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 - Aha, ident, EN
Auto-ID applications in logistics
Identification and data collection as an underlying technology for industry 4.0
Chaired by: Thorsten Aha, Editor-in-Chief, ident, Ident Verlag & Service GmbH, Dortmund
The identification experts’ forum ‘Auto-ID Applications in Logistics’ is concerned with the technology that underlies digitalisation and logistics. In practical lectures, the application of technologies such as RFID, NFC, barcodes, mobile IT and labelling is presented and discussed. Flexible solutions and innovative technologies are essential to survival in the current market and to meet the full range of customer requirements. In particular for small and medium-sized companies, consistent implementation of digitalisation in logistics is an enormous challenge. To illustrate a variety of ways into Logistics 4.0, the application of technologies such as RFID, NFC, barcodes, mobile IT and labelling are presented and discussed in these practical talks.
FF 2019 - 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 versatile manual order picking processes
Manual order picking systems offer a high level of flexibility at low investment costs. Humans are able to adapt quickly to dynamic, diverse process content and can branch out into other functional areas of a business in the event of fluctuations in capacity demand. That is why manual activities are a part of the commissioning processes in production and distribution logistics. This sequence, with lectures by academics and business professionals, delivers specific research-based approaches to the planning and the optimisation of manual order picking systems.
11:30 – 12:30
Reaction not anticipation! – Material flow for lot size 1
Supply mesh for adaptable production
If the product world is changing, the logistics supporting it cannot stagnate. Individual and-customer-specific ex works solutions have made lot size 1 a reality even in mass production. Intralogistics therefore should not be a barrier here, it should pioneer flexible and transformable production processes. Efficiency in material supply processes however must not end at the factory gate, but is also a factor in fast-response supplies from the logistics warehouse and from suppliers.
13:30 – 14:30
Connected and secure – concepts for the production facilities of the future
Theoretical and practical concepts
Integrated, decentralised control systems and new safeguarding concepts will take on increasing importance in future production sites. From various research projects, concept case studies in the sectors of integration, control and security are illustrated, from theory through to practice, and approaches to solutions to meet current challenges are presented. The series provides, among other things, an insight into the research project ARENA2036 and shows the emphasis on IFT there.
15:00 – 16:00
Intelligent use of energy at the logistics centre
IFT Day meets the intralogistics network in Baden-Württemberg e.V.
Are logistics centres fit to provide flexibility for power networks, to use renewable energies and integrate electromobility?
These are the questions that preoccupy the special Baden-Württemberg IFT and intralogistics network series with the presentation of industrial and research-oriented approaches to solution-finding such as that of the Baden-Württemberg environment ministry-funded research project FELSeN.
FF 2019 - Becker, IFH, EN
B2B commerce in the age of the platform
Which B2B models can survive in the age of the digital platform?
Chaired by: Gero Becker, Senior Projektmanager, ECC Köln, IFH Köln GmbH
Conventional B2B models, with the aggregation of supply and demand as their value proposition and revenues consisting entirely of trade margins will find things increasingly difficult in the age of the digital platform. Digital platforms are simply better and more cheaply able to ensure efficient market mechanisms. For multi-channel suppliers, therefore, it is becoming increasingly crucial to stand out from the simple business model by providing additional services. The forum shows what B2B suppliers have to take into account in order to remain relevant to the customer journey in future.
FF 2019 - Bohlmann, 3p, EN
Start-IN – Transforming traditional corporate cultures
Supply chain organisations are efficient, agile and disruptive
Chaired by: Bettina Bohlmann, Start-In Guide, 3p procurement branding GmbH, Düsseldorf; Contributor to the Supply Chain Summit EXCHAiNGE 2019
Many supply chain organisations focus exclusively on efficiency and the ability to optimise. This can have a fatal effect when change is fast paced. Even if the core business is designed on lean management principles, organisational units are still also needed that have the structure and mindset of a start-up and which focus entirely on (disruptive) innovation. Instead of formalisation, hierarchy and structuring, the units that focus on cross-cultural ‘research and experimentation’ are more likely to be described as informal, autonomous and risk-tolerant.
FF 2019 - Schmitt, IN BW, EN
Stay fit for longer with the exoskeleton?
A personal motor performance check
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
Human/machine combinations are linked to expectations of increasing the physical performance of people or at least of protecting people from overexertion and exhaustion. There are many physical aids to lifting and load-carrying on the market. Some work with sophisticated mechanical systems. Others are motor-assisted and a third type combines similar systems with other functions. How far have the developments come? How powerful are the systems? What developments are expected for the near future? Come with your questions and ask the experts!
FF 2019 - Jansen, VVL, EN
Packaging logistics 4.0 good to go
Smart tools and innovative solutions
Chaired by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Jansen, CEO of VVL e. V., Dortmund
Sensor-equipped food packaging, energy harvesting and auto-ID solutions for the entire supply chain or the opportunity for the additional production of transport packaging and load carriers are some of the issues which are the current focus of attention at VVL e. V. in Dortmund. Scientific support for such developments by R&D institutions such as VVL e. V. assists market operators in implementing more goal-oriented ongoing and new developments. Selected companies and project managers present their results in the context of the forum.
FF 2019 - Schocke, Salt, EN
Step by step towards Industry 4.0
Integration of disparate technical environments with SAP
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Kai-Oliver Schocke, Professor for Production Management and Logistics, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
The evaluation of sensor data enables efficient process control and optimisation on the shop floor and perfectly timed supply with the necessary semi-finished products and raw materials. Yet few firms are able to upgrade their machine pools all at one go as well as linking them to automatic parts picking. We use a case study to show how an existing disparate technical environment can be gradually adapted to modern Industry 4.0 production control standards using SAP ME including production logistics and the active shaping of the transformation process.
FF 2019 - Vallee, VuP, EN
From fulfilment to omnichannel business
Getting business going, step by step
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Franz Vallée, Scientific Director, VuP GmbH, Vallée und Partner, Logistics & IT Consulting, Münster
At every relevant stage in the process – pre-sales, goods availability, consulting, selection, payment, delivery, after-sales service or returns – traders must provide a consistent and seamless sales and customer experience. Every point of contact must be designed in such a way as to ensure that the customer does not switch to a different merchant and that a consistently high standard of comfort, speed and transparency is met. What does this mean for material and information flows? How can expedient demand forecasts be made and how should stocks be planned? Should new technologies or service providers be considered?