The BMW Group handles the final assembly of its passenger cars at plants including Spartanburg (USA), Regensburg, Dingolfing and Leipzig. Depending on the plant, up to two independent assembly lines are installed where different derivatives are built. MALORG Consulting carried out a planning project to increase the number of derivatives by up to 40 percent. To achieve this, the provision and internal material flow of the assembly components had to be designed to be highly flexible and highly efficient.
Concept detail planning for BMW: Assembly supply logistics – planning and tendering
31. May 2022, Reading time: 1 min 56 second
Concept and detailed planning
- Standardized & scalable modules transferable to any plant according to the plant structure.
- Goals in the planning process: optimal support of subsequent assembly processes, high responsiveness and flexibility, absolute security of supply with minimal material inventories and high transparency on the line as well as, shift to small load carriers
Modules and material flow concepts
- Automated collection of the load carriers
- Automated scanning of the VDA single label as well as weight check and package ID allocation based on supplier information.
- miniload warehouse with shelf racks dimensioned for the largest package; flexible carton grippers are used as load handling devices on the RBG
- highly dynamic storage systems with low storage space capacity and walking beams