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High Potents



New projects or renovation of packaging facilities pose a challenge regarding profitability of future business. This goal cannot be achieved just by optimising placement of packaging lines or with standard logistics planning.

With a product portfolio of 500 - 1000 different presentations and a production volume ranging from 100 to 1 million packages, the allocation of production resources like machines, production personnel, service personnel, format parts and many other variables, call for computer simulation.

The three projects below are just some of the examples that demonstrate our experience in this field:

  • Schering, Berlin.
    New planning of the packaging department for coated tablets. The challenge was allocating packaging orders to 8 different packaging lines. An ABC-analysis showed a typical asymmetrical distribution for high and small volume presentations. Another complication was that the individual cartoner restricts the speed of the whole line due to the high amount of small 1-3 blister packages being handled. Here a customised linking of production lines was the answer.
  • Merck, Darmstadt.
    Renovation of the packaging department. The required number of packaging lines and their capacity were investigated using computer simulation. In particular we looked at optimisation of changeover times that was disproportional to the line speed, and this resulted in reduction of needed machinery.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim, Ingelheim.
    Conceptual study of a new packaging factory for a new product with blockbuster potential. In this example the variety of options in the study we presented allowed the customer to determine the optimum mix of high and low speed packaging lines.


Stand: 17. April 2005