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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 - Wittmann, ibi, EN

Tuesday,

11:00 -
12:30

B2B/e-commerce

Where is our journey taking us?

  • Deutsch
Hall 6
Forum T
  • Chaired by: Mailin Schmelter, Senior Projektmanagerin,
    Mittelstand 4.0-Agentur Handel/IFH Köln /
    Dr. Georg Wittmann
    , Research Director,
    Mittelstand 4.0-Agentur Handel/ibi research an der Universität Regensburg

     

     

     

    Not even wholesale and industrial business-to-business trade has escaped digitisation in Germany. In future, experts expect a further shift towards the internet in corporate procurement processes. Anyone who wants to succeed in B2B online trading must however take into account some issues that are barely known in the sphere of business to consumers. Speakers experienced in B2B will provide lively reports detailing the dos and don’ts of the transition to digital. Discuss with these speakers the challenges en route into the digital age!

     

FF 2018 - Ulbricht, Händlerbund, EN

Tuesday,

14:30 -
16:00

Clash of trends

What trends will affect the e-commerce sector of tomorrow?

  • Deutsch
Hall 6
Forum T
  • Chaired by: Franziska Ulbricht,
    Press Spokeswoman, Händlerbund, Leipzig

     

    It is specifically due to new technologies and developments that e-commerce is growing so successfully. Trends such as same-day delivery, voice commerce or chatbots, cross channel, platform services and instant payment are the driving force behind new business models in the dynamic e-commerce sector.
    But what trends are affecting the needs of medium-sized e-commerce operations? Where are the weak points? What innovations have been lacking in the sector until now? We will compare a few trends with one another and have them assessed by logistics and e-commerce experts.

     

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 - Lange, F-IML, EN

Thursday,

10:00 -
11:30

Retail Logistics 4.0 – taking stock!

Examples and experiences in digital trade logistics

  • Deutsch
Hall 6
Forum T
  • Chaired by: Dr. Volker Lange, Head of Department of Packaging and Retail Logistics, TradeWorld Logo
    Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML), Dortmund

     

    Industry 4.0 and digitisation have been around for a while in commerce. It’s time to take stock of the situation. How far has the change progressed? What technologies are now in use? What mobile applications are already in use in retail logistics? What changes are imminent and what can we expect in the near future? And what will ultimately be the consequences for logistics and packaging? Learn more about all these things in exciting experts‘ talks, and discuss the logistical challenges with us.

     

FF 2018 - Pieringer, LH, EN

Thursday,

14:00 -
15:30

Platforms in the world of commerce

Creating best practice in logistics processes

  • Deutsch
Hall 6
Forum T
  • Chaired by: Matthias Pieringer, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, LOGISTIK HEUTE,  TradeWorld Logo
    HUSS-VERLAG GmbH, Munich  

     

    Are you just a trader or are you already a platform? A crudely formulated question maybe. But it does describe a trend in the retail world which companies – whether they are the operators of a retail platform or their partners – have to face up to in these days of digitalisation. Due to platforms and the linking of sales channels, new claims are being staked in the world of commerce. In this forum specialists highlight aspects that operators and their partners should be aware of in order to be able to successfully design logistics processes for retail platforms.