Trade Forums LogiMAT 2018
High-ranking experts from industry and research will be talking about key themes and the latest trends in in-company logistics held in forums right in the middle of the exhibition halls.
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 and Awards ceremony
Opening and Awards ceremony
FIRST HAND INTRALOGISTICS - Digital-Connected-Innovative
FIRST HAND INTRALOGISTICS
Official opening of the trade fair LogiMAT 2018
by Peter Kazander, Managing Director,
EUROEXPO Messe- und Kongress-GmbH, Munich
Digital transformation: the three most important questions that nobody ever asks
Ömer Atiker is author and expert of digital transformation. He brings 30 years of digital experience on the stage. His numerous anecdotes and examples give you a glance of the future and how you can shape it. He presents new perspectives and unexpected insights with a good sense of humour when he talks about everyday life of companies.
Awards ceremony – Best Product 2018
Laudatio: Prof. Johannes Fottner, Chair of Material Handling Technology, Material Flow and Logistics, Technical University of Munich, Garching b. Munich
Take part, when the winners of the following three prize categories of the Best Product award will be announced!
"Software, Communication, IT",
"Order picking, Conveying, Lifting, Storage technology" and
"Identification, Packaging and Loading technology, Load securing"
FF 2018 - ten Hompel, F-IML, EN
Real-time data-goldmine mastery
Narrow-band IoT, 5G and industrial data space in logistics
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Michael ten Hompel, Directors from the Fraunhofer Institutes for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) and for Software and Systems Engineering (ISST); Professor, Chair of Materials Handling and Warehousing, Technical University of Dortmund
Gartner predicts that by 2020, one in ten companies will be earning money by utilising its data and, at the same time, by 2020 more than 20 billion devices will be connected to the internet and be supplying data – three times more than today. The question is how this data gold can be mined in real time and managed effortlessly and independently. Most data is only valuable when it can be exchanged, without giving it away. The forum provides a meeting place where academics, technical experts and users can exchange initial experiences and fundamental thinking on information logistics and the data economy of tomorrow.
FF 2018 - Wittmann, ibi, EN
Where is our journey taking us?
Chaired by: Mailin Schmelter, Senior Projektmanagerin,
Mittelstand 4.0-Agentur Handel/IFH Köln /
Dr. Georg Wittmann, Research Director,
Mittelstand 4.0-Agentur Handel/ibi research an der Universität Regensburg
Not even wholesale and industrial business-to-business trade has escaped digitisation in Germany. In future, experts expect a further shift towards the internet in corporate procurement processes. Anyone who wants to succeed in B2B online trading must however take into account some issues that are barely known in the sphere of business to consumers. Speakers experienced in B2B will provide lively reports detailing the dos and don’ts of the transition to digital. Discuss with these speakers the challenges en route into the digital age!
FF 2018 - Fottner, fml, EN
People in digital intralogistics
People and robots working together
Chaired by: Prof. Johannes Fottner, Chair of Material Handling Technology, Material Flow and Logistics,Technical University of Munich, Garching b. Munich
Various R&D projects are currently concerned with the digitisation of intralogistics. Various innovative technologies exist such as augmented and virtual reality. In addition to the available technologies, the desired level of automation (e.g. manual, partial or full automation) also plays a crucial role in the integration of people in the digital world. For this, concepts are required that reconcile the needs of people and the potential of technology with one another. In this forum, possible concepts will be discussed in a dialogue between industry and research.
FF 2018 - Kretschmer, F-IML, EN
Cognitive ergonomics: People 4.0 in logistics
Optimised collaboration between people and smart technologies
Chaired by: Dr. Veronika Kretschmer, Consulting psychology and ergonomics, Intralogistics and IT Planning department, Fraunhofer-Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik IML, Dortmund
The range of technology is constantly expanding as digitisation progresses. The optimal use of smart technologies and the associated changes in IT operating requirements are presenting companies with new challenges. Whether a technical device will provide real assistance, will fit in with the work processes or the workforce structure can be evaluated with the help of cognitive and ergonomic criteria. The forum provides exemplary insights into the evaluation of the interaction between humans and technology and into the smart use of various forms of computer technology in practice.
