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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.

FF 2018 - Jörgl, F-IML, LH, EN

Wednesday,

10:00 -
11:30

Transport and handling – autonomous control and operation

What will affect material flows in the logistics of the future?

  • Deutsch
  • English
Hall 1
Forum A
  • Chaired by: Thilo Jörgl, Editor-in-Chief, LOGISTIK HEUTE, HUSS-VERLAG GmbH, Munich

     

    In future, physical material flows in logistics will increasingly be coordinated and controlled autonomously without human action. Even today, transports and some individual handling processes are carried out autonomously. The comprehensive move towards autonomy of processes in entire distribution centres represents the next step in the developments. Autonomous integration of all material flow processes requires a high level of adaptivity for the technologies involved. The Fraunhofer IML forum, held in cooperation with LOGISTIK HEUTE, presents the developments required and how users can prepare for such innovations.

     

FF 2018 - Altes, AIM, EN

Wednesday,

10:00 -
11:30

AutoID technologies for Logistics 4.0

Digitisation of material flow and logistics

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

     

    Production, material flow and logistics are being increasingly digitised and therefore are growing ever closer to one another. Automatic identification systems (AutoID) and intelligent sensors form the basis of this process and communication between people, machines and objects. Integration with the software systems, IT security and cloud connectivity (IoT) are central tasks. AIM experts will point out opportunities for digitisation based on AutoID technologies and for more efficient control and thereby optimisation of corporate processes as a whole and discuss for materials handling a new kind of material flow system with automatic handling for goods-to-person delivery.

     

FF 2018 - Schocke, Salt, EN

Wednesday,

10:00 -
11:30

Intelligent evaluation of sensor data using SAP

Greater transparency for your production and logistics processes

  • Deutsch
Hall 8
Forum D
  • Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Kai-Oliver Schocke, Professor for Production Management and Logistics, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

     

    In the context of a specialist forum, SICK AG and SALT Solutions AG will show, using project and application examples, how connected logistics will be able in future efficiently to link machine and process data using SAP systems and add-ons – completely without system discontinuities due to third-party systems. Simplifying human/machine interaction plays an important role in this, using intuitive and high-performance user interfaces.

     

FF 2018 - Wehking, IFT, IFT-Tag, EN

Wednesday,

10:00 -
16:00

IFT Day
Intralogistics – Future – Technology

New technologies in intralogistics

  • Deutsch
Hall 9
Forum E
  • 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 flexible manual order picking processes

    Manual order-picking systems offer a high level of flexibility at low investment costs. People are able to adapt quickly to dynamic, heterogeneous process contents and can divert to other functional areas of a company in the event of fluctuations in capacity requirements. For this reason, manual activities influence the order-picking processes in production and distribution logistics. With presentations from research and business, this sequence delivers specific, scientifically well founded approaches to the planning and optimisation of manual order-picking systems.

     

    11:30 – 12:30

    Efficiency due to smart production logistics

    Setting course for fractal matrix production from batch size 1

    When the product world is in a state of change, the logistics on which it relies must not stagnate. Individual, customised solutions ex works have made even batch size 1 a production reality. Intralogistics should not be a barrier but should be a forerunner of efficient production processes. The Institute for Materials Handling and Logistics has therefore developed a variable matrix production concept with a fractal material flow system and is currently testing this out in a pilot system with prototypes of a new generation of autonomous delivery, storage and handling machines.

     

    13:30 – 14:30

    Flexible and smart transport in production logistics

    Challenges and approaches from the ARENA2036 project

    In the context of the ARENA2036 project, the Institute for Materials Handling Technology and Logistics is researching new concepts of future production logistics and developing the components they require. In this sequence, in addition to the challenges inherent to such developments, approaches to a solution for them are also indicated. The focus lies on flexible material supplies using driverless transport systems, data delivery to smart load carriers and approaches to the tracking of these components in a versatile environment.

