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Expert forums at LogiMAT Arena 2023, Stuttgart


May 30, 2023 - 11AM (CEST)

Run for talents: training to win?

Professional development strategies to address the shortage of skilled workers

In logistics, competition for the best minds is heating up. Good applicants have a choice and opt for the companies with the most attractive benefits. As their responsibilities constantly evolve, they count on ongoing professional development for the skills they need to play a role in shaping the future of logistics. That’s why professional development opportunities are right up there with financial incentives as a key factor in retaining new employees. Interdisciplinary formats that employees can complete alongside their employment are a particularly attractive strategy.

Moderated by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schulz, Director, Institute of Mechanical Handling and Logistics (IFT), University of Stuttgart

Talent management at Lidl: What is the role of professional development?

Dr.-Ing. Matthew Stinson, Logistik INT, Teamleader Intralogistics, Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG
Studying while working—opportunities and challenges
Michael Kratzert, MBE, Senior Consultant, L'ENGINEERS

Roundtable with:
Dr.-Ing. Matthew Stinson, Michael Kratzert and Silke Hartmann, Dipl.rer.com, Student Advising & Finances, University of Stuttgart


May 30, 2023 - 3PM (CEST)

Parallel worlds in logistics

Mobile robotics in the warehouse, transport and traffic on the road

This exciting panel discussion begins with a clarification of key terminology before exploring how the full potential of autonomous/automated vehicles can be unleashed by integrating them into fully automated, fully digital business processes.

A conversation on the parallels between intralogistics and public transportation follows. The existential question in all of this: Do we actually need autonomous functions—in warehouses and on the road.

Moderated by: Jan Kaulfuhs-Berger, editor in chief, Technische Logistik, HUSS-Medien GmbH

Panel discussion with:

Dr.-Ing. Günter Ullrich, Managing Partner, Forum-FTS GmbH; Head of VDI Technical Committee for AGVs
Dr.-Ing. Daniel Knopp, Sales Manager Automation, K. Hartwall Oy Ab
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner, Chair in Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich

June 1, 2023 - 11AM (CEST)

What’s next for mobile robotics?

VDI’s Technical Committee for AGVs gazes into the crystal ball

The initiative of VDI’s Technical Committee for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) on the future of mobile robotics is a distinguished panel of industry representatives pondering the future AGVs and AMRs. This expert forum offers insights into work that addresses the challenges of today. One focus is the use of mobile robotics outdoors, where there is tremendous growth potential, especially in the use of AGVs on site but outside enclosed structures. The forum presents three specific innovations that can be seen as milestones for outdoor AGV operations.

Moderated by: Dr.-Ing. Günter Ullrich, Managing Partner, Forum-FTS GmbH; Head of VDI Technical Committee for AGVs

Panel discussion with

Marco Bernstein, Head of Partner Management, ProLog Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Thomas Albrecht, Head of Autimated Guided Vehicles (AGV), Fraunhofer Institute of Material Flow and Logistics IML

June 1, 2023 - 3PM (CEST)

Flexibility at any price?

Does it make sense to invest in highly flexible logistics systems?

Volatile markets, product personalization, made-to-order production, and shorter production cycles are ratcheting up the pressure to adapt and redesign production systems. Innovative solutions are needed for more flexible logistics systems that can feed this type of production. How flexible do these systems need to be? Some companies are already investing in adaptable production and logistics systems to boost their competitiveness. Is this investment worth it? What degree of flexibility makes sense?

Moderated by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schulz, Director, Institute of Mechanical Handling and Logistics (IFT), University of Stuttgart

Research trends from flexible intralogistics
Markus Schröppel
,Assistant Institute Director, Institute of Mechanical Handling and Logistics, University of Stuttgart
The adaptable, variable factory of the future
Johann Soder
, Managing Director, SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG
Robotic warehouse systems: quickly implemented and highly flexible
Marco Gebhardt
, Managing Director, GEBHARDT Fördertechnik GmbH

June 6, 2023 - 11AM (CEST)

Supply Chain Resilience

From crisis to future management

The cascading crises of recent years have unmasked the vulnerability of global supply chains that had been streamlined for efficiency before the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s why supply chain managers have begun moving beyond sustainability and flexibility and focusing more on resilience. Supply chain resilience is also the focus of this expert forum. This is about more than just the kind of crisis management occupying many companies today, however. Experts from research and business offer presentations followed by a roundtable to look into the future of supply chain management.

