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Resource-Efficient Maintenance Logistics (ResIH)

Even today, resources are wasted in maintenance logistics in the form of energy and materials. Previous efforts to improve the situation have frequently concentrated purely on the production processes and on the individual company.

Attempts to improve resource efficiency in logistics are in most cases limited to optimising the supply chains or the construction of automated high-bay warehouses. But considerable potential has been ignored, particularly in the field of maintenance and the related field of maintenance logistics.

Objective of the Joint Project

The joint project ResIH is looking into opportunities to raise efficiency in the field of intra-/logistics and maintenance in chemical parks. This involves analysing the present consumption of resources – not only with regard to energy but also materials used. Based on these findings, ways of sustainably reducing this consumption will be devised. The strategies and measures necessary will be illustrated and assessed with regard to the increased or decreased use of resources. The result is expected to lead to higher performance through reduced consumption in the future.

Specific Innovations

The development of strategic planning tools will enable a more ecologically efficient organisation of intra-/logistics systems and maintenance in future: using an "instrument to rate resource consumption" (RESSTRAT), for example, it should be possible to determine the optimum replacement date of intra-/logistics components according to CO2 criteria, whilst the benefits of efficient maintenance work will become gaugeable. Furthermore, an "assistance system to reduce storage quantities of spare parts at multiple locations" (RESOPT) is to be developed. The various partners involved in the project (maintenance and logistics service providers) are also combining their experience for new service fields, such as the creation of cross-location and cross-company spare parts pools and maintenance strategies for intra-/logistics systems.

Partners in the Project

InfraServ GmbH & Co. Knapsack KG


Xervon GmbH


Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML

Maintenance logistics can make a major contribution to raising efficiency – the benefits should be quantifiable whilst creating new service areas.

Contact person

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Heller


Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML


Facts & Figures

Start of the Project


Project Duration
58 months

Project Volume
1,2 Mio. Euro

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