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 - Lehmann, LH, EN
Can packaging logistics be sustainable?
How packaging companies can optimise their process chain
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 - Altes, AIM, EN
AutoID as a digital transformation enabler
Digitalising the supply chain and security
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 - 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 - 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 - Hülsmann, EffizienzCluster, EN
Digital technologies for better logistics processes
How startups and corporate startins are developing new ideas for new products
Chaired by: Thorsten Hülsmann, Managing Director, EffizienzCluster Management GmbH und Digital Hub Logistics, Dortmund
Digital teams within existing companies, known as startins, are using the latest digital technologies for the fast development of new products and validation by pilot customers. The key is to work as quickly and flexibly as possible. This often means operating like a startup or even specifically working with startups. The forum demonstrates by giving, in each case, a short pitch and subsequent discussion on how logistics digital hub startins and startups approach this challenge.
FF 2019 - Henke, F-IML, Alurout EN
German-Chinese cooperation in logistics
Challenges and opportunities of joint logistics projects
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Michael Henke, Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, Dortmund,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner, Chair of Material Handling Technology, Material Flow and Logistics,Technical University of Munich, Garching near Munich
The objective of the ALUROUT research project is to build up and develop a German/Chinese alumni network in the sphere of logistics. This will promote the targeted exchange of knowledge between German and Chinese research institutions and industrial companies, the identification of areas of research and the initiation of research and industrial projects. The forum presents opportunities and challenges for collaboration between the two countries.
FF 2019 - Hauth, IN-BW, EN
A serious game of logistics
Gamification – People and Industry 4.0 at play together
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Michael Hauth, Chairman, Intralogistik-Netzwerk in Baden-Württemberg e.V.; Professor of Logistics and Purchasing and Head of MSc. Industrial Engineering, University of Mannheim
The induction period for new employees can be significantly shortened by taking a gaming-style approach. Could this inspire long-term motivation and thereby also productivity in monotonous activities? Can serious logistics be a game? What do such methods achieve in communicating Industry 4.0 concepts?
Learn how working life can become more like a game and the role that information technology has to play in it.