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Peiner Träger GmbH uses simulation for optimization of scrap logistics

Peiner Träger GmbH, a subsidiary of Salzgitter AG, can look back on more than 140 years of tradition in steel production. Peiner Träger GmbH supplies a comprehensive range of support and support profiles for the construction industry manufactured on state-of-the-art systems. Within the framework of efficiency measures, Peiner Träger GmbH hoped to achieve cost savings in scrap logistics using simulation.


  • optimization of rail logistics for scrap delivery to a steel mill
  • saving cars by reducing the number of “rolling” stocks
  • determination of savings potential by combining scrap types


  • determination of effort drivers
  • securing concepts for cost reduction
  • stock dimensioning in the tracks
  • reduction of cycle times

Functionality (software: plant simulation)

  • illustration of the railway infrastructure
  • activity profiles of the marshalling team
  • compilation of activities through activity units
  • disposition of scrap cars to sources
  • import and export of Scenarios

Results/ benefits

  • assessment of different working time models on holdings
  • visualization of effort drivers
  • optimization of disposition an marshalling rules

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