FF 2018 - Aha, ident, EN
Auto-ID technologies for logistics and automation
Use of innovative identification and data entry technologies
Chaired by: Thorsten Aha, Editor-in-Chief, ident, Ident Verlag & Service GmbH, Dortmund
The experts’ forum of ‘Auto-ID Technologies for logistics and automation’ is concerned with the digitisation of logistics. Flexible solutions and high-performance technologies are needed in order to meet the entire spectrum of customer requirements today. Consistent implementation of Industry 4.0 strategies presents an enormous challenge particularly for small and medium-sized companies. In order to demonstrate ways into Logistics 4.0, these practical lectures will present and discuss the application of technologies such as RFID, NFC, barcoding and marking.
FF 2018 - Osterhoff, FTS, EN
DTS 4.0 optimised operating efficiency
State of the art, examples and outlook
Chaired by: Waldemar Osterhoff, Senior Consultant Forum-FTS GmbH, Voerde
Even in the planning of AGV and mobile robotics, intelligent system concepts are providing the groundwork for the use of multifunctional sensors and optimised economic efficiency. The little ‘Sally’ small load carrier for container transport will be presented with information on driverless small load carriers and navigation (virtual tracks and contour-based referencing). A high degree of reliability is the basis for good economic efficiency. Cloud-based AGV monitoring is the basis for extensive system evaluation and enables precise diagnoses in order, for instance, to reduce service costs.
FF 2018 - Ulbricht, Händlerbund, EN
Clash of trends
What trends will affect the e-commerce sector of tomorrow?
Chaired by: Franziska Ulbricht,
Press Spokeswoman, Händlerbund, Leipzig
It is specifically due to new technologies and developments that e-commerce is growing so successfully. Trends such as same-day delivery, voice commerce or chatbots, cross channel, platform services and instant payment are the driving force behind new business models in the dynamic e-commerce sector.
But what trends are affecting the needs of medium-sized e-commerce operations? Where are the weak points? What innovations have been lacking in the sector until now? We will compare a few trends with one another and have them assessed by logistics and e-commerce experts.
FF 2018 - Jörgl, F-IML, LH, EN
Transport and handling – autonomous control and operation
What will affect material flows in the logistics of the future?
Chaired by: Thilo Jörgl, Editor-in-Chief, LOGISTIK HEUTE, HUSS-VERLAG GmbH, Munich
In future, physical material flows in logistics will increasingly be coordinated and controlled autonomously without human action. Even today, transports and some individual handling processes are carried out autonomously. The comprehensive move towards autonomy of processes in entire distribution centres represents the next step in the developments. Autonomous integration of all material flow processes requires a high level of adaptivity for the technologies involved. The Fraunhofer IML forum, held in cooperation with LOGISTIK HEUTE, presents the developments required and how users can prepare for such innovations.
FF 2018 - Altes, AIM, EN
AutoID technologies for Logistics 4.0
Digitisation of material flow and logistics
Chaired by: Peter Altes, Managing Director, AIM-D e. V., Lampertheim
Production, material flow and logistics are being increasingly digitised and therefore are growing ever closer to one another. Automatic identification systems (AutoID) and intelligent sensors form the basis of this process and communication between people, machines and objects. Integration with the software systems, IT security and cloud connectivity (IoT) are central tasks. AIM experts will point out opportunities for digitisation based on AutoID technologies and for more efficient control and thereby optimisation of corporate processes as a whole and discuss for materials handling a new kind of material flow system with automatic handling for goods-to-person delivery.
FF 2018 - Schocke, Salt, EN
Intelligent evaluation of sensor data using SAP
Greater transparency for your production and logistics processes
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Kai-Oliver Schocke, Professor for Production Management and Logistics, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
In the context of a specialist forum, SICK AG and SALT Solutions AG will show, using project and application examples, how connected logistics will be able in future efficiently to link machine and process data using SAP systems and add-ons – completely without system discontinuities due to third-party systems. Simplifying human/machine interaction plays an important role in this, using intuitive and high-performance user interfaces.
