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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 - Kretschmer, F-IML, EN

Tuesday,

14:30 -
16:00

Cognitive ergonomics: People 4.0 in logistics

Optimised collaboration between people and smart technologies

  • Deutsch
Hall 3
Forum B
  • Chaired by: Dr. Veronika Kretschmer, Consulting psychology and ergonomics, Intralogistics and IT Planning department, Fraunhofer-Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik IML, Dortmund


    The range of technology is constantly expanding as digitisation progresses. The optimal use of smart technologies and the associated changes in IT operating requirements are presenting companies with new challenges. Whether a technical device will provide real assistance, will fit in with the work processes or the workforce structure can be evaluated with the help of cognitive and ergonomic criteria. The forum provides exemplary insights into the evaluation of the interaction between humans and technology and into the smart use of various forms of computer technology in practice.

     

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 - Schmitt, IN BW, EN

Thursday,

10:00 -
11:30

Indoor localisation: A key to Industry 4.0

What can be found where? Smart practices in interior spaces

  • 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

    Indoor localisation in the warehouse is a significant part of Industry 4.0 solutions. Productivity increases, higher quality, safety at work and cost optimisation are essential objectives that can be achieved by the smart use of indoor localisation technologies. In real-time tracking systems major progress is taking place. What are the current techniques? What are the requirements for indoor localisation systems? What are the characteristics of the successful examples?

     

FF 2018 - Wrobel, Uni Augsburg, EN

Thursday,

14:00 -
15:30

Health and motivation: success factor in the warehouse?!

Boosting motivation for specialist and auxiliary staff in the warehouse

  • Deutsch
Hall 3
Forum B
  • Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Heiko Wrobel, Head of the B2B wholesale division at the Fraunhofer SCS, Nuremberg

    High-performance logistics processes depend on motivated, healthy members of staff. The incentives to increase motivation are currently primarily monetary. Logisticians do not currently have available any ‘methodology toolbox’ that can help establish non-monetary, health-promoting and motivational measures in the context of industrial warehouse employees. The objective is to stabilise the physical health of employees involved in logistical processes in the warehouse and to increase their motivation. This should improve the quality and efficiency of warehouse processes as well as innovative strength.