System planning, implementation management

MAN Truck & Bus AG, based in Munich, is the largest company of the MAN Group and is a leading supplier to the international automotive industry. In addition to MAN-branded trucks and buses the range of products also includes NEOPLAN buses. In Germany, production takes place at four sites: in Munich, Nuremberg, Salzgitter and Plauen. More than 100,000 vehicles were sold worldwide in 2008, generating € 10.6 billion in revenue. 

Project challenges

Steady growth, increasing stock costs and energy deficiencies during transport resulted in the consideration to restructure the world-wide spare parts distribution. To continuously improve customer proximity, the world-wide service network shall be further expanded and the supply chain optimised. The level of service needs to be increased, handling quality increased, faults to be reduced.

io-consultants' task was to develop a future-oriented concept for the logistics network to bring about a sustainable reduction in costs. Taking all existing regional ware-houses into consideration, the most suitable location was determined and the construction of the Logistics Centre in Salzgitter recommended. io-consultants planned the expansion and supported MAN throughout the implementation phase.

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Concept for spare parts logistics network, expasion at Salzgitter site, logistics centre

Logistics planning, Architecture, IT project management

Salzgitter, Germany

Customer value

In addition to the expansion planning at the Salzgitter site, existing land which can be used for returns handling in future was included in the concept. Considering the existing space in the old building, the new building was planned and dimensioned, required constructional measures were determined. This resulted in a detailed master plan. All intra-logistics systems were tailored precisely to the specific requirements of the commercial vehicles sector, with targeted technical support ensuring a high level of efficiency and flexibility.

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Ansprechpartner Logistikplanung: Rainer Diez
Rainer Diez Member of the Management Board/Partner Phone: +49 (0) 62 21 / 379-144