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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.

Opening and Awards ceremony

Tuesday,

09:30 -
10:30

Opening and Awards ceremony

FIRST HAND INTRALOGISTICS - Intelligent-Efficient-Innovative

  • Deutsch
  • English
Hall 1
Forum A
  • FIRST HAND INTRALOGISTICS
    Intelligent-Efficient-Innovative

    LogiMAT
    Official opening of the trade fair LogiMAT 2019
    by Michael Ruchty, Exhibition Director LogiMAT Stuttgart,
    EUROEXPO Messe- und Kongress-GmbH, Munich

     
  • Keynote lecture: Artificial intelligence. When will the machines take over?

     

    Keynote lecture: Prof. em. Dr. Klaus Mainzer, Mathematician and philosopher, founding director of the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) at the Technical University of Munich, international author

     

    He studies the foundations of machine learning, the opportunities it presents and its limitations. He also explores future perspectives for Germany and Europe in the global race towards digitalisation.

     
  • Awards ceremony – Best Product 2019

     

    Laudatio: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner, Chair of Material Handling Technology, Material Flow and Logistics, Technical University of Munich, Garching near 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 2019 - ten Hompel, F-IML, EN

Tuesday,

11:00 -
12:15

An algorithm for everything – except our future

Intralogistics with distributed artificial intelligence on the way to the platform economy

  • Deutsch
  • English
Hall 1
Forum A
  • Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel, Director of the Fraunhofer IML, Ordinary of FLW, Technical University of Dortmund

     

    The central hypothesis in times of artificial intelligence could be: All processes that can be described in algorithms will be – and that applies to all intralogistics processes. A new world is emerging in which algorithms negotiate, blockchains secure flows of money and goods, and artificial intelligence processes determine success in a coming economy of platforms. This route seems pre-programmed, because all the technology for it is already there: From the IoT device with 10-year battery life to networks (5G, NB IoT et al.) and highly scalable platforms where millions of users meet.

     

FF 2019 - Wittmann, ibi, EN

Tuesday,

11:00 -
12:15

The B2B e-commerce challenge

Balancing routine with innovation

  • Deutsch
Hall 2
Forum T
  • Chaired by: Dr. Georg Wittmann, Research Director,
    ibi research an der Universität Regensburg

     

    The German manufacturing and wholesale sectors have not escaped the onward advance of digitalisation. Experts anticipate that corporate procurement processes will continue to shift towards the internet. Anyone wishing to succeed in B2B e-commerce must however take certain factors into account which are rarely encountered in consumer transactions. Stimulating specialist lectures by experienced professionals report on the opportunities and the challenges of digital B2B and wholesale business. They demonstrate developments and changes resulting from the digitalisation of the supply chain. Illustrated practical talks will inform attendees of how their business model can benefit from e-commerce and what technical support is available to them.

     

FF 2019 - Lehmann, LH, EN

Tuesday,

11:30 -
12:45

Can packaging logistics be sustainable?

How packaging companies can optimise their process chain

  • Deutsch
Hall 4
Forum C
  • Chaired by: Sandra Lehmann, Editor, LOGISTIK HEUTE, HUSS-VERLAG GmbH, Munich

     

    Sustainability is the hot topic in the packaging sector. Driven by new packaging legislation and the planned EU prohibition on plastic waste, an increasing number of packaging companies and logistics service providers are being compelled to make their process chains more sustainable. There are already solutions on the market to help them, such as environmentally friendly materials and packaging processes, or improved methods of recycling. In this forum, experts from the worlds of business and academia explain how the packaging sector can profit from these innovations and how companies can tweak their systems.

     

FF 2019 - Jacobi, ECLR, EN

Tuesday,

13:00 -
14:15

Is automation taking over?

The opportunities and limitations of automation

  • Deutsch
Hall 3
Forum B
  • Chaired by: Dr. Christian Jacobi, Managing Director, EffizienzCluster Management GmbH, Managing Partner agiplan GmbH, Mülheim an der Ruhr

     

    Artificial intelligence, robotics or autonomisation: digitalisation continues to permeate the intralogistics sector. It offers new opportunities to further develop business models and analogue processes. What added value can digital innovations bring to small and medium-sized companies? How should new technologies best be implemented? When is automation worthwhile and what are its limitations?
    In this specialist forum, experts from the intralogistics sector report on their positive and negative experiences and on the new challenges presented by digital transformation.

     

FF 2019 - Altes, AIM, EN

Tuesday,

14:30 -
15:45

AutoID as a digital transformation enabler

Digitalising the supply chain and security

  • Deutsch
Hall 4
Forum C
  • Chaired by: Peter Altes, Managing Director, AIM-D e. V., Lampertheim

     

    Production, the supply chain and logistics are in a process of digital transformation and are becoming ever more closely intertwined. Automatic identification systems (AutoID) form the basis of this process and of communication between people, machines and objects. Integration with software systems, Cloud connectivity (IoT) – in particular security – present major challenges. AIM experts will demonstrate and explain to you the contribution of AutoID to digital transformation and thereby more efficient control and optimisation of company processes.

     

FF 2019 - Osterhoff, FTS, EN

Tuesday,

14:30 -
15:45

Successful driverless transport system projects

Specific assistance for indoor and outdoor applications

  • Deutsch
Hall 9
Forum E
  • Chaired by: Waldemar Osterhoff, Senior Consultant Forum-FTS GmbH, Voerde

     

    Driverless transport system projects are usually complex and demanding. Innovative technologies and experienced project management must be carefully combined. Specific guidance is provided on the simplified, well calculated planning of driverless transport systems for use in indoor and outdoor applications.
    The first lecture addresses meeting market demand after standardisation with a modular AGV system. The second lecture is concerned with the technical requirements for outdoor projects. The third lecture deals with the 10 key factors in successful driverless transport system projects.

     

FF 2019 - Fottner, fml, EN

Tuesday,

14:45 -
16:00

Tugger train 4.0 – Revolution or evolution?

Approaches to autonomous and flexible supply processes

  • Deutsch
  • English
Hall 1
Forum A
  • Chaired by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner, Chair of Material Handling Technology, Material Flow and Logistics,Technical University of Munich, Garching near Munich 

     

    Current research and development efforts focus on the automation and dynamic development of tugger train systems. The forum addresses different approaches and discusses their potential for the manufacturing logistics of tomorrow. The automatic loading and unloading of carrying units, the significance of integration within the smart logistics chain and dynamic route planning and control will be among the subjects of discussion. Both the commercial aspects and the effects on technical system design will be addressed.

     

FF 2019 - Miosga, BITKOM, EN

Tuesday,

14:45 -
16:00

Digitalisation brings transparency to commercial logistics

How digital technology optimises resources

  • Deutsch
Hall 2
Forum T
  • Chaired by: Julia Miosga, Head of Retail and Logistics, Bitkom e.V.

     

    In commercial logistics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, effective route management and tracking and tracing resources are supported, for example, by the strategic use of smart data. Transparency ensures on the one hand more information for the consumer but also improved personalised service to customers. In operational business within the company with its business partners, digital technologies also assist route optimisation, fleet maintenance, cost reduction, sustainability planning and they helps save raw materials and increase turnover.