Trade Forums LogiMAT 2019
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 2019 - Haeffs, VDI, EN
Technical developments enable innovative, more efficient systems
Chaired by: Jean Haeffs, Managing Director, VDI-Gesellschaft Produktion und Logistik (GPL), Düsseldorf
Technical progress in areas such as sensor systems, image recognition algorithms, automated vehicles and communication is advancing rapidly. The performance of these components is improving continually and their prices are falling. Both aspects can open up new economic opportunities including in manufacturing logistics. The challenge of the future is to combine these components in a logical manner to create more efficient and more economical complete systems. In addition to questions of technical integration, new planning processes must be developed here that will meet these challenges.
FF 2019 - Kortschak, FHE, EN
Digital – fatal?
…or a turbo-boost for the warehouse?
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Dr. Bernd H. Kortschak, Chair, Business Administration and Logistics, Erfurt University of Applied Sciences
Industry 4.0, 5G, real-time communication, artificial intelligence, blockchain and algorithms, drones and robots – who is doing what in the warehouse – and why? What are the conditions that have to be met in order to make a success of digitising the warehouse? What functional requirements can be met more economically by digitalisation? Can we assess and even calculate these things yet? Come and find out the answers!
FF 2019 - Hülsmann, EffizienzCluster, EN
Digital technologies for better logistics processes
How startups and corporate startins are developing new ideas for new products
Chaired by: Thorsten Hülsmann, Managing Director, EffizienzCluster Management GmbH und Digital Hub Logistics, Dortmund
Digital teams within existing companies, known as startins, are using the latest digital technologies for the fast development of new products and validation by pilot customers. The key is to work as quickly and flexibly as possible. This often means operating like a startup or even specifically working with startups. The forum demonstrates by giving, in each case, a short pitch and subsequent discussion on how logistics digital hub startins and startups approach this challenge.
FF 2019 - Lickefett, F-IPA, EN
News from the smart factory
Using production data for artificial intelligence
Chaired by: Michael Lickefett, Head of Department and Eduardo Colangelo, Project Director, Factory Planning and Production Management, Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart
Production data is a rich resource and essential for anything from networking to artificial intelligence in factory operations. Two elements are vital in its effective application: The ‘digital shadow’ collects, consolidates and distributes all production data. And assistance systems apply the data from the digital shadow. In this forum we show the possible application scenarios
FF 2019 - Krupp, Uni Augsburg, EN
LogiPICs – a visual language to combat the labour deficit!
Employee integration by visual working instructions
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Michael Krupp, Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Hochschule Augsburg, Augsburg
In the “LogiPICs – Logistical Processes in Imagery” project, a universal interculturally understandable visual language has been developed and tested for non-mother-tongue German employees in the warehouse. This specialist forum will give an insight into the development work. Specific applications for the ‘LogiPICs’ visual language will also be presented. See and test the prototype LogiPICs system that has been developed specifically for use in warehouses and handling halls.
FF 2019 - Atzberger, EHI, EN
The robots are mobilising
Status and development perspectives for AI and robotics in logistics
Chaired by: Marco Atzberger, Member of the Management Board, EHI Retail Institute, Cologne
Customer service and logistics are currently spearheading the trend. We already anticipate that, in the not too distant future, facilities and processes significantly more complex and more valuable for business can thereby be mapped – whether it is inventory or shelf-clearance, the mobile shopping assistant or last-mile drone delivery. Pure players face a duel with omnichannel dealers: Outcome uncertain. So businesses once again have a major hurdle and challenge to overcome! What makes sense, what doesn´t?
FF 2019 - Henke, F-IML, Alurout EN
German-Chinese cooperation in logistics
Challenges and opportunities of joint logistics projects
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Michael Henke, Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, Dortmund,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner, Chair of Material Handling Technology, Material Flow and Logistics,Technical University of Munich, Garching near Munich
The objective of the ALUROUT research project is to build up and develop a German/Chinese alumni network in the sphere of logistics. This will promote the targeted exchange of knowledge between German and Chinese research institutions and industrial companies, the identification of areas of research and the initiation of research and industrial projects. The forum presents opportunities and challenges for collaboration between the two countries.
FF 2019 - Schlobach, RS Verlag, EN
The gigabit society: how well prepared are we?
First steps on the way to digitalisation & Industry 4.0
Chaired by: Hans-Joachim Schlobach, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, BUSINESS+LOGISTIC, RS Verlag GmbH
Everyone is talking about digitalisation and Industry 4.0, yet hardly anyone mentions the major challenges that not even the technicians know how to overcome. Considering the volatility of the developments themselves, the deficit of skilled labour and infrastructural problems, enormous challenges face society before the gigabit society and Industry 4.0 can become a reality. A group of opinion leaders from industry and science discuss the challenges and approaches to a solution for the achievement of the gigabit society and Industry 4.0.
FF 2019 - Ullrich, Forum FTS, EN
Innovative technologies for driverless transport systems
Promising developments for future mobile systems
Chaired by: Dr.-Ing. Günter Ullrich, Executive Partner, Forum-FTS, Voerde
The demands for the driverless transport systems of the future can only be met if new technologies are implemented. Three case studies are examined of major significance for future autonomous systems.
The first lecture will address focal issues of energy supply for AGVs, emphasising modern energy storage and charging procedures. The second lecture is about the use of artificial intelligence (AI). Both personal identification and gesture command are managed using neural networks. The third lecture will be about new flexible methods of vehicle tracking. Here for example floor surfaces can merely be scanned to calculate the precise position of an AGV.
FF 2019 - Hauth, IN-BW, EN
A serious game of logistics
Gamification – People and Industry 4.0 at play together
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
The induction period for new employees can be significantly shortened by taking a gaming-style approach. Could this inspire long-term motivation and thereby also productivity in monotonous activities? Can serious logistics be a game? What do such methods achieve in communicating Industry 4.0 concepts?
Learn how working life can become more like a game and the role that information technology has to play in it.
FF 2019 - Pieringer, LH, EN
Returns logistics: Making the most of returns
How to score with the right returns management
Chaired by: Matthias Pieringer, Editor-in-Chief, LOGISTIK HEUTE,
HUSS-VERLAG GmbH, Munich
Companies that do not engage with the topic of returns in online and omnichannel trading risk business success.
Through holistic returns management, however, retailers - or even the logistics service providers that work for them can – process returns in the best possible way and avoid them from the outset.
Experts from trade and logistics services report on current developments and explain how to score in logistics practice with the appropriate returns management.