Moderated by: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael Henke, Institute Director at Fraunhofer IML, Corporate Logistics Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at TU Dortmund University

Torsten Oldhues, Managing Director Operations, Havi Logistics Germany GmbH
Roland Rosen,
Principal Research Scientist for Modeling & Simulation, Siemens AG

June 6, 2023 - 3PM (CEST)

5G: Foundation of digital industry

Why a 5G campus network is a must for industry

The mobile communications and industry experts at BAYFU offer an exciting glimpse into 5G technology and how it can help businesses face the challenges of digital transformation. Attendees also get a field report from the Prinzhorn Group, which has already successfully deployed a 5G campus network.
This trade forum addresses the most urgent industry issues and explains how 5G campus networks can be a flexible, scalable, future-proof tool for raising critical operational technology apps to a new level.

Moderated by: Stefan Wimmer, Managing Partner, Bayerische Funknetz GmbH (BAYFU)

5G Campus: Foundation of digital industry
Stefan Wimmer, Managing Partner, Bayerische Funknetz GmbH (BAYFU)
5G campus in operation at the Prinzhorn Group—insights and experience
Michael Krumay, Head of Technology, Hamburger Containerboard of Prinzhorn Group

June 21, 2023 - 11AM (CEST)

Digital Supply Chain: Design and Optimization
Auto ID as an enabling technology

Production, supply chain, and logistics are at the very heart of the digital transformation process—with growing synergies. Systems of automatic identification (auto ID) are the foundation of this process and of the communication between people, machines, and objects. The key challenges here are integration with software systems, cloud connectivity (IoT/IIoT), and the accompanying security concerns. The AIM experts illustrate and explain how auto ID is facilitating this digital transformation toward the more efficient management and optimization of business processes.

Moderated by: Peter Altes, Director, AIM-D e. V and Thorsten Aha, editor in chief ident, Ident Verlag & Service GmbH

Value of RAIN RFID – The value of an easy to use identification technology goes beyond simply providing an item with an id
Lars Thuring, Senior Manager Strategy & Product Management, Logopak Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
Marking flexible space partitioning systems with NFC-Technology
Sebastian Grüttner, Business Development Manager, smart-TEC GmbH & Co. KG
Why do many companies still use recyclable containers or packaging that aren’t smart and IoT-ready?
Smart containers and packaging open the door to next-gen logistics

Frank Linti, Director Business Innovation, inotec Group

June 21, 2023 - 3PM (CEST)

WertstromDigital—The digital value stream method

Keeping a watchful eye on your performance and sustainability

Fraunhofer IPA is dedicated to taking the classic value stream method to the next level with digital tools. Data that is collected digitally and the value stream metrics it yields are often more accurate, up-to-date, and complete than the same data collected using clipboards and mean value estimation.

We are working to integrate digital data acquisition capabilities into the value stream methodology. In concrete terms, this means helping you leverage production data from the source to the visualized value stream indicator.

Moderated by: Michael Lickefett, Dipl.-Ing., Head of Department for Factory Planning and Production Management, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

The automation of the gemba walk (digital value stream analysis)
Markus Böhm, Dipl.-Ing.,Director of WertstromDigital, Fraunhofer IPA
The automation of the gemba walk (technical aspects)
Yannick Mayer, M.Sc., Research Assistant for Autonomous Production Optimization, Fraunhofer IPA

June 27, 2023 - 11AM (CEST)

Transport and shipping packaging

How to best leverage the benefits of sustainabilit

More and more consumers are demanding recyclable, environmentally friendly packaging. Logistics managers also reap economic and strategic advantages from low-impact or multi-use packaging, but many companies still find it challenging to truly leverage these benefits in their business operations. The LogiMAT trade forum “Transport and shipping packaging—How to best leverage the benefits of sustainability” looks at how manufacturers, retailers, and service providers can make sustainable packaging management a reality.

