SHD Logistics has just released a definitive list of the most influential logisticians in the UK. The Logistics 100, compiled by an independent judging panel, is measured on a variety of criteria, centred by operational strength. The key considerations also include influence, driving change, engagement, rising star potential and outside influencers, the latter two with which SHD has compiled separate lists for.
Members of the 2019 Logistics 100 give their thoughts on the most pressing issues within their sectors. This week, we hear from Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery head of global logistics Eduardo Pavan.
Head of Global Logistics
Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery
SHD: You recently won our New Facility Award for your new high tech facility in Lincoln. Can you tell us about one new process at the facility which has improved operations?
Eduardo: Our Global Service Operation Centre in Lincoln is a 7,200 m2 Floor Space (+10,000 m2 counting racks) to support global demand of cores, parts, tools and instruments. The “Known Consignor” status give us the rapid delivery through airfreight.
As part of the infra-structure we have developed a new Turbine racking system, implemented a vertical carousels for parts storage and a wireless transport system between work centres (”LEO robots”) to get speed in moving parts in the warehouse. The storage and handling of parts is all done through a modern Warehouse Management System (WMS) integrated to our ERP system. The Lean ways of working and the Safety and Quality Culture are also very important aspects of our operation.
SHD: How important is Siemens Turbo Machinery to Lincoln?
Eduardo: Our Siemens Lincoln business is an important part of the local community and a great contributor to the local economy. We employee over 1,500 people at our Teal Park and Ruston Works sites and recently opened our new Global Service Operations Centre at Teal Park, which supports our global customer base. We are also delighted this year that Siemens Mobility chose our main site to build a Bogie Service Facility for their train fleet in the UK. They have made a £9m investment and hired 40 people to date.
We also continue to work with local partners such as the University of Lincoln, where in May we opened a Siemens MindShere room which will allow us to collaborate in many new digital areas going forward. MindSphere is Siemens open cloud based platform service for Industrial Applications, you simply connect your devices and have full access to the app store to analyse your data.
Our employees also continue to play an active part supporting the community. Our volunteer program has seen many people help out at the Hospital and Whisby Nature Reserve and we sponsored Lincoln Pride again this year.
Read the full feature and list in the SHD January 2019 issue.