io-consultants takes Karlsruhe Institute of Technology students on a tour of Deutsche SiSi-Werke
Heidelberg - 7.11.2016
Upon invitation of io-consultants, 50 selected students of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) visited the premises of io-consultants before venturing out on a tour of the new logistics centre of Deutsche SiSi-Werke in nearby Eppelheim. The one-day excursion that took place on 4 November 2016 was organised in cooperation with KIT’s Institute for Material Handling and Logistics (IFL) and tied in with a lecture on “Material flow in logistics systems”.
“Many of our staff are KIT graduates, so we particularly enjoy cultivating our contacts with the Institute and initiating such joint activities,” says Thomas Kilimann, Managing Director at io-consultants. This is io-consultants’ second excursion of this kind with IFL students from KIT.
Deutsche SiSi-Werke, manufacturer of the world-famous Capri Sun brand, began extending its production and logistics capacities in 2013, in the direct vicinity of the existing premises. The centrepiece of the logistics extension will be a 40-metre tall high-bay warehouse, alongside a production and administration newbuild. io-consultants was commissioned as general planner for industrial construction, logistics and IT, and has been supporting Deutsche SiSi-Werke Betriebs GmbH with the realisation, commissioning, and project organisation of the so-called ‘West Extension’ right from the start.
“Excursions like these complement the lectures from a practical perspective and give the students direct insights into the technologies behind the scenes as well as introducing potential vocational fields,” enthuses Professor Kai Furmans.
At the io-consultants headquarters, logistics planners Simon Löwisch and Christian Schindler talked to the students about everyday consulting and planning work at io-consultants and gave a detailed presentation of the ‘West Extension’ project at Deutsche SiSi-Werke. The talk was followed by a Q&A and discussion session before the group set off to Eppelheim for a live tour of the new facilities.
Our special thanks go to Deutsche SiSi-Werke for providing the students the opportunity of visiting their state-of-the-art logistics centre.