     

    15:00 – 16:00

    Simulation and visualisation in intralogistics

    Realistic simulation and experience of intralogistics processes

    Due to ever more powerful technologies, new opportunities are arising in the field of simulation and visualisation technology in intralogistics. In particular, innovative processors and graphics cards as well as continual developments in the sphere of virtual reality can assist logistics specialists with a range of different software programmes. Processes as well as factory or warehouse layouts can be tested out in advance and optimised. In addition to the necessary prerequisites, this sequence gives an overview of the opportunities and benefits of such new intralogistics options.

     

FF 2018 - Günther, ecommerce, EN

Wednesday,

10:00 -
11:30

The last mile: transport of the future

Why suppliers and dealers need new logistics concepts

  • Deutsch
Hall 6
Forum T
  • Chaired by: Vera Günther, Editor-in-Chief
    ecommerce magazine, Vaterstetten

     

    It is one of the greatest challenges that have to be faced by CEP services and mail-order companies within the supply chain. Door-to-door transport, i.e. the last mile before the customer can hold the goods in their hands is the one in which logistics costs tend to soar. The boom in e-commerce, the high proportion of individual deliveries, growing consumer demands for convenient delivery, and not least the increase in traffic volume, demand new delivery concepts. The forum shows what approaches already exist and what the transport of the future might look like.

     

FF 2018 - Vallee, VuP, EN

Wednesday,

14:00 -
15:30

Omnichannel retailing

What not only the fashion sector should know

  • Deutsch
Hall 6
Forum T
  • Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Franz Vallée, VuP GmbH,  TradeWorld Logo
    Scientific Director, Vallée und Partner, Consulting for Logistics & IT, Münster

     

    Customers today are using various channels through which to make their purchases. This brings them into contact with retailers and their brands through pre-sales, goods availability, advice, selection, payment, delivery, after-sales and returns. All these stages in the process have to be designed by the dealer in such a way that the customer does not change merchants. The channels have to be integrated with one another, high-performance warehouse and last-mile logistics must be organised, and IT too must play its part. The forum shows how all stakeholders can best approach a project.

     

FF 2018 - Schmidt, VDI, EN

Wednesday,

14:30 -
16:00

System acceptance

When it matters: impulses for successful project completion

  • Deutsch
  • English
Hall 1
Forum A
  • Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schmidt, Technical University of Dresden

     

    In the final phase of logistics projects, secure application of agreed availability guidelines, the meticulous implementation of a testing and transfer phase planned scrupulously in advance and a sure instinct are required. In the forum, the relevant guidelines will be considered, experiences from practical situations discussed and hints given for early successful planning of this critical project phase. As ever, unfortunately, the new problems are the same as the old. Here the forum aims to inspire unified system understanding and cooperative design of this decisive project phase.

     

FF 2018 - Kortschak, FHE, EN

Wednesday,

14:30 -
16:00

Economic warehouse positioning

Lean – but how?

  • Deutsch
Hall 3
Forum B
  • Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Dr. Bernd H. Kortschak, Chair in Department of Business Administration and Logistics, Erfurt University of Applied Sciences

     

    Nowadays, whenever a problem occurs, solutions tend to be sought in new IT, in any case in a new programme. In the process it is often overlooked that the cost profile of a new IT solution is characterised by high fixed costs in procurement but almost zero in use due to fringe costs. This means that IT has to be assessed from the perspective of benefit, while increased attention must be paid to the physical layout of the warehouse.
    Short and long-term spill over will be discussed in this series.

     

FF 2018 - Jansen, VVL, EN

Wednesday,

14:30 -
16:30

Material flows in the age of Industry 4.0

Logistics research for a digital future

  • Deutsch
Hall 4
Forum F
  • Chaired by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Jansen, Chairman, Organisation to Promote Innovative Processes in Logistics (VVL - Verein zur Förderung innovativer Verfahren in der logistics e.V.), Dortmund

     

    E-food packaging solutions, a smart collection point for old electrical devices, energy self-sufficient sensor systems for distribution chain status monitoring and a deposit container for the decentralised sorting of recycled glass are some of the issues currently being examined by Dortmund VVL e.V. Scientific support for these developments by R&D institutions such as VVL e.V. helps market participants in realising targeted further development and innovation. Selected results will be presented during the forum.