LOGICON.  Engineering Logistics.

PFEP - have everything on board. Data Book - Data Base and Analysis Tool.

PFEP - Plan For Every Part

  • „PFEP“ stands for „Plan For Every Part“ and describes a planning method which considers every single part needed in manufacturing
  • PFEP requires knowledge of the properties of all parts to be planned for, such as dimensions, weight, nesting properties, physical type (solid or pliable), required handling conditions (touch/no-touch), vendor packaging and others, as well as part consumption patterns (based on production forecast and BOM‘s); all this information is compiled in a Data Book (PFEP data base)

Data Book - the PFEP Data Base and Analysis Tool

  • The Data Book is the primary PFEP data base and is used as an information container and an analysis tool; it contains all necessary algorithms to convert the input data into an engineering data base
  • The Data Book is parametrized to allow for later adjustments of planning parameters such as production volumes, shift regime, container dimensions, assumed stock reach in warehouses and at lineside and others; the Data Book will generate an adjusted engineering data base in case input parameters have changed
  • The Data Book is a tool typically used during the planning process; it can however be re-used at a later stage to adjust the logistics flows to changing situations regarding production volumes by product type, supply chain conditions (e.g. higher/lower stock levels required), changes of parts being used and changes of the point of use; it can also be supplemented with a „cockpit“ (user interface) to reduce effort for data entry and re-generation of planning results
  • The Data Book this way allows for scenario analyses and supports decision making, e.g. whether or not additional (external) warehouse space is needed, what materials should be stored there and how much space would be needed