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High-ranking experts from industry and research will be talking about key themes and the latest trends in in-company logistics held in forums in the LogiMAT Arena.
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 2023 - Schulz, IFT-2, EN
Flexibility at any price?
Does it make sense to invest in highly flexible logistics systems?
Moderated by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schulz, Director, Institute of Mechanical Handling and Logistics (IFT), University of Stuttgart
Volatile markets, product personalization, made-to-order production, and shorter production cycles are ratcheting up the pressure to adapt and redesign production systems. Innovative solutions are needed for more flexible logistics systems that can feed this type of production. How flexible do these systems need to be? Some companies are already investing in adaptable production and logistics systems to boost their competitiveness. Is this investment worth it? What degree of flexibility makes sense?
Research trends from flexible intralogistics
Markus Schröppel,Assistant Institute Director, Institute of Mechanical Handling and Logistics, University of Stuttgart
The adaptable, variable factory of the future
Johann Soder, Managing Director, SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG
Robotic warehouse systems: quickly implemented and highly flexible
Marco Gebhardt, Managing Director, GEBHARDT Fördertechnik GmbH
FF 2023 - Henke, F-IML, EN
Supply Chain Resilience
From crisis to future management
Moderated by: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael Henke, Institute Director at Fraunhofer IML, Corporate Logistics Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at TU Dortmund University
The cascading crises of recent years have unmasked the vulnerability of global supply chains that had been streamlined for efficiency before the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s why supply chain managers have begun moving beyond sustainability and flexibility and focusing more on resilience. Supply chain resilience is also the focus of this expert forum. This is about more than just the kind of crisis management occupying many companies today, however. Experts from research and business offer presentations followed by a roundtable to look into the future of supply chain management.
Torsten Oldhues, Managing Director Operations, Havi Logistics Germany GmbH
Panel discussion with all presenters
FF 2023 - Ullrich, ForumFTS, EN
What’s next for mobile robotics?
VDI’s Technical Committee for AGVs gazes into the crystal ball
Moderated by: Dr.-Ing. Günter Ullrich, Managing Partner, Forum-FTS GmbH; Head of VDI Technical Committee for AGVs
The initiative of VDI’s Technical Committee for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) on the future of mobile robotics is a distinguished panel of industry representatives pondering the future AGVs and AMRs. This expert forum offers insights into work that addresses the challenges of today. One focus is the use of mobile robotics outdoors, where there is tremendous growth potential, especially in the use of AGVs on site but outside enclosed structures. The forum presents three specific innovations that can be seen as milestones for outdoor AGV operations.
Panel discussion with:
Dr.-Ing. Günter Ullrich
Marco Bernstein, Head of Partner Management, ProLog Automation GmbH & Co. KG Thomas Albrecht, Head of Autimated Guided Vehicles (AGV), Fraunhofer Institute of Material Flow and Logistics IML
FF 2023 - Schmidt, VDI, EN
Logistics projects with dynamic objectives and no personnel
Opportunities and limits of new automation trends in turbulent times
,Moderated by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thorsten Schmidt, VDI-Society Production and Logistics (GPL) and holder of the Chair in Logistics Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden
Logistics projects are becoming increasingly complex. New technologies are coming onto the market, innovative systems are taking root, and the palette of potential solutions is expanding. The challenges are taking on a new edge amid an ominous shortage of specialists. VDI is rolling out a guide for successful project management. This forum also examines what automation can contribute to robust, flexible, versatile solutions.
Introduction and moderation
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thorsten Schmidt
The robot will handle that!
Pascal Fempel, Dipl.-Ing., Head of Software Sales & Consulting EMEA, Swisslog Logistics Automation
The right contact for every phase of the project and the right solution as the key to success
Dr. Lars Leiking, Director Sales Operations & Technical Account Management, Jungheinrich Logistiksysteme GmbH
The willingness for more digital transformation and automation is there—but what are the barriers?
Mathias Bös, Dipl.-Ing., Managing Director, SDZ Gmb
Insights from a project manager
Sebastian Schulte, Lead Projekt Manager, Otto Gmbh &Co. KG
FF 2023 - Pieringer, LH, EN
Thought leaders on risks and opportunities for intralogistics
Moderated by: Matthias Pieringer, editor in chief, LOGISTIK HEUTE, HUSS-VERLAG GmbH
Intralogistics is a cornerstone in the effort to design efficient processes in the manufacturing, retail, and service sectors. But nothing can guarantee that everything always runs smoothly, of course. Energy crises, armed conflicts, material shortages, and the effects of pandemics are just some of the things that can quickly disrupt global supply chains. What risks and opportunities are emerging from the current state of intralogistics? The LogiMAT summit brings together thought leaders from the scientific and business communities to discuss this and other issues.
Panel discussion with:
Steffen Bersch, CEO, SSI SCHÄFER Gruppe Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner, Chair in Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich Gerald Hofer, CEO, KNAPP AG Andreas Krinninger, member of the Board of Directors, KION GROUP AG and President, KION Industrial Trucks & Services EMEA Christian Erlach, member of the Board of Directors Sales, Jungheinrich AG