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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 - Jacobi, ECLR, EN

Tuesday,

13:00 -
14:15

Is automation taking over?

The opportunities and limitations of automation

  • Deutsch
Hall 3
Forum B
  • Chaired by: Dr. Christian Jacobi, Managing Director, EffizienzCluster Management GmbH, Managing Partner agiplan GmbH, Mülheim an der Ruhr

     

    Artificial intelligence, robotics or autonomisation: digitalisation continues to permeate the intralogistics sector. It offers new opportunities to further develop business models and analogue processes. What added value can digital innovations bring to small and medium-sized companies? How should new technologies best be implemented? When is automation worthwhile and what are its limitations?
    In this specialist forum, experts from the intralogistics sector report on their positive and negative experiences and on the new challenges presented by digital transformation.

     

FF 2019 - Schmitt, IN BW, EN

Wednesday,

14:30 -
15:45

Stay fit for longer with the exoskeleton?

A personal motor performance check

  • Deutsch
Hall 3
Forum B
  • Chaired by: Dr.-Ing. Klaus Schmitt, Member of the Board of Directors at Intralogistik-Netzwerk in Baden-Württemberg e.V. and identification systems product manager in the systems sector for Pepperl + Fuchs GmbH

    Human/machine combinations are linked to expectations of increasing the physical performance of people or at least of protecting people from overexertion and exhaustion. There are many physical aids to lifting and load-carrying on the market. Some work with sophisticated mechanical systems. Others are motor-assisted and a third type combines similar systems with other functions. How far have the developments come? How powerful are the systems? What developments are expected for the near future? Come with your questions and ask the experts!

     

FF 2019 - Kortschak, FHE, EN

Thursday,

10:00 -
11:15

Digital – fatal?

…or a turbo-boost for the warehouse?

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

     

    Industry 4.0, 5G, real-time communication, artificial intelligence, blockchain and algorithms, drones and robots – who is doing what in the warehouse – and why? What are the conditions that have to be met in order to make a success of digitising the warehouse? What functional requirements can be met more economically by digitalisation? Can we assess and even calculate these things yet? Come and find out the answers!