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Components are replaced as part of the retrofit and revision measures LOGISTICS sult experienced field service engineers (FSE). By working with the technology on a daily basis, they can offer a vast amount of experience and know exactly which parts should be replaced as part of the revision or retrofit process. During this step it must also taken into consideration that some parts may have been discontinued and therefore need to be replaced. Step 04 – Determining the duration of the retrofit/revision measures per part: During the fourth step, it must be determined how long it will take to replace a part within a system component. This is necessary, to determine how much work will be required and to calculate the personnel costs at a later date, if necessary. When making this assessment, it is advisable to rely on the expertise of the maintenance personnel for the relevant site, as they will know how long it takes to replace parts on average. Step 05 – Identification of the individual prices per part: The individual prices for the parts being replaced must be determined to be able to calculate the overall price that the customer must pay for the retrofit and revision measures at the end of the process. It is important that the current sales prices and prices for new parts, that will replace any discontinued parts, are referenced during this process. Step 06 – Determining the number of parts to be replaced: The sixth step is used to determine the total number of parts that will be replaced in the entire system. To determine this, the number of facilities is simply multiplied by the number of parts being replaced per facility. If the system, for example, contains 100 roller conveyors and five belts need to be replaced within each roller conveyor, then 500 belts will need to be replaced in the overall system. These calculations are necessary to be able to determine the overall budget. Step 07 – Determining personnel costs: The personnel costs are calculated during the seventh step. As the fourth step already determined how long it will take to replace individual system components and step 6 determined the total number of parts that need to be replaced, these two figures can be used to calculate the total amount of time required for the work. The personnel costs can ultimately be determined based on the relevant personnel rates, including any surcharges for working nights and weekends. Step 08 – Determining the total budget: The total budget is calculated from the costs for the parts that are being replaced and the personnel costs. Discounts can already be taken into consideration at this stage. Step 09 − Specification of priorities (facility, main/secondary line): During the ninth step, it is determined which areas or facilities within the system require the retrofit/revision measures to be implemented first. In this context, it is useful to split the system into main and secondary lines. It is also advisable to include the customer in this process so that you can work together to determine the priorities. Step 10 − Suggested three year budget: To ensure that the customer does not need to implement all of the measures within one year and does not suddenly have to pay high costs, it is can certainly be advantageous to spread the measures across three years. The basis for this is step 9 during which the priorities are determined. This means that the total costs for the retrofit and revision measures can be spread across three years. The specific details of the retrofit and revision measures must be determined following this step. System maintenance thanks to preventative servicing Following the implementation of all of the RMR measures, the entire intralogistics system will be back to a standard that will continue to guarantee a high level of plant availability and thus ensure excellent delivery capabilities and quality. The risk of expensive system outages is thus significantly reduced. The loss of customers due to delivery failures is no longer a worry. However, it is still necessary to maintain the system by implementing preventative servicing measures and a sophisticated maintenance concept. RMR measures should also be reconsidered after a certain amount of operating time. Only then can it be guaranteed that the intralogistics system remains reliable. Only combining preventative servicing measures, a sophisticated maintenance concept and RMR measures will guarantee excellent delivery capabilities and quality in the long term, thus reducing the probability of losing customers and offering a competitive advantage to e-commerce companies. Photographs: Vanderlande 36 WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 2018

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