Fraunhofer IML was founded in 1981 in Dortmund, Germany, the IML currently occupies 315 employees as well as 250 post-graduates and students to works in all fields of internal and external logistics. In line with the Fraunhofer idea, a twofold approach is followed: Firstly, Fraunhofer IML develops problem solutions for direct use by companies, and secondly, conducts preliminary research of two to five years.
About the role in the CO-VERSATILE project:
Fraunhofer IML will contribute to work package 3 with its expertise of supply chain simulation and relevant supply chain risk management approaches that are part of the simulation tool. Furthermore, Fraunhofer IML provides strong experience in demand and capacity management and bottleneck analysis within various industries. For the simulation, Fraunhofer IML applies its in-house developed simulation tool OTD-NET. The event-discrete simulation allows, inter-alia, integrating capacities at plant level, respective working hours, transport distances and timings, and bill of materials to incorporate the need of material required from suppliers. The tool reflects the dynamic and stochastic surrounding of complex supply chains and has been used in various industrial and research applications with a focus on demand and capacity management and bottleneck analysis. Its key role within the project lies in applying its research and industry proven supply chain simulation tool to eight use cases with a best-case, medium and worst-case capacity scenario. Each use case integrates 2-3 underlying focus questions.