The aim of the SynLApp research project is to optimize the loading ramp interface by developing a solution for synchronizing production and interlogistics
The core element of the research project results from the insufficient coordination between production companies and logistics service providers (LDL). A study commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) highlights: Current challenges are lack of transparency and communication as well as a lack of up-to-date information along the entire supply chain. Lack of predictability or major deviations of orders from forecast requirements are also defined as challenges in the area of supply chain management.
The semi-automated, digital assistant "SynLApp" is used by production and logistics service providers to monitor the situation of the other partner. Suggested reservations of forecasted transport quantities in the direction of LDL or transport offers from the latter to the manufacturing company should also be able to be confirmed (feedback function) and changed up to an agreed "frozen zone". The solution pursued with the "SynLApp" project consists of flexibly combinable microservices, suitable interfaces, analysis modules and intuitive user interfaces for the producing small or medium-sized company in case of a missing ME system.
Taking SME-specific challenges into account, this research project creates an assistance system that serves to improve communication between manufacturing companies and LDL.
Benefits for the target group
The aim is the efficient use of logistics resources, which can reduce costs on the LDL side by reducing empty runs and making better use of capacities. This cost reduction in turn leads to lower logistics costs for the manufacturing company.
- Arendt Spedition | Arendt Logistik, Elterlein
- Center Connected Industry, Aachen
- CPT Präzisionstechnik GmbH, Chemnitz
- Emons Spedition GmbH, Niederlassung Glauchau
- Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik (IWU), Chemnitz
- nedeco GmbH, Aachen
- richter & heß INDUSTRIE- und GEFAHRGUTVERPACKUNGS GmbH, Chemnitz
- Westaflexwerk GmbH, Gütersloh
- Transport and Logistics
- Production Management
JRF Guiding Topic
- Globalization & Integration
Funding no.20940 BG
The IGF project 20940 BG of the Research Association FIR e. V. at the RWTH Aachen University is funded via the AiF within the framework of the programme for the funding of cooperative industrial research (IGF) by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag.
Der Abschlussbericht zu diesem Forschungsprojekt ist über den FIR e. V. an der RWTH Aachen erhältlich: epub(at)fir.rwth-aachen.de