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High-ranking experts from industry and research will be talking about key themes and the latest trends in in-company logistics held in forums in the LogiMAT Arena.                                                                                  

 

 

 

The emphasis will be very much on practical, successful solutions, thus giving maximum benefit to strategists and managers working in procurement, production, warehousing and dispatches.

 

 

 

Opening

Tuesday,

10:00 -
11:00

Opening ceremony and Best Product Award

 

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Entrance East
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    Shaping change together
    Sustainability - AI - Ergonomics

     

    Official opening of the LogiMAT  Trade Show
    by Michael Ruchty, Exhibition Director LogiMAT Stuttgart,
    EUROEXPO Messe- und Kongress-GmbH, Munich

     

     
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    BEST PRODUCT AWARDS 2024 CEREMONY

     

    Exhibitors will be honored for their innovative products

    The ‘Best Product’ award will be given in three categories:
     

    • Software, Communication, IT
    • Order picking, Conveying, Lifting, Storage technology
    • Identification, Packaging and Loading technology, Load securing

    Chaired by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner, Chair in Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich

     

FF 2024 - ten Hompel, F-IML, EN

Tuesday,

11:00 -
11:50

New trends and startups from blockchain to platforms, from AI to AGVs

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Entrance East
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    Moderated by: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel, Managing Director, Fraunhofer Institute of Material Flow and Logistics (IML), Chair of Materials Handling and Warehousing, TU Dortmund, Dortmund Director of Lamarr Institute for Machine Learning and AI

     

     

    The future belongs to the bold! The kind of dystopian scenarios we so often encounter obscure the opportunities that AI, blockchain, and the platform economy now offer. Ignoring these current opportunities in favor of a supposedly better future leads to missed opportunities. This forum brings together three young founders and a researcher to talk about how they face the future and how they are developing new technologies, tapping into new markets, and inspiring investors with their confidence. The panel will address the issues of our times: artificial intelligence, blockchain, platforms-as-a-service—and last but not least, the future of intralogistics.

     

    11:00–11:10 AM
    The power of confidence: new trends and startups, from blockchain to AI

    Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael ten Hompel

     

    11:10–11:30 AM    
    Opening remarks

     

    Dr.-Ing. Sascha Feldhorst, CEO, MotionMiners GmbH
    Christian Hammermeister, Founder, Borderless Technologies GmbH
    Dr. Philipp Hüning, CEO, Logistikbude GmbH

     
    11:30–11:50 AM    Panel discussion with all speakers

     

     

FF 2024 - Lehmann, LH, EN

Tuesday,

13:00 -
13:50

Smart packaging: packages that think outside the box

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Entrance East
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    Moderated by: Sandra Lehmann, editor, LOGISTIK HEUTE, HUSS-VERLAG GmbH

     

    Will packages someday be able to control their own shipping? Will they someday know what they contain and what the carbon footprint of their transport is? Smart packaging is still considered a distant dream, but how far along is the technology actually? LOGISTIK HEUTE is joined by experts from the academic and business communities to explore these questions in the LogiMAT expert forum “Smart packaging: packages that think outside the box.”

     

     

    Make packing more intelligent—with 3D-iPackAssist
    Dr. Volker Lange
    , Head of Packaging and Retail Logistics, Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML Dortmund
    The perfect package: metaheuristics and reinforcement learning in logistics
    Eduard Wagner
    , Managing Director and CIO, TUP, Stutensee
    Smart transport packaging
    Philipp Tessnow
    , Business Project Manager Digital, THIMM Group

     

     

FF 2024 - Fottner,TUM, EN

Tuesday,

14:00 -
14:50

Circular logistics—disassembly as a foundation for sustainability

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Entrance East
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    Moderated by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner, Chair in Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich

     

    A scarcity of resources coupled with new legislation requires that material be reused after its first lifecycle. Besides recycling, the focus is primarily on the reuse and refurbishment of end-of-life products. The forum brings experts to discuss the disassembly and logistics processes, and how the disassembly of end-of-life products can be the foundation for sustainability. TU Munich is partnering with the automotive industry on various research projects on the disassembly and reuse of components. This knowledge is then fed back into product development.

