Excellent supply chain consulting along the entire value chain

Logistics and factory planning for the spare parts industry, as well as the fashion, food and many other trade sectors – io-consultants provides comprehensive planning and consultancy for a smooth flow of information and goods, whatever the requirements. For strategic and operational issues alike.

From brief studies to large-scale projects – io-consultants offers SCM consulting and planning for utmost efficiency in every project

The standard approach of our planners and consultants is always holistic and streamlined towards high efficiency. io-consultants develops powerful and dynamic solutions, with each detail of every single project stage fine-tuned to your company’s logistics value chain.

Whether in the optimisation of existing systems or the development of whole new facilities and buildings, we provide meticulous supply chain and material flow concepts – always under consideration of the corporate global supply chain as well as internal material flows at individual logistics sites. At all times, our focus is on logistics processes that are flexibly tailored to your needs. Degrees of automation are selected to suit your operations and ensure efficient logistics processes from production to finished goods as well as in after sales.

Our cornerstones for practice-oriented, demand-driven benchmark solutions for supply chain requirements:

  • 60 years of experience in logistics for purchasing, production, distribution and spare parts 
  • State-of-the-art methods
  • Extensive range of self-developed and time-tested tools
  • Holistic project management
  • Unbiased knowledge of the market

Sustainable logistics strategies for existing and new logistics centres

Above all, we deliver reliable logistics planning that integrates your individual and key requirements into an efficient and future-proof supply chain. Let us help you overcome the following challenges:

  • Optimisation of warehouse and delivery performance
  • Increase your ability to respond to dynamic customer needs
  • Agile, scalable and efficient logistics processes
  • Selection of warehouse and material flow technology for optimised logistics processes
  • 100 percent adherence to budgets and schedules

io-consultants thus creates a future-proof foundation for stable and high-performance logistics to ensure long-term corporate success.


We offer reliable, productive and efficient solutions that lead to measurable success. Learn more about our successful projects with renowned clients around the world:
  • BMW Group

    Task: Concept and detailed design of all logistics facilities, invitation to tender for storage and conveyor systems, and operating equipment Services: Logistics planning Location: Dingolfing, Germany
  • Haribo

    Task: Supporting implementation and commissioning phase of new logistics site Services: Logistics planning, IT Consulting Location: Grafschaft, Germany
  • Hugo Boss

    Task: Comprehensively automated logistics and IT concept for new distribution centre for flat packed goods Services: Logistics planning, IT Consulting, Project management Location: Filderstadt-Bonlanden, Germany
  • MAN Truck & Bus

    Task: Concept for spare parts logistics network, expasion at Salzgitter site, logistics centre Services: Logistics planning, Architecture, Project management Location: Salzgitter, Germany
  • Richard Wolf

    Task: Planning and implementation of new logistics and service centre Services: SAP-Consulting, Logistics planning, Architecture, Project management, Lead Consulting // plus Location: Knittlingen, Germany
  • Würth

    Task: Planning and implementation of comprehensively automated sales centre Services: Logistics planning, SAP-Consulting, Project management Location: Künzelsau-Gaisbach, Germany

More clients we work for

How we work

Common to all planning projects is that io-consultants follows a structured sequence of events, and uses methods and modules appropriate for each individual situation:

  • 1. Strategy development

    Logistikplanung Phase 1 Strategieentwicklung
    • Supply chain design
    • Optimisation of transport costs
    • Stock optimisation
    • Location scouting
    • Outsourcing / operator models
    • Forecasts and growth
    • Tool support


  • 2.  Concept planning

    Logistikplanung Phase 2, Konzeptplanung
    • Data analysis and verification
    • Selection and dimensioning of warehouse and picking systems
    • Selection of economic, intralogistic transports
    • Layout designs for warehouse and functional areas
    • Decision papers based on investments, operating costs, and personnel
    • Management presentations and 3D visualisations
    • Tool support
  • 3. Fine planning and tender processes

    Phase 3, Feinplanung
    • Detailed planning of all equipment
    • Detailed layout of warehouse and functional areas
    • Simulation of material flows
    • Relocation and migration planning
    • Creation of tendering documents
    • Supplier selection
    • Evaluation of tenders
    • Contract award support
    • Budget and cost monitoring
    • Tool support


  • 4. Site supervision

    io-consultants bietet Unterstützung bei der Realisierung und Inbetriebnahme
    • Testing and approval of shop drawings
    • Monitoring of the setup and assembly processes
    • Quality control
    • Tests and acceptance procedures 
    • Relocation support
    • Shop floor meetings and trainings
    • KPI monitoring
  • 5. Ramp-up management

    Phase 5, Start-Up Management
    • Ramp-up coordination
    • Ramp-up (curve) optimisation
    • Relocation support
    • Risk management
    • Troubleshooting
    • KPI monitoring

Please contact us 

Ansprechpartner Logistikplanung: Rainer Diez
Rainer Diez Member of the Management Board/Partner Phone: +49 (0) 62 21 / 379-144 rainer.diez@io-consultants.com

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As a lead consultant, we provide comprehensive services across a variety of disciplines – production, logistics, architecture and IT – and will oversee each stage of your project from the beginning right through to standard operations.

About io‑consultants

io-consultants provides integrated consulting, design and planning services for production, logistics and supply chain management, as well as for architecture and IT projects. Since our launch in 1958, we have been helping our clients improve their supply and value chain with a wide range of services: from developing ideas into strategies to implementing complex industry projects as a lead consultant.