The planning of large logistics locations is characterised by a variety of challenges. It should make it possible to realize the new logistics location with justifiable effort and to operate it economically once it has been commissioned. However, economic considerations are no longer sufficient to achieve an overall convincing planning solution. Today, the quality of planning is also measured by the efficiency of the processes, the appearance of the building and its interior, the fulfilment of sustainability criteria and the prerequisites for good personnel management. For logistics planning, the interests, requirements and ideas of a large number of actors must be taken into account. These include internal and external customers, product development, procurement and production. In addition, there are third parties such as transport companies and possibly a logistics service provider who will later operate the site. The article examines and develops procedures that meet these challenges and the multitude of actors to be involved. First, the influence of the different actors on the target parameters of logistics planning is identified. A graded planning procedure is then presented. This enables logistics planning to be detailed according to the progress of the decision‐making processes taking place in corporate management and to provide appropriate support for these decision‐making processes. A scenario planning is proposed for the actual development of logistics solutions. For process variants, this plan depicts alternative technological solutions in morphological boxes. Scenarios are derived from these solutions, which are then evaluated qualitatively and quantitatively. The presented procedures are summarized and scheduled in a master project plan. The article concludes with a reflection of the suitability of the procedures and methods presented.

Dr. Johannes Hinckeldeyn and Prof. Jochen Kreutzfeldt
Institute of Technical Logistics
Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

Host city and venue - Belgrade

Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia and a city of very tumultuous history. Belgrade was the capital of Yugoslavia from 1918 to 1991. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe and since ancient times it has been an important traffic focal point, an intersection of the roads of Eastern and Western Europe. Read more...

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