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.
Opening and Awards ceremony
Opening and Awards ceremony
FIRST HAND INTRALOGISTICS - Intelligent-Efficient-Innovative
FIRST HAND INTRALOGISTICS
Official opening of the trade fair LogiMAT 2019
by Michael Ruchty, Exhibition Director LogiMAT Stuttgart,
EUROEXPO Messe- und Kongress-GmbH, Munich
Keynote lecture: Artificial intelligence. When will the machines take over?
Keynote lecture: Prof. em. Dr. Klaus Mainzer, Mathematician and philosopher, founding director of the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) at the Technical University of Munich, international author
He studies the foundations of machine learning, the opportunities it presents and its limitations. He also explores future perspectives for Germany and Europe in the global race towards digitalisation.
Awards ceremony – Best Product 2019
Laudatio: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner, Chair of Material Handling Technology, Material Flow and Logistics, Technical University of Munich, Garching near 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 2019 - ten Hompel, F-IML, EN
An algorithm for everything – except our future
Intralogistics with distributed artificial intelligence on the way to the platform economy
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel, Director of the Fraunhofer IML, Ordinary of FLW, Technical University of Dortmund
The central hypothesis in times of artificial intelligence could be: All processes that can be described in algorithms will be – and that applies to all intralogistics processes. A new world is emerging in which algorithms negotiate, blockchains secure flows of money and goods, and artificial intelligence processes determine success in a coming economy of platforms. This route seems pre-programmed, because all the technology for it is already there: From the IoT device with 10-year battery life to networks (5G, NB IoT et al.) and highly scalable platforms where millions of users meet.
FF 2019 - Wittmann, ibi, EN
The B2B e-commerce challenge
Balancing routine with innovation
Chaired by: Dr. Georg Wittmann, Research Director,
ibi research an der Universität Regensburg
The German manufacturing and wholesale sectors have not escaped the onward advance of digitalisation. Experts anticipate that corporate procurement processes will continue to shift towards the internet. Anyone wishing to succeed in B2B e-commerce must however take certain factors into account which are rarely encountered in consumer transactions. Stimulating specialist lectures by experienced professionals report on the opportunities and the challenges of digital B2B and wholesale business. They demonstrate developments and changes resulting from the digitalisation of the supply chain. Illustrated practical talks will inform attendees of how their business model can benefit from e-commerce and what technical support is available to them.
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 - Jacobi, ECLR, EN
Is automation taking over?
The opportunities and limitations of automation
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 - 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 - Osterhoff, FTS, EN
Successful driverless transport system projects
Specific assistance for indoor and outdoor applications
Chaired by: Waldemar Osterhoff, Senior Consultant Forum-FTS GmbH, Voerde
Driverless transport system projects are usually complex and demanding. Innovative technologies and experienced project management must be carefully combined. Specific guidance is provided on the simplified, well calculated planning of driverless transport systems for use in indoor and outdoor applications.
The first lecture addresses meeting market demand after standardisation with a modular AGV system. The second lecture is concerned with the technical requirements for outdoor projects. The third lecture deals with the 10 key factors in successful driverless transport system projects.
FF 2019 - Fottner, fml, EN
Tugger train 4.0 – Revolution or evolution?
Approaches to autonomous and flexible supply processes
Chaired by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner, Chair of Material Handling Technology, Material Flow and Logistics,Technical University of Munich, Garching near Munich
Current research and development efforts focus on the automation and dynamic development of tugger train systems. The forum addresses different approaches and discusses their potential for the manufacturing logistics of tomorrow. The automatic loading and unloading of carrying units, the significance of integration within the smart logistics chain and dynamic route planning and control will be among the subjects of discussion. Both the commercial aspects and the effects on technical system design will be addressed.
FF 2019 - Miosga, BITKOM, EN
Digitalisation brings transparency to commercial logistics
How digital technology optimises resources
Chaired by: Julia Miosga, Head of Retail and Logistics, Bitkom e.V.
In commercial logistics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, effective route management and tracking and tracing resources are supported, for example, by the strategic use of smart data. Transparency ensures on the one hand more information for the consumer but also improved personalised service to customers. In operational business within the company with its business partners, digital technologies also assist route optimisation, fleet maintenance, cost reduction, sustainability planning and they helps save raw materials and increase turnover.
