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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Bohlmann, 3p, EN

Thursday,

10:00 -
11:30

Digital transformation culture

The VUCA world today and tomorrow

  • Deutsch
  • English
Hall 1
Forum A
  • Chaired by: Bettina Bohlmann, Business Psychologist, Managing Partner, 3p procurement branding GmbH, Cologne; Contributor at the conference EXCHAiNGE 2018

     

    What does a culture look like that can cope with increasingly accelerating processes and changes, high-level complexity and uncertainty? The 3p culture survey started in 2017 shows an urgent need to act within German companies in this context, including in the logistics and purchasing sectors. Bettina Bohlmann takes an expert interactive look, in EXCHAiNGE-Format, at the key words agility, resilience, transparency and knowledge management and takes a critical and practical perspective on the manager’s task and the task of initiator and driver of innovation processes.

     

FF 2018 - Jacobi, ECLR, EN

Thursday,

14:00 -
15:30

Innovations in logistics and their advent in practice

How the medium-sized logistics operation can keep pace in the race to innovate

  • Deutsch
  • English
Hall 1
Forum A
  • Chaired by: Dr. Christian Jacobi, EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr, Chairman of EffizienzCluster Management GmbH; Managing Director, agiplan GmbH, Mülheim 

     

    Start-ins, open innovation or cooperation in the experts’ network - there are countless ways of innovating. But which is the right way for a medium-sized business to go? And what does the route to product and service look like, and, what specifically is the right business model? What kind of a culture of innovation do companies need in the age of digitisation, and what should be their approach towards tradition and the status quo? In a specialist forum, medium-sized companies report on their experiences, their successes and the challenges they have faced in implementing logistics innovations.