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VW: MTM Present at the Group-Wide IE Conference on Distribution Logistics

Focus on Process Optimization and Ergonomics

Ideas emerge when people put their heads together and network with each other. At the initiative of the logistics costs and supply concepts department in the After Sales Group at Volkswagen, experts from the industrial engineering and process planning department met at the Original Parts Center in Kassel in May this year in order to exchange ideas on trends and innovations in warehouse and distribution logistics. The meeting focused on the process optimization of logistics and the use of software tools and simulation tools to assess ergonomics.

The specialist conference, which included more than 35 participants, was completed by lectures given by experts from Deutsche MTM-Vereinigung e. V., the Austrian MTM Association and the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt. One highlight was the opportunity to inspect the automated maritime freight packaging at the Original Parts Center (OTC) 1. An ergonomically optimized and therefore more productive process has been introduced here during the last few years and it visualizes the efficiency of modern after-sales logistics in an impressive manner.

The event in the After Sales Group is scheduled to be held every year in the future in order to press ahead with networking the specialists in the distribution logistics field across different brands.

Photo: Matthias Helmrich

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