Digital twins of warehouses – intralogistics
ASSOCIATED TO THE AREA OF EXCELLENCE
WHAT DO WE FOCUS ON?
Management of carbon footprint and greenhouse gases emission in intralogistics is a process that needs to benefit from the use of digital twins. We thus work towards the design of digital twins for warehouses allowing to support decision-making at several stages of the lifecycle (pre-project, exploitation, end of life). Our digital twin allows to support, through the design of what-if (simulation and optimization) and how-to (simulation and Artificial Intelligence) scenarios, the following decisions during the execution of activities and in the short‑, mid‑, and long-term: Changes in the warehouse layout; Selection of mechanized/automated/robotized/cobotized solutions ; Capacity management ; Flow management ; Maintenance management ; Environmental impact management ; Virtual Commissioning.
Estefania TOBON, PhD
A graduate in Industrial Engineering of the School of Engineering at the University of Antioquia (Colombia), majoring in entrepreneurship, Estefania holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers (ENSAM). She then joined the Square Research Center, where she works as a Researcher in the area of excellence Supply Chain to deliver solutions 4.0 to clients, thereby allowing them to improve in the steering, management and environmental understanding of their projects. She is the author of 5 articles presented at internal conferences, two book chapters and has co-authored one article in a scientific magazine.