    Keynotes:

     

    Dr. Christian Lieb, Partner, Mews Partners
    Carolin Escherich, Research Assistant, Department of Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics (fml), Technical University of Munich (TUM)

    Panel discussion with other participants

     

     

FF 2024 - Müller, EMVA, EN

Tuesday,

15:00 -
15:50

Machine vision—key to next-gen logistics

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Entrance East
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    Moderated by: Dr. Ronald Müller, Member of the Board of Directors EMVA (European Machine Vision Association) & CEO of Vision Markets

     

    A recognized expert from the European Machine Vision Association will offer attendees an introduction to the characteristics and current trends of machine vision, followed by a brief overview of the many industrial machine vision solutions. The focus will be on the new technological possibilities and the value they add in various applications, from package logistics to warehousing to manufacturing intralogistics. These solutions can automate and accelerate end-to-end processes, prevent errors, and dramatically improve employee safety.
     

     

    Machine vision—key to next-gen logistics
    Dr. Ronald Müller

     

    One camera platform—six interfaces
    Claus Haselmeier, Business Development Manager Embedded, Allied Vision Technologies GmbH
    AI-powered automated damage detection
    Ivar Keulers, Engineering Lead EMEA, ZEBRA Technologies
    Optimizing warehouse automation and material handling with the latest 3D time-of-flight cameras
    Torsten Wiesinger, General Manager EMEA, LUCID Vision Labs Inc.
    Machine vision installation, connected by Murr
    Simon Knapp, Solution Manager Vision, Murrelektronik GmbH
    pvBoxchecker—flexible screening station for packages or products on conveyor belts
    Patrick Gailer, Managing Director, phil-vision GmbH
    Warehouse automation
    Kathrin Martens, Product Market Manager – Marketing EMEA, Basler AG
    3D vision for smart intralogistics
    Dr. Michael Suppa, CEO, Roboception GmbH

    What are the slowing factors in scaling driverless vehicles?
    Mike Gonschior, VP Product Management Machine Vision, ifm electronic gmbh

     

FF 2024 - Schulz, IFT-1, EN

Tuesday,

16:00 -
16:50

Logistics for fluid production

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Entrance East
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    Moderated by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schulz, Director, Institute of Mechanical Handling and Logistics (IFT), University of Stuttgart

     

    Shorter product lifecycles, increasingly diverse product lines, and volatile sales are among the challenges of our time. Variable production models such as fluid production offer the flexibility and adaptability needed to respond to these ever-changing requirements. But tapping into this potential depends on the appropriate logistics. This forum explores various aspects of logistics in fluid production, including logistics and safety concepts and hardware and software components.

     

     

    Fluid production logistics—opportunities and challenges
    Ali Bozkurt, Research Assistant, Institute of Mechanical Handling and Logistics, University of Stuttgart
    Adaptability through software-defined manufacturing in the Bosch Factory of the Future
    Benedikt Feldotto, Project Director, Software-Defined Factory Operations, Corporate Research, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Innovative methods for securing mobile production units—shared safety
    Bernd Neuschwander, Team Manager, Advanced Development, Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
     

FF 2024 - Schulz, IFT-2, EN

Wednesday,

10:00 -
10:50

Robust processes for a minimum investment

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Entrance East
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    Moderated by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schulz, Director, Institute of Mechanical Handling and Logistics (IFT), University of Stuttgart

     

    Volatile markets, rising costs, and shorter production cycles are putting production systems under increased pressure. Building robust processes is absolutely essential to keep costs under control. Simulation can be deployed to streamline and optimize processes, from planning to virtual launches to live operations of production and logistics systems. Is the investment worth it? How can simulation be used effectively in every phase to yield more robust processes? What other benefits are gained when AI is used to optimize processes through simulation?

     

     

    Streamlining and optimizing processes in production and logistics systems: simulation as a key component in volatile markets
    Ruben Noortwyck, Head of Logistics Department, Institute of Mechanical Handling and Logistics (IFT), University of Stuttgart
    Real-world insights: how industrial machinery and equipment manufacturers can benefit from virtual commissioning
    Dr.-Ing. Stefan Scheifele, Managing Partner, ISG Industrielle Steuerungstechnik GmbH
    From simulation to virtual commissioning: digital AGV system models as the key to minimizing risk in smart logistics
    Dr.-Ing. Franziska Schloz, Manager Digital Factory & Supply Chain (DFS), MHP Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH
     

FF 2024 - Schmidt, VDI, EN

Wednesday,

11:00 -
11:50

An existential crisis for e-commerce?

