Efficiently bundling transports and thereby guaranteeing a high frequency supply with the best of equipment – this is one of the key topics of our most recent IPO.Log version.

Regardless of whether it's a forklift truck, Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) or a simple pallet truck, our planning expertise paired with a unique software solution will make it easier for you to set up and design direct transports in the future.

The planning of forklift trucks and AGV transports as well as their clocking and capacity utilization optimization are important parameters of intralogistics. This requires time and resource dependent planner work with a concept.

You can use IPO.Log to make concrete statements in rough-cut planning, detailed planning and series production.

When are forklifts and AGVs worthwhile and lucrative?

The optimum combination and utilization of the company's own fleet of forklifts and AGVs increases cost effectiveness. This is achieved by reducing personnel and transport costs of all used material handling equipment. In IPO.Log, the earliest and latest possible staging times are calculated backwards from the installation site on the basis of a real production program. The precisely targeted and demand oriented deliveries on the precisely timed assembly line ensure an ideal proof of concept in the planning stage.

Due to the 3D model and the detailed evaluation, planning with IPO.Log offers concrete possibilities for planning and optimizing tugger trains. Time based simulation has the advantage that tasks such as loading, driving and unloading can be made transparent in a Gantt chart.

In the animation and simulation phase, the tugger trains run through the hall in the 3D model at the right time and based on source-sink correlations.

Tugger trains in 3D

Demand for AGVs, forklifts & pallet trucks

Tugger train requirements

Number of tugs, number of trailers on a type-per-type basis


Precise information on the required number of employees (tugger train drivers and logistics staff)

Tours per day

View the tours in a chronological sequence

Complete route

Layout based evaluation of individual routes

Process times

Loading, driving, unloading in the form of a Gantt chart

Static and Dynamic

In rough planning, the calculation is based on the logistics quantity structure. In detail planning, the production program serves as a time basis from which the times of staging can be calculated.

The following is an evaluation of the dynamic route planning. The different tours are color coded, in black is the total number of tugs required at a certain point in time.




Planning in IPO.Log offers concrete possibilities for planning and optimizing route trains through the 3D model and detailed evaluation. The advantage of simulation over time is that activities such as loading, driving and unloading are traceable in a transport Gantt.


In the animation and simulation of the route trains, they travel through the hall in the 3D model at the correct time on the basis of source-drop relationships.

Route planning of tugger trains


The depicted routes are not only visible in 3D. By means of direct evaluations, bottlenecks can be specifically recognized and solutions can be developed and simulated in IPO.Log.


In the form of a heatmap, traffic volume in the hall at any given point in time can be dynamically displayed. The more intense the coloring, the more vehicles are operating on the same route at that moment. The route planning can precisely be evaluated and adapted if necessary. This directly calculated feedback expedites the planning process and leads to a reliable outcome.

Dynamic heatmap for tugger train planning
Planungssoftware IPO.Log

Added value and benefits


Layout-based creation of routes

Tugger train requirements

Calculation of tugger train requirements via defined material flow chains


Dynamic route calculation of transport orders based on time of provision

Order list

Order list with earliest and latest time of provision and source-sink correlations


Time based analysis of tugger train planning with load peaks

Theo Schwarzwälder
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