Operation analysis logistics north for the Henkel factory Düsseldorf

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The Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a manufacturer in the consumer goods industry with worldwide operations in the business sectors Laundry and Homecare, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Henkel AG & Co KGaA intends to redesign its track system in the northern area of the Düsseldorf site. These plans include extensive adaptations to the infrastructure, changes in wagon traffic and in the operating processes of the IDR Bahn, which as a connecting or works railway carries out rail operations for all connecting lines.

The aim of the project was to examine whether future rail traffic can be handled on the planned infrastructure.

In the first step, the current operation was recorded in detail. This included the recording of current wagon movements, the resources used, operating times and operational processes.

In the next step, the development of the wagon volume was determined. The determined wagon volume was then transferred to the developed process representations, resource requirement analyses and hydrographs of track occupancy. In addition, the designed track system was described in detail with regard to railway engineering requirements and essential parameters were identified.

On this basis the railway operational situation was analyzed. Among other things, capacity bottlenecks were identified and the susceptibility to faults and the service quality for the connecting lines were evaluated.

As a result, recommendations for action to solve the problems identified were made. Furthermore, investigations and presentations of possible construction stages for the realization of the new concept were carried out while maintaining the security of supply for the connecting lines during the reconstruction.

This project was carried out in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics.

Operation analysis logistics north for the Henkel factory Düsseldorf

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Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Scope of Project

  • Creation of an operational picture of the IDR Bahn and the works railway
  • Definition of target operation
  • Clocking of planned new transports into the operational picture
  • Evaluation and recommendations for action

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