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Entrance East
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    Moderated by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thorsten Schmidt, Association of German Engineers (VDI), Society for Production and Logistics (GPL), Professor of Technical Logistics at TU Dresden, President of WGTL e.V.

     

    These are challenging times for e-commerce. Record highs during the pandemic have given way to widespread volatility, slumping sales, and labor shortages—steering the successful industry into turbulent waters. This panel brings together experts to talk about the challenges they face—but also the current solutions they see. Artificial intelligence helps boost the accuracy of predictions. Automatic packaging lines can minimize the need for personnel. Come hear those on the front lines report on their own experiences!
    The panel will also offer insights into the ongoing work to establish e-commerce.

     

     

    11:00–11:05 AM
    Introduction and moderation
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thorsten Schmidt

      11:05–11:10 AM
    Future of logistics: how automation is helping—or hindering—e-commerce
    Dipl.-Ing. Mathias Bös
    , General Manager, SDZ
    11:10–11:15 AM
    Decision intelligence as an engine of innovation: how AI-driven decision-making is revolutionizing forecasting processes at the Otto Group
    Dr. Malte Meistering
    , Head of Supply Chain Excellence, Otto Group Holding

    11:15–11:20 AM
    Sustainability, performance, scalability: more important than ever!
    Dr.-Ing. Michael Ott
    , Head of Logistics, Grupo Sesé
    11:20–11:25 AM
    Sustainable intralogistics in e-commerce—decision-making criteria in logistics planning
    Bastian Scheu
    , Head of E-Commerce, Logsol

     

    11:25–11:50 AM
    Open discussion

     

     

FF 2024 - Kretschmer, F-IML, EN

Wednesday,

13:00 -
13:50

Humans and technology—hand in hand on the road to success

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Eingang Ost
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    Moderated by:  Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Veronika Kretschmer, Senior Scientist, Assistance Systems and Human-Technology Interaction, Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML

    The workplace of the future is the Social Networked Industry, where human beings and new technologies have safe, trusting, collaborative partnerships. This forum presents solutions to counteract the shortage of skilled workers and the effects of demographic change: Exoskeletons have the potential to reduce the physical toll on warehouse workers tasked with handling inventory, “pick-by” systems provide cognitive support to pickers, and AI can crunch the data on every warehouse movement to optimize intralogistics processes.

     

    Paperless, efficient, and error-free picking: pick-by-light with ePaper
    Artur Brommer, Head of Business Development, ekko GmbH
    Exoskeletons for physical support in industrial workstations
    Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Weidner, Professor for Production Engineering at the University of Innsbruck; Head of Robotics and Automation Group at the Production Engineering Laboratory, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg; Managing Director at exoIQ GmbH
    Was bringt’s? - Technische Lösungen mit Sensoren und Machine-Learning bewerten
    Dr.-Ing. Sascha Feldhorst, CEO, MotionMiners GmbH

     

     

FF 2024 - Wimmer, BAYFU, EN

Wednesday,

14:00 -
14:50

5G: Foundation of digital industry

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Entrance East
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    Moderated by: Stefan Wimmer, Managing Partner, Bayerische Funknetz GmbH (BAYFU)

     

    The mobile communications and industry experts at BAYFU offer an exciting glimpse into 5G technology and how it can help businesses face the challenges of digital transformation. Attendees also get a field report from the Prinzhorn Group, which has already successfully deployed a 5G campus network.
    This trade forum addresses the most urgent industry issues and explains how 5G campus networks can be a flexible, scalable, future-proof tool for raising critical operational technology apps to a new level.