FF 2018 - Wehking, IFT, IFT-Tag, EN
Intralogistics – Future – Technology
New technologies in intralogistics
Chaired by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Karl-Heinz Wehking, Head of the Institute of Mechanical Handling and Logistics, University of Stuttgart
10:00 – 11:00
Excellence in manual order picking
Designing efficient and flexible manual order picking processes
Manual order-picking systems offer a high level of flexibility at low investment costs. People are able to adapt quickly to dynamic, heterogeneous process contents and can divert to other functional areas of a company in the event of fluctuations in capacity requirements. For this reason, manual activities influence the order-picking processes in production and distribution logistics. With presentations from research and business, this sequence delivers specific, scientifically well founded approaches to the planning and optimisation of manual order-picking systems.
11:30 – 12:30
Efficiency due to smart production logistics
Setting course for fractal matrix production from batch size 1
When the product world is in a state of change, the logistics on which it relies must not stagnate. Individual, customised solutions ex works have made even batch size 1 a production reality. Intralogistics should not be a barrier but should be a forerunner of efficient production processes. The Institute for Materials Handling and Logistics has therefore developed a variable matrix production concept with a fractal material flow system and is currently testing this out in a pilot system with prototypes of a new generation of autonomous delivery, storage and handling machines.
13:30 – 14:30
Flexible and smart transport in production logistics
Challenges and approaches from the ARENA2036 project
In the context of the ARENA2036 project, the Institute for Materials Handling Technology and Logistics is researching new concepts of future production logistics and developing the components they require. In this sequence, in addition to the challenges inherent to such developments, approaches to a solution for them are also indicated. The focus lies on flexible material supplies using driverless transport systems, data delivery to smart load carriers and approaches to the tracking of these components in a versatile environment.
15:00 – 16:00
Simulation and visualisation in intralogistics
Realistic simulation and experience of intralogistics processes
Due to ever more powerful technologies, new opportunities are arising in the field of simulation and visualisation technology in intralogistics. In particular, innovative processors and graphics cards as well as continual developments in the sphere of virtual reality can assist logistics specialists with a range of different software programmes. Processes as well as factory or warehouse layouts can be tested out in advance and optimised. In addition to the necessary prerequisites, this sequence gives an overview of the opportunities and benefits of such new intralogistics options.
FF 2018 - Claessens, BLG, EN
The last mile: transport of the future
Why suppliers and dealers need new logistics concepts
Chaired by: Vanessa Claessens, Business Development Manager
BLG Handelslogistik GmbH & Co. KG, Bremen
It is one of the greatest challenges that have to be faced by CEP services and mail-order companies within the supply chain. Door-to-door transport, i.e. the last mile before the customer can hold the goods in their hands is the one in which logistics costs tend to soar. The boom in e-commerce, the high proportion of individual deliveries, growing consumer demands for convenient delivery, and not least the increase in traffic volume, demand new delivery concepts. The forum shows what approaches already exist and what the transport of the future might look like.
FF 2018 - Vallee, VuP, EN
What not only the fashion sector should know
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Franz Vallée, VuP GmbH,
Scientific Director, Vallée und Partner, Consulting for Logistics & IT, Münster
Customers today are using various channels through which to make their purchases. This brings them into contact with retailers and their brands through pre-sales, goods availability, advice, selection, payment, delivery, after-sales and returns. All these stages in the process have to be designed by the dealer in such a way that the customer does not change merchants. The channels have to be integrated with one another, high-performance warehouse and last-mile logistics must be organised, and IT too must play its part. The forum shows how all stakeholders can best approach a project.
FF 2018 - Schmidt, VDI, EN
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schmidt, Technical University of Dresden
In the final phase of logistics projects, secure application of agreed availability guidelines, the meticulous implementation of a testing and transfer phase planned scrupulously in advance and a sure instinct are required. In the forum, the relevant guidelines will be considered, experiences from practical situations discussed and hints given for early successful planning of this critical project phase. As ever, unfortunately, the new problems are the same as the old. Here the forum aims to inspire unified system understanding and cooperative design of this decisive project phase.
FF 2018 - Kortschak, FHE, EN
Economic warehouse positioning
Lean – but how?
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Dr. Bernd H. Kortschak, Chair in Department of Business Administration and Logistics, Erfurt University of Applied Sciences
Nowadays, whenever a problem occurs, solutions tend to be sought in new IT, in any case in a new programme. In the process it is often overlooked that the cost profile of a new IT solution is characterised by high fixed costs in procurement but almost zero in use due to fringe costs. This means that IT has to be assessed from the perspective of benefit, while increased attention must be paid to the physical layout of the warehouse.