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 - Wehking, IFT, IFT-Tag, EN
Intralogistics – Future – Technology
New technologies in intralogistics
Chaired by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Karl-Heinz Wehking, Head of the Institute of Mechanical Handling and Logistics, University of Stuttgart
10:00 – 11:00
Excellence in manual order picking
Designing efficient and versatile manual order picking processes
Manual order picking systems offer a high level of flexibility at low investment costs. Humans are able to adapt quickly to dynamic, diverse process content and can branch out into other functional areas of a business in the event of fluctuations in capacity demand. That is why manual activities are a part of the commissioning processes in production and distribution logistics. This sequence, with lectures by academics and business professionals, delivers specific research-based approaches to the planning and the optimisation of manual order picking systems.
11:30 – 12:30
Reaction not anticipation! – Material flow for lot size 1
Supply mesh for adaptable production
If the product world is changing, the logistics supporting it cannot stagnate. Individual and-customer-specific ex works solutions have made lot size 1 a reality even in mass production. Intralogistics therefore should not be a barrier here, it should pioneer flexible and transformable production processes. Efficiency in material supply processes however must not end at the factory gate, but is also a factor in fast-response supplies from the logistics warehouse and from suppliers.
13:30 – 14:30
Connected and secure – concepts for the production facilities of the future
Theoretical and practical concepts
Integrated, decentralised control systems and new safeguarding concepts will take on increasing importance in future production sites. From various research projects, concept case studies in the sectors of integration, control and security are illustrated, from theory through to practice, and approaches to solutions to meet current challenges are presented. The series provides, among other things, an insight into the research project ARENA2036 and shows the emphasis on IFT there.
15:00 – 16:00
Intelligent use of energy at the logistics centre
IFT Day meets the intralogistics network in Baden-Württemberg e.V.
Are logistics centres fit to provide flexibility for power networks, to use renewable energies and integrate electromobility?
These are the questions that preoccupy the special Baden-Württemberg IFT and intralogistics network series with the presentation of industrial and research-oriented approaches to solution-finding such as that of the Baden-Württemberg environment ministry-funded research project FELSeN.
FF 2019 - Becker, IFH, EN
B2B commerce in the age of the platform
Which B2B models can survive in the age of the digital platform?
Chaired by: Gero Becker, Senior Projektmanager, ECC Köln, IFH Köln GmbH
Conventional B2B models, with the aggregation of supply and demand as their value proposition and revenues consisting entirely of trade margins will find things increasingly difficult in the age of the digital platform. Digital platforms are simply better and more cheaply able to ensure efficient market mechanisms. For multi-channel suppliers, therefore, it is becoming increasingly crucial to stand out from the simple business model by providing additional services. The forum shows what B2B suppliers have to take into account in order to remain relevant to the customer journey in future.
FF 2019 - Bohlmann, 3p, EN
Start-IN – Transforming traditional corporate cultures
Supply chain organisations are efficient, agile and disruptive
Chaired by: Bettina Bohlmann, Start-In Guide, 3p procurement branding GmbH, Düsseldorf; Contributor to the Supply Chain Summit EXCHAiNGE 2019
Many supply chain organisations focus exclusively on efficiency and the ability to optimise. This can have a fatal effect when change is fast paced. Even if the core business is designed on lean management principles, organisational units are still also needed that have the structure and mindset of a start-up and which focus entirely on (disruptive) innovation. Instead of formalisation, hierarchy and structuring, the units that focus on cross-cultural ‘research and experimentation’ are more likely to be described as informal, autonomous and risk-tolerant.
FF 2019 - Schmitt, IN BW, EN
Stay fit for longer with the exoskeleton?
A personal motor performance check
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 - 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 - Schocke, Salt, EN
Step by step towards Industry 4.0
Integration of disparate technical environments with SAP
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Kai-Oliver Schocke, Professor for Production Management and Logistics, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
The evaluation of sensor data enables efficient process control and optimisation on the shop floor and perfectly timed supply with the necessary semi-finished products and raw materials. Yet few firms are able to upgrade their machine pools all at one go as well as linking them to automatic parts picking. We use a case study to show how an existing disparate technical environment can be gradually adapted to modern Industry 4.0 production control standards using SAP ME including production logistics and the active shaping of the transformation process.
FF 2019 - Vallee, VuP, EN
From fulfilment to omnichannel business
Getting business going, step by step
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Franz Vallée, Scientific Director, VuP GmbH, Vallée und Partner, Logistics & IT Consulting, Münster
At every relevant stage in the process – pre-sales, goods availability, consulting, selection, payment, delivery, after-sales service or returns – traders must provide a consistent and seamless sales and customer experience. Every point of contact must be designed in such a way as to ensure that the customer does not switch to a different merchant and that a consistently high standard of comfort, speed and transparency is met. What does this mean for material and information flows? How can expedient demand forecasts be made and how should stocks be planned? Should new technologies or service providers be considered?
