Matador Automotive
autonomous synchronization of logistics and manufacturing | milk-Run 4.0



The aim of the project was to achieve balanced and efficient utilization of transport equipment supplying manufacturing workstations with input material and transferring semi-finished products between individual workstations. The system EMANS ensures autonomous synchronization of logistics and manufacturing as well as the automation of manufacturing logistics in the shopfloor of Tier 1 automotive supplier Matador Automotive.

Project Assignment: 

  • On-time material delivery to assembly workstations 
  • Transfer of semi-finished and finished products from production lines for further processing
  • Intelligent management of transport equipment capacities
  • Optimization of capacities of material handling and transferring equipment


  • Implementation of Smart Industry system EMANS
  • Connection of  production lines, supermarkets (warehouse), Milk-Run tuggers and supervisor´s and dispatching office into an in-house network of internet of things (IoT)
  • Creating a virtual copy of the shopfloor through digital twin technology
  • Deployment of dynamic Milk-Run system (Milk Run 4.0)


  • Improvement of transport equipment efficiency
  • Reduction of logistics downtimes at production line due to the lack or missing material
  • Overall decrease of transport downtimes on the shopfloor
  • Operative manufacturing planning on production lines
  • Monitoring of production lines tact and cycles
  • Visualization of transport demands for operators of transport equipment
  • Assuring balanced utilization of transport equipment based on actual demands of material transport
  • Monitoring and reporting available on mobile devices


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Autonomous and Dynamic Production Line Management

Intelligent Assembly Operations Management

Automated Manufacturing Management