals you require.
We harmonize the proposals and ensure an objective assessment. In addition, we make a supplier recommendation and provide support during negotiations.
- Market-oriented placement of the invitation to tender
- Selection of suitable project partners
- Objective assessment of proposals
- Shorter implementation times
- Reduction of time and budget risks
Project management & supervision of construction
The following applies for a successful warehouse project: Various suppliers of material handling equipment have to be coordinated, interfaces to the construction and IT structures have to be realized and risks need to be reduced. The immediate response to unexpected events prevents unpleasant surprises.
We assume the project and construction management together with you – or on your behalf -and coordinate all partners and interfaces.
We are your expert resource
We coordinate the execution planning of the suppliers and ensure maximum cooperation between all parties and that the project goes according to plan. This includes monitoring the on-site installations and implementation of the suppliers. In addition, we control and coordinate the commissioning and testing phases, provide support for acceptance procedures and organize the training of your key users early on. This is how we ensure acceptance of the project by your employees. We also support you after the go-live and ensure an organized and stress-free startup.
- One partner for planning and realization
- Risk mitigation and management
- Excellent communication
- Supplier contract compliance ensured
- Efficient handling of budget deviations