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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.

Opening and Awards ceremony

Tuesday,

09:30 -
10:30

Opening and Awards ceremony

FIRST HAND INTRALOGISTICS - Digital-Connected-Innovative

  • Deutsch
  • English
Hall 1
Forum A
  • FIRST HAND INTRALOGISTICS
    Digital-Connected-Innovative

    LogiMAT
    Official opening of the trade fair LogiMAT 2018
    by Peter Kazander, Managing Director,
    EUROEXPO Messe- und Kongress-GmbH, Munich

     
  • Keynote lecture:
    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

Tuesday,

11:00 -
12:30

Real-time data-goldmine mastery

Narrow-band IoT, 5G and industrial data space in logistics

  • Deutsch
  • English
Hall 1
Forum A
  • 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

Tuesday,

11:00 -
12:30

B2B/e-commerce

Where is our journey taking us?

  • Deutsch
Hall 6
Forum T
  • 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

Tuesday,

14:30 -
16:00

People in digital intralogistics

People and robots working together

  • Deutsch
  • English
Hall 1
Forum A
  • 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

Tuesday,

14:30 -
16:00

Cognitive ergonomics: People 4.0 in logistics

Optimised collaboration between people and smart technologies

  • Deutsch
Hall 3
Forum B
  • 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

Tuesday,

14:30 -
16:00

Auto-ID technologies for logistics and automation

Use of innovative identification and data entry technologies

  • Deutsch
Hall 4
Forum C
  • 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

Tuesday,

14:30 -
16:00

DTS 4.0 optimised operating efficiency

State of the art, examples and outlook

  • Deutsch
Hall 9
Forum E
  • 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

Tuesday,

14:30 -
16:00

Clash of trends

What trends will affect the e-commerce sector of tomorrow?

  • Deutsch
Hall 6
Forum T
  • 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.