Moderated by: Sandra Lehmann, editor, LOGISTIK HEUTE, HUSS-VERLAG GmbH

Using analytics to optimize the flow of recyclables
Markus Weissenbäck, Head of Optimization Group, Supply Chain Services working group, Fraunhofer IIS
Added value for the customer—Sustainability. Performance. Scalability.
Dr. Michael Ott, Head of Logistics/Warehouse, van Eupen Logistik GmbH
HERMA InNo-Liner: Linerless labeling system—less waste, less expense, less hassle
Philipp Ott, Global Sales, Herma GmbH

June 27, 2023 - 3PM (CEST)

Intralogistics trends: launchpad or dead end?

Identify and leverage new trends

There is definitely no shortage of trends and new developments in intralogistics. Some address procedural and organizational issues, and some are technical solutions whose practicality and cost-effectiveness even the experts find difficult to assess.

The experts at the I.N. Forum delve into the following key questions:
What trends or innovations are actually sustainable?
What adds real value and what is just a waste of money?
What are more long-term concerns, and what might just be dead ends?

Moderated by: Dr. Jörg Pirron, Chair of the Intralogistics Network in Baden-Württemberg and Managing Director, PROTEMA Unternehmensberatung GmbH

The great tragedy of intralogistics – The destruction of a beautiful trend by the ugly face of data reality
Alexander Kopp, Team Leader and Manager, PROTEMA Unternehmensberatung GmbH
Integral planning as an enabler for the logistics and factory of the future
Mathias Stach, Associate Partner, Drees & Sommer SE

June 29, 2023 - 11AM (CEST)

Logistics projects with dynamic objectives and no personnel.Opportunities and limits of new automation trends in turbulent time

Logistics projects are becoming increasingly complex. New technologies are coming onto the market, innovative systems are taking root, and the palette of potential solutions is expanding. The challenges are taking on a new edge amid an ominous shortage of specialists. VDI is rolling out a guide for successful project management. This forum also examines what automation can contribute to robust, flexible, versatile solutions.

Moderated by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thorsten Schmidt, VDI-Society Production and Logistics (GPL) and holder of the Chair in Logistics Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden

The robot will handle that!
Pascal Fempel, Dipl.-Ing., Head of Software Sales & Consulting EMEA, Swisslog Logistics Automation
The right contact for every phase of the project and the right solution as the key to success
Dr. Lars Leiking, Director Sales Operations & Technical Account Management, Jungheinrich Logistiksysteme GmbH
The willingness for more digital transformation and automation is there—but what are the barriers?
Mathias Bös, Dipl.-Ing., Managing Director, SDZ GmbH
Insights from a project manager
Sebastian Schulte, Lead Projekt Manager, Otto Gmbh &Co. KG

June 29, 2023 - 3PM (CEST)

LogiMAT summit

Thought leaders on risks and opportunities for intralogistics

Intralogistics is a cornerstone in the effort to design efficient processes in the manufacturing, retail, and service sectors. But nothing can guarantee that everything always runs smoothly, of course. Energy crises, armed conflicts, material shortages, and the effects of pandemics are just some of the things that can quickly disrupt global supply chains. What risks and opportunities are emerging from the current state of intralogistics? The LogiMAT summit brings together thought leaders from the scientific and business communities to discuss this and other issues.

Moderated by: Matthias Pieringer, editor in chief, LOGISTIK HEUTE, HUSS-VERLAG GmbH

Panel discussion with:

Steffen Bersch, CEO, SSI SCHÄFER Gruppe
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner,
Chair in Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich
Gerald Hofer,
Andreas Krinninger,
member of the Board of Directors, KION GROUP AG and President, KION Industrial Trucks & Services EMEA
Christian Erlach,
member of the Board of Directors Sales, Jungheinrich AG

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