Liebensteiner wrapping IT up with ORTEC

Display of all logistic processes within the software, optimal use of capacities as well as reduction in costs, mileage and working hours these were the tasks Liebensteiner Karto-nagenwerk GmbH, producer of customised packing solutions in Germany, presented ORTEC with. Along with extensive consulting, ORTEC provided the base for optimisation of transport processes with its load space optimisation and route planning systems.

After a short project duration of about four months including a one month test-period for fine tuning between the systems first successes were immediately noticeable. "Early on, Liebensteiner could already notice improved capacity utilisation of the vehicles, faster planning of cost optimal trips, as well as improved cooperation between delivery- and pro-duction planning," explained Bernhard Vetter, project leader at Liebensteiner. In addition, with ORTECs solutions we have been very well prepared for the growth, which we have experienced in recent years."

Time consuming
Manual calculation (estimate) of the load space required for a transport, as well as sched-uling of all planned trips, have often been time consuming and imprecise, due to rapid de-velopments and flexibility at Liebensteiner. Consequently, the intended vehicle was often either not efficiently used or goods did not fit completely into the designated vehicle. Fur-thermore, allocation of trips based on history could be improved considerably.

Strong growth
In the meantime, the company can look back on strong growth within the last two years, the number of employees, for example, has risen from 170 to more than 220 and the com-pany truck fleet has been expanded from 14 to 19 vehicles. Due to the good order vol-ume, the number of loads to be planned on a daily basis has increased, as well as the percentage of Just in Time orders. Both can easily be done with the utilised software. Thanks to this solution, Liebensteiner is well prepared for the future and can implement short term changes without any problems.

About Liebensteiner
Customised packing solutions made from corrugated paper; along with a reliable packing and delivery service are the specialties of Liebensteiner Kartonagenwerk GmbH, located in Plberg, Oberpfalz in Germany. These products, produced on a workspace of 42.000 m, are delivered to several different industries. Separators, inlets, blanking, adhering - with a comprehensive train of machines, modern CAD systems and plotters, as well as IT-supported customer service with data transfer and 24 hour online connection to the sup-plier of raw materials the company offers a smooth work flow in the business on de-mand frame. A company owned fleet, as well as a Europe-wide network ensure reliable just in time delivery.

ORTEC is a provider of advanced planning and optimisation software solutions and consulting services. Its solutions result in optimised fleet routing & dispatch, vehicle and pallet loading, workforce scheduling, delivery forecasting and network planning. ORTEC provides best-of-breed, custom made and SAP certified solutions, supported by strategic partnerships. ORTEC has over 1250 customers worldwide, 700 employees and several offices in Europe, North America, Asia and the Pacific Region.

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