Short and long-term spill over will be discussed in this series.
FF 2018 - Jansen, VVL, EN
Material flows in the age of Industry 4.0
Logistics research for a digital future
Chaired by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Jansen, Chairman, Organisation to Promote Innovative Processes in Logistics (VVL - Verein zur Förderung innovativer Verfahren in der logistics e.V.), Dortmund
E-food packaging solutions, a smart collection point for old electrical devices, energy self-sufficient sensor systems for distribution chain status monitoring and a deposit container for the decentralised sorting of recycled glass are some of the issues currently being examined by Dortmund VVL e.V. Scientific support for these developments by R&D institutions such as VVL e.V. helps market participants in realising targeted further development and innovation. Selected results will be presented during the forum.
FF 2018 - Bohlmann, 3p, EN
Digital transformation culture
The VUCA world today and tomorrow
Chaired by: Bettina Bohlmann, Business Psychologist, Managing Partner, 3p procurement branding GmbH, Cologne; Contributor at the conference EXCHAiNGE 2018
What does a culture look like that can cope with increasingly accelerating processes and changes, high-level complexity and uncertainty? The 3p culture survey started in 2017 shows an urgent need to act within German companies in this context, including in the logistics and purchasing sectors. Bettina Bohlmann takes an expert interactive look, in EXCHAiNGE-Format, at the key words agility, resilience, transparency and knowledge management and takes a critical and practical perspective on the manager’s task and the task of initiator and driver of innovation processes.
FF 2018 - Schmitt, IN BW, EN
Indoor localisation: A key to Industry 4.0
What can be found where? Smart practices in interior spaces
Chaired by: Dr.-Ing. Klaus Schmitt, Member of the Board of Directors at Intralogistik-Netzwerk in Baden-Württemberg e.V. and identification systems product manager in the systems sector for Pepperl + Fuchs GmbH
Indoor localisation in the warehouse is a significant part of Industry 4.0 solutions. Productivity increases, higher quality, safety at work and cost optimisation are essential objectives that can be achieved by the smart use of indoor localisation technologies. In real-time tracking systems major progress is taking place. What are the current techniques? What are the requirements for indoor localisation systems? What are the characteristics of the successful examples?
FF 2018 - Lehmann, LH, EN
Packaging Logistics 4.0
Smart cartons – not your basic box
Chaired by: Sandra Lehmann, Editor, LOGISTIK HEUTE, HUSS-VERLAG GmbH, Munich
Augmented reality, beacons, printed electronics: Digitisation is revolutionising electronics. This is currently causing excitement at a point in the supply chain that has hitherto often been underestimated: packaging logistics. But smart transport packaging conceals opportunities for optimising the supply chain and for customer satisfaction. The forum will demonstrate just what smart cartons etc. are already like and what advantages they can offer to users. Discussions with experts will clarify where there is still room for improvement.
FF 2018 - Lickefett, F-IPA, EN
Digital logistics tools
How industry 4.0 techniques and concepts will change logistics
Chaired by: Michael Lickefett, Head of Dept. of Factory Planning and Production Management, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA), Stuttgart
Increasing digitisation and automation facilitate new applications and scenarios in production and logistics: Mixed-reality tools are becoming part of production and convey interactive information to support planning and processes. At the same time, the data supplied is better focused on the user, for example in material provision. Automation assessment identifies potential across the board for logistics optimisation. The forum will give an insight into the various tools and methods.
FF 2018 - Schweikl, LOGISTRA, EN
Lithium-ion forklifts in practical logistics
Maintenance free, reliable and economical to run – what can the new lithium-ion battery technology contribute to materials handling equipment?
Chaired by: Tobias Schweikl, Editor-in-Chief, LOGISTRA, HUSS-VERLAG GmbH, Munich
No more battery servicing and, long-term, even cheaper than an electric forklift with lead-acid battery – this is how the manufacturers of materials handling vehicles are marketing their lithium-ion products. Yet are these just empty promises? How will the new technology actually work in practice? The specialist forum on Lithium-Ion forklifts in “Logistics Practice” will be considering this question in detail. A specialist from RWTH Aachen will initially explain the advantages and disadvantages of the new battery technology. Finally the major forklift manufacturers will report on their practical experiences. Projects in which lithium-ion forklifts have been particularly successfully integrated into practice will be presented. Finally there will be opportunity to discuss the issues in depth together.