FF 2019 - Haeffs, VDI, EN
Technical developments enable innovative, more efficient systems
Chaired by: Jean Haeffs, Managing Director, VDI-Gesellschaft Produktion und Logistik (GPL), Düsseldorf
Technical progress in areas such as sensor systems, image recognition algorithms, automated vehicles and communication is advancing rapidly. The performance of these components is improving continually and their prices are falling. Both aspects can open up new economic opportunities including in manufacturing logistics. The challenge of the future is to combine these components in a logical manner to create more efficient and more economical complete systems. In addition to questions of technical integration, new planning processes must be developed here that will meet these challenges.
FF 2019 - Kortschak, FHE, EN
Digital – fatal?
…or a turbo-boost for the warehouse?
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!
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 - Lickefett, F-IPA, EN
News from the smart factory
Using production data for artificial intelligence
Chaired by: Michael Lickefett, Head of Department and Eduardo Colangelo, Project Director, Factory Planning and Production Management, Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart
Production data is a rich resource and essential for anything from networking to artificial intelligence in factory operations. Two elements are vital in its effective application: The ‘digital shadow’ collects, consolidates and distributes all production data. And assistance systems apply the data from the digital shadow. In this forum we show the possible application scenarios
FF 2019 - Krupp, Uni Augsburg, EN
LogiPICs – a visual language to combat the labour deficit!
Employee integration by visual working instructions
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Michael Krupp, Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Hochschule Augsburg, Augsburg
In the “LogiPICs – Logistical Processes in Imagery” project, a universal interculturally understandable visual language has been developed and tested for non-mother-tongue German employees in the warehouse. This specialist forum will give an insight into the development work. Specific applications for the ‘LogiPICs’ visual language will also be presented. See and test the prototype LogiPICs system that has been developed specifically for use in warehouses and handling halls.
FF 2019 - Atzberger, EHI, EN
The robots are mobilising
Status and development perspectives for AI and robotics in logistics
Chaired by: Marco Atzberger, Member of the Management Board, EHI Retail Institute, Cologne
Customer service and logistics are currently spearheading the trend. We already anticipate that, in the not too distant future, facilities and processes significantly more complex and more valuable for business can thereby be mapped – whether it is inventory or shelf-clearance, the mobile shopping assistant or last-mile drone delivery. Pure players face a duel with omnichannel dealers: Outcome uncertain. So businesses once again have a major hurdle and challenge to overcome! What makes sense, what doesn´t?
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 - Schlobach, RS Verlag, EN
The gigabit society: how well prepared are we?
First steps on the way to digitalisation & Industry 4.0
Chaired by: Hans-Joachim Schlobach, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, BUSINESS+LOGISTIC, RS Verlag GmbH
Everyone is talking about digitalisation and Industry 4.0, yet hardly anyone mentions the major challenges that not even the technicians know how to overcome. Considering the volatility of the developments themselves, the deficit of skilled labour and infrastructural problems, enormous challenges face society before the gigabit society and Industry 4.0 can become a reality. A group of opinion leaders from industry and science discuss the challenges and approaches to a solution for the achievement of the gigabit society and Industry 4.0.
FF 2019 - Ullrich, Forum FTS, EN
Innovative technologies for driverless transport systems
Promising developments for future mobile systems
Chaired by: Dr.-Ing. Günter Ullrich, Executive Partner, Forum-FTS, Voerde
The demands for the driverless transport systems of the future can only be met if new technologies are implemented. Three case studies are examined of major significance for future autonomous systems.
The first lecture will address focal issues of energy supply for AGVs, emphasising modern energy storage and charging procedures. The second lecture is about the use of artificial intelligence (AI). Both personal identification and gesture command are managed using neural networks. The third lecture will be about new flexible methods of vehicle tracking. Here for example floor surfaces can merely be scanned to calculate the precise position of an AGV.
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.
FF 2019 - Pieringer, LH, EN
Returns logistics: Making the most of returns
How to score with the right returns management
Chaired by: Matthias Pieringer, Editor-in-Chief, LOGISTIK HEUTE,
HUSS-VERLAG GmbH, Munich
Companies that do not engage with the topic of returns in online and omnichannel trading risk business success.
Through holistic returns management, however, retailers - or even the logistics service providers that work for them can – process returns in the best possible way and avoid them from the outset.
Experts from trade and logistics services report on current developments and explain how to score in logistics practice with the appropriate returns management.