KIT students dimension a small parts logistics centre

Heidelberg - 20.4.2018

Last Friday, two student groups from the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) presented their case study results on a warehouse dimensioning project at the headquarters of io-consultants in Heidelberg.

As part of their lecture on material flow theory at the IFL (Institute for Material Handling and Logistics), the students had developed a concept to compare a manual shelf storage system with an automatic small parts warehouse.

“We are most impressed with the students’ work – they solved the task well and gave a professional presentation,” says Florian Heimerl, partner at io-consultants. “Barring a certain reduction in complexity, the issues and procedures were comparable to our real approach to concept studies. The students gained some very realistic insights – and faced all the challenges that a real project poses.”

The presentation was followed by an open roundtable discussion between the students and our experts. In the ensuing get-together, the students had additional opportunities to find out more about the everyday work of a logistics consultant.
io-consultants has long-standing ties with the KIT since many of its staff are graduates from the university. Events such as the above, as well as other workshops and excursions, are held regularly between the two.


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