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Improving the flow [resource optimisation in logistics]

Improving the flow [resource optimisation in logistics]

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Modern production plants often rely on a continuous and uninterrupted supply of material to the assembly line or production process. The two main areas where optimisation of the resources to transport the material can help are in the factory itself and in managing the inbound and outbound flow of supplier's transport. Optimising these can achieve a better flow of material especially in situations of fluctuating demand - and significant monetary saving in the resources needed to accomplish the work. Optimisation of the internal transport can significantly improve the capacity of a plant without expansion. Several manufacturing industries are featured to illustrate the benefits of resource optimisation.

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