     

FF 2024 - Ullrich, ForumFTS, EN

Wednesday,

15:00 -
15:50

The future of mobile robots from the perspective of sensor manufacturers

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Entrance East
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    Moderated by: Dr.-Ing. Günter Ullrich, Managing Partner, Forum-FTS GmbH; Head of VDI Technical Committee for AGVs

     

    In the future, mobile robots will perform a wide range of tasks in every imaginable scenario. They’ll no longer be restricted to factory floors and warehouses of manufacturing businesses, they’ll also move into the publicly accessible areas. There they’ll not only deal with trained personnel, they’ll also need to navigate around people who are not prepared or trained to interact with robots. This presents unique safety challenges for their underlying design and sensor technology.

    The panel of experts will address these challenges, break down what future scenarios might look like, and outline the requirements. The panel will then discuss possible strategies and technical solutions for these scenarios.

     

    Panel discussion with:

    Dr.-Ing. Günter Ullrich

     

    Frank Bauder, Head of Competence Center Services, Leuze electronic GmbH + Co. KG
    Arno Hagemann, Business Development Manager LiDAR Sensors, Pepperl+Fuchs Gruppe
    Philipp Maurer, Global Industry Manager, SICK Sensor Intelligence

     

     

FF 2024- Pieringer, LH, EN

Wednesday,

16:00 -
16:50

LogiMAT Summit: trends in intralogistics

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Entrance East
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    Moderated by: Matthias Pieringer, editor in chief, LOGISTIK HEUTE, HUSS-VERLAG GmbH

     

    Intralogistics products and services are critical in the effort to achieve efficient processes in the manufacturing, commercial, and service industries. The LogiMAT Summit brings together leading minds from the business and scientific communities to discuss the trends and developments that define intralogistics today. The forum will also address the challenges and opportunities that this yields for intralogistics.

     

    Panel discussion with:

     

    Jos de Vuyst, CEO, Stow Group
    Christian Erlach, Chief of Sales, Jungheinrich AG
    Jörg Rommelfanger, Head of Robotics Division Germany, ABB AG
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thorsten Schmidt, Professor of Technical Logistics, Technische Universität Dresden
     Dr. Florian Heydenreich, Executive Vice President Sales & Service, Still EMEA
     

FF 2024 - Krupp, HSA_Ops, EN

Thursday,

10:00 -
10:50

Operations management—focus on the employee

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Eingang Ost
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    Moderated by: Prof. Dr. Michael Krupp, Professor of Logistics and SCM, Head of THA_ops Research Group for Optimized Value Chains, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

     

    The labor shortage has long since had an impact on warehouses and logistics centers. Guiding unskilled workers is a core challenge, and operations managers have a key role to play here. But managers often have little or no training for this role. Join us for this forum to discuss the challenges facing operations managers. Hear the employee perspective and learn what they expect from managers. And talk with our experts about options for preparing managers for their core responsibility.

     

    Keynotes:

    From routine responsibilities to team leadership: the challenges of ops managers in logistics

     

    Nicole Lubecki-Weschke, Research Assistant, Supply Chain Services Working Group, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
    Prof. Dr. Cornelia Niessen, Professor, Chair of Work and Organizational Psychology, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

     

    Management in the warehouse: challenging or overwhelming?

     


    Oliver Hochstatter
    , Manager Cultural Change, Hermes Germany

     

    Talents from our own ranks: the talent program of the Andreas Schmid Group

     

    Lina Jahn, HR-Manager, Andreas Schmid Group
     

FF 2024 - Kaulfuhs-Berger, Technische Logistik, EN

Thursday,

11:00 -
11:50

Hype around the industrial metaverse—buzzword or genuine opportunity?

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Entrance East
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    Moderated by: Jan Kaulfuhs-Berger, editor in chief, Technische Logistik, HUSS-Medien GmbH

     

    Is the industrial metaverse just the next buzzword to drum up business for the same old digital twin technology, or is it the next big thing? The market for the industrial metaverse is forecast to grow to 100 billion dollars by 2030. Imagine an environment that gives us immersive access to the digital twins of industrial assets and lets us experience them interactively and adapt them collaboratively. What opportunities does the industrial metaverse hold for intralogistics? Where is it already being successfully deployed? And who ultimately benefits?

