PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR INCREASING LOGISTICS PRODUCTIVITY IN DIRECTION OF INDUSTRY 4.0

1 MAROUŠEK Roman
Co-authors:
1 NOVOTNÝ Petr
Institution:
1 ŠKODA AUTO University, Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, EU, marousek12@gmail.com; novotny78@hotmail.com
Conference:
Carpathian Logistics Congress, Priessnitz Spa, Jesenik, Czech Republic, EU, November 4th - 6th 2015
Proceedings:
Proceedings Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
80-85
ISBN:
978-80-87294-61-1
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
18th April 2016
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science.
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Abstract

Innovation and technology play an important role in improving productivity in logistics chains. Having enough articles in one’s warehouse does not suffice to meet the increasing customer requirements. It is essential for us to have the ability to provide the required components in almost real time without increasing our operational costs of on-time delivery. Industry 4.0 envisions to further eliminate inventory at all levels of supply chain management so as to be able to operate on 100% service level, which necessitates a dramatic reduction in the cycle time of any operation of the warehouse picking process and errorless systems in order to maintain high quality standards throughout the whole process. Systematic and structured project management is a tool that radically upgrades the measures ensuring successful implementation of any contemporary and/or timeless approach towards the betterment of warehouse picking processes. It allows to avoid failure and increases the chances of an efficient implementation.The aim of this paper is to report on the research into the awareness of ‘pick-by systems’ and the use of the systematic project management approach, and also to present the results of a survey conducted among logistics specialists and key SCM stakeholders concerning utilization of the project management approach and its successful implementation. Last but not least, the purpose of our research is to develop a project management-based guide plan serving to increase logistics productivity.

Keywords: Project Management, Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things, Pick-by systems, Process Improvement.

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