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We will run a simulation of your material flow

Material flow optimization

We will optimize your material flow to make your production more efficient. Our experts will not only assist you in saving a tremendous amount of costs but will also help you in identifying and removing errors early to create the optimal conditions for starting production. You will profit from the many years of experience of our planning experts who will optimize your material flow with the help of expert tools such as Plant Simulation.

Scope of services

With Leadec you will have a strong partner to support you in your simulation project. We are experts in the following areas:


  • Determination of output and throughput time of materials and products in the production systems
  • Dimensioning of buffers
  • Visual illustration of material flow
  • Review and evaluation of planning alternatives
  • Ensuring planning results
  • Graphic analyses of planning alternatives
  • Consideration of downtimes, setup and pause times
  • Route optimization for resources
  • Simulation model may be reused


  • Saving costs because of early simulation and planning of logistics before SOP
  • Guaranteed production start-ups
  • Quick and efficient planning of logistics
  • Evaluation of results and planning of optimal resources
  • Timely procurement of resources
  • Avoiding uncertainties and stress at start of production because of planning
  • Fact-based decisions can be made early

We will implement your requests quickly and efficiently

Thanks to the experience and expertise of our planning experts, planners and management will be able to simplify and expedite fact-based decision-making processes. Lengthy planning phases are no longer needed, allowing for an earlier start of production. Logistics planning in the form of line-back planning will become an option based on assembly and production planning.


  • Discrete and result-oriented simulation with Plant Simulation
  • Use of the VDA modular library (if the customer is a VDA member)
  • Flexible Excel interface for input values such as production, down or setup times
  • Distribution curves for downtimes
  • Validation of simulation through visualization

Planning process

A planning project with our experts may proceed as follows. However, we also offer customized support that is fully focused on our customers.


  1.  Data gathering or migration
  2.  Setup of the simulation model
  3.  Validation of model behavior
  4.  Review of planning alternatives and optimization of plans
  5.  Illustration of results as a decision-making basis

Do you want to learn more

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What is the difference between material flow and information flow?

The material flow is understood to be the path of raw materials, consumables and supplies, merchandise or operating resources from the warehouse to production or from the supplier to the customer.

The information flow, on the other hand, describes the digital data volume that is exchanged between, for example, the supplier and the customer. It goes hand in hand with the material flow and records the data of the transport and processing of the materials. 

What does material flow mean?

Material flow describes the path of raw materials, supplies, merchandise or operating materials from the warehouse to production or from the supplier to the customer. The material flow includes all forms of the passage of work objects (e.g. materials, parts, data carriers).

How do I control the material flow?

Material flow is regulated by management systems that control, map and analyze all flows of goods and information along the entire intralogistics chain. 

What types of material flow are there?

Material flow includes global flows of goods as well as internal transport processes. Internal stations of the material flow are for example: Goods receipts and goods issues, inspection processes, storage processes, processing processes. Off-site stations include central warehouses, stops on rail cars and in transshipment warehouses, shipping operations, etc.

How do I specifically improve my material flow?

  • Determining the output and lead time of materials and products in production systems
  • Dimensioning of buffers
  • Evaluations of planning alternatives
  • Consideration of disruption, set-up and break times
  • Route optimization of resources
  • Reduction of lead time