FF 2018 - Lange, F-IML, EN
Retail Logistics 4.0 – taking stock!
Examples and experiences in digital trade logistics
Chaired by: Dr. Volker Lange, Head of Department of Packaging and Retail Logistics,
Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML), Dortmund
Industry 4.0 and digitisation have been around for a while in commerce. It’s time to take stock of the situation. How far has the change progressed? What technologies are now in use? What mobile applications are already in use in retail logistics? What changes are imminent and what can we expect in the near future? And what will ultimately be the consequences for logistics and packaging? Learn more about all these things in exciting experts‘ talks, and discuss the logistical challenges with us.
FF 2018 - Jacobi, ECLR, EN
Innovations in logistics and their advent in practice
How the medium-sized logistics operation can keep pace in the race to innovate
Chaired by: Dr. Christian Jacobi, EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr, Chairman of EffizienzCluster Management GmbH; Managing Director, agiplan GmbH, Mülheim
Start-ins, open innovation or cooperation in the experts’ network - there are countless ways of innovating. But which is the right way for a medium-sized business to go? And what does the route to product and service look like, and, what specifically is the right business model? What kind of a culture of innovation do companies need in the age of digitisation, and what should be their approach towards tradition and the status quo? In a specialist forum, medium-sized companies report on their experiences, their successes and the challenges they have faced in implementing logistics innovations.
FF 2018 - Wrobel, Uni Augsburg, EN
Health and motivation: success factor in the warehouse?!
Boosting motivation for specialist and auxiliary staff in the warehouse
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Heiko Wrobel, Head of the B2B wholesale division at the Fraunhofer SCS, Nuremberg
High-performance logistics processes depend on motivated, healthy members of staff. The incentives to increase motivation are currently primarily monetary. Logisticians do not currently have available any ‘methodology toolbox’ that can help establish non-monetary, health-promoting and motivational measures in the context of industrial warehouse employees. The objective is to stabilise the physical health of employees involved in logistical processes in the warehouse and to increase their motivation. This should improve the quality and efficiency of warehouse processes as well as innovative strength.
FF 2018 - Hauth, IN-BW, EN
Human resources development 4.1: Gamification and job rotation?
Concepts for attractive, future-capable jobs in logistics
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Michael Hauth, Chairman, Intralogistik-Netzwerk in Baden-Württemberg e.V.; Professor of Logistics and Purchasing and Head of MSc. Industrial Engineering, University of Mannheim
Specialist staff are in demand. High levels of physical and cognitive effort are required of logistics personnel. The new technologies and management principles demand rapid adaptation. What modern concepts exist for staff development? How can the attractiveness of logistics jobs be increased in order to appeal to new employees? We will show you, among other things, what solutions employment sciences are currently offering and how easily further training in Industry 4.0 can be obtained in business.
FF 2018 - Ullrich, Forum FTS, DI, EN
Components in intelligent mobile robotics
The special significance of consolidated sensor systems
Chaired by: Dr.-Ing. Günter Ullrich, Director, Forum-FTS, Voerde
Driverless vehicles – whether in the form of mobile robots or in AGV – are becoming ever smarter. For this the rapid capture and processing of 3-D environmental data by means of consolidated sensor systems is needed. Specific examples show how the networking of established sensor technologies significantly benefits vehicle control and optimised material flow processes. Artificial intelligence has made perception-controlled robots a possibility, which will revolutionise intralogistics. The forum takes a look at the present, and what we can expect in future.
FF 2018 - Pieringer, LH, EN
Platforms in the world of commerce
Creating best practice in logistics processes
Chaired by: Matthias Pieringer, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, LOGISTIK HEUTE,
HUSS-VERLAG GmbH, Munich
Are you just a trader or are you already a platform? A crudely formulated question maybe. But it does describe a trend in the retail world which companies – whether they are the operators of a retail platform or their partners – have to face up to in these days of digitalisation. Due to platforms and the linking of sales channels, new claims are being staked in the world of commerce. In this forum specialists highlight aspects that operators and their partners should be aware of in order to be able to successfully design logistics processes for retail platforms.