     

     

    Panel discussion with:

     

     

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Domenik Kaever, Professor of Technical Logistics, Director of Institute for Technical Logistics (ITL), Graz University of Technology
    Markus Neumayer, Dipl.-Kfm., MBA, Regional Director, Amazon Logistics
    Theo Papadopoulos, Program Manager Simulation & Digital Twin, Head of Siemens Industrial Metaverse Lab, Siemens
    Mag. Karin Gabriel, Innovation & Trend Research Manager, TGW Logistics Group
    Dr. Fusheng Qiu, Tongji University and Vice Chairman of Logistics Engineering Institution, Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES)

     

     

FF 2024- Altes, AIM - Aha, Ident, EN

Thursday,

13:00 -
13:50

AIDC as an enabling technology for automating and optimizing materials handling, supply chain management, and logistics

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Entrance East
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    Moderated by: Peter Altes, Director, AIM-D e. V with Thorsten Aha, editor in chief ident, Ident Verlag & Service GmbH

     

    Production, supply chain, and logistics remain at the very heart of the digital transformation process—with growing synergies. Automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) systems are the foundation of these processes and of the interaction between people, machines, and objects. The key challenges here are integration with software systems (such as OPC UA), cloud connectivity (IoT/IIoT), and reliable identification. The experts from AIM highlight the contribution of AIDC in the digital transformation of materials handling, supply chain management, and logistics as a whole.

    13:00 - 13:05 PM
    Introduction and moderation
    Thorsten Aha
    Peter Altes
     

      1:05 - 1:20 PM
    Reusable Packaging Regulation 2024: Where does logistics stand?
    Frank Linti,
    Director Business Innovation, inotec Group

     

      1:20 - 1:35 PM
    Beyond identification—overview and use cases for wireless sensors with a focus on transport and logistics
    Sylvo Jäger
    , Chief of Development, microsensys GmbH
    1:35 - 1:50 PM
    Camera identification using AI: How does it work? Example: number plate recognition with strategies for logistics
    Martin Hartwigsen
    , International Business Development, deister electronic GmbH

     

    Questions & Discussion

     

     

FF 2024 - Lickefett, F-IPA, EN

Thursday,

14:00 -
14:50

Order Management Quick Check

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Entrance East
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    Moderated by: Michael Lickefett, Dipl.-Ing., Head of Department for Factory Planning and Production Management, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

     

    A quick analysis to identify targeted improvements: That’s the core idea behind the Order Management Quick Check. The Quick Check combines existing and newly developed methodologies with a focus on qualitative analyses. The analysis looks at the functional logic of planning and control along with its process and organizational structure to obtain an overall picture of the current situation with its strengths and weaknesses. A joint vision is developed as a basis for identifying where improvements can be made using best-practice solutions.

     

    Intro
    Dipl.-Ing. Michael Lickefett, Head of the Department of Factory Planning and Production Management, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

     

    The Order Management Quick Check 
    Dr. Ing. habil. Hans-Hermann Wiendahl, Head of Digital Fulfillment Group, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA
    Case study: integrated improvement of planning and control for seasonal manufacturers
    Peter Maier, Head of Organizational Development, Wiedenmann GmbH
     

FF 2024 - Pirron, IN-BW, EN

Thursday,

15:00 -
15:50

Opportunities for more sustainability in intralogistics

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LogiMAT Arena - Atrium, Entrance East
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    Moderated by: Dr. Jörg Pirron, Chair of the Intralogistics Network in Baden-Württemberg and Managing Director, PROTEMA Unternehmensberatung GmbH

     

    Implementing sustainable intralogistics is no longer merely an option, it’s a strategic imperative. It begins with supply chain visibility and extends to smart energy-efficient buildings, technical systems, and low-impact packaging. It’s possible to maximize sustainability and efficiency at the same time through clever process design and organization. Training and sensitizing your employees is an essential prerequisite for successful implementation. This forum shows how to tap into trends to use energy and resources more efficiently, assume social responsibility, and streamline operations—all at the same time.

     

    Keynotes:

     

    Circular and flexible logistics concepts for sustainable and future-proof factories
     

    Mathias Stach, Associate Partner, Integral Factory Planning, Drees & Sommer SE
    Thoralf Krause, Manager, Head of Logistics, Drees & Sommer SE

     

    Sustainability in machinery and equipment manufacturing: a HOMAG case study

     

    Dr. Jürgen Bischoff, Vice President, Global Industrial Engineering, HOMAG GmbH
     
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