Actual business requirements demand from factories to improve the transportation of materials from Warehouse to Production line, from process to process and from Packing station to the Shipping Area. This improvement contributes to Just In Time (JIT) manufacturing that consists in a synchronized system of machines with minimum wait and small lot-sizes that allow companies to have good operational performance, low costs and stability of the processes in the long run.
AGV implementation is part of Digitalization programs that modern industrial companies need to have to comply with Industry 4.0 concept. The program’s intended reason is to provide a good understanding of functionality and usage of AGVs in logistic processes.
Integration of AGVs in logistic process contributes to Just in Time manufacturing by increasing efficiency of transportation process, reduce Work in Process levels of materials in production area and allowing to use progressively smaller lot-sizes to improve the materials flow.
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