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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.

FF 2018 - Bohlmann, 3p, EN

Thursday,

10:00 -
11:30

Digital transformation culture

The VUCA world today and tomorrow

  • Deutsch
  • English
Hall 1
Forum A
  • 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

Thursday,

10:00 -
11:30

Indoor localisation: A key to Industry 4.0

What can be found where? Smart practices in interior spaces

  • Deutsch
Hall 3
Forum B
  • 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

Thursday,

10:00 -
11:30

Packaging Logistics 4.0

Smart cartons – not your basic box

  • Deutsch
Hall 4
Forum C
  • 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

Thursday,

10:00 -
11:30

Digital logistics tools

How industry 4.0 techniques and concepts will change logistics

  • Deutsch
Hall 8
Forum D
  • 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

Thursday,

10:00 -
11:30

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?

  • Deutsch
Hall 9
Forum E
  • 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

Thursday,

10:00 -
11:30

Retail Logistics 4.0 – taking stock!

Examples and experiences in digital trade logistics

  • Deutsch
Hall 6
Forum T
  • Chaired by: Dr. Volker Lange, Head of Department of Packaging and Retail Logistics, TradeWorld Logo
    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

Thursday,

14:00 -
15:30

Innovations in logistics and their advent in practice

How the medium-sized logistics operation can keep pace in the race to innovate

  • Deutsch
  • English
Hall 1
Forum A
  • 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

Thursday,

14:00 -
15:30

Health and motivation: success factor in the warehouse?!

Boosting motivation for specialist and auxiliary staff in the warehouse

  • Deutsch
Hall 3
Forum B
  • 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

Thursday,

14:00 -
15:30

Human resources development 4.1: Gamification and job rotation?

Concepts for attractive, future-capable jobs in logistics

  • Deutsch
Hall 4
Forum C
  • 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

Thursday,

14:00 -
15:30

Components in intelligent mobile robotics

The special significance of consolidated sensor systems

  • Deutsch
Hall 9
Forum E
  • 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

Thursday,

14:00 -
15:30

Platforms in the world of commerce

Creating best practice in logistics processes

  • Deutsch
Hall 6
Forum T
  • Chaired by: Matthias Pieringer, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, LOGISTIK HEUTE,  TradeWorld Logo
    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.