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The Model Warehouse is a joint venture of leading partners in warehouse optimization

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company has set the standards of excellence in top management consulting for more than 80 years. We advise decision makers in leading companies, the public sector, non-profit organizations, and innovative, fast-growing start-ups around the globe. In Germany alone, over 1,300 consultants are dedicated to fulfilling our mission: to help clients achieve substantial and lasting improvements in their performance. Our Supply Chain Management group is part of our Operations Practice and helps leading companies in all industries develop and implement future-oriented logistics strategies.

Institute for Material Handling and Logistics

The Institute for Material Handling and Logistics (IFL), founded in 1901 and part of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), employs 25 associates researching and teaching in various fields of conveyor techniques and logistics systems. Since 2005 the institute has been headed by Prof. Dr. Kai Furmans. The research focus within logistics systems is on modeling, control and evaluation of logistics systems and processes in production, distribution and transport. Part of this research is analyzing and benchmarking excellence in warehouse operations.


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

With more than 9,000 employees and an annual budget of about EUR 785 million, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of the biggest research and education institutions worldwide and has the potential of reaching a top position in selected research areas on an international level. The objective is to turn KIT into an institution of top research, excellent scientific education, and a prominent location of academic life, life-long learning, and comprehensive advanced training, unrestricted exchange of know-how, and sustainable innovation culture.