36th Dortmund Talks – Future Congress Logistics
(a not entirely unemotional follow-up)
New specialist department Automated Guided Vehicles elects board
1st Members' Meeting of the new specialist department +++ 22 companies already active
Berlin becomes logistics hotspot again
35th International Supply Chain Conference in Berlin +++ 17 to 19 October 2018 +++ Motto: Digitalization meets Reality +++ Special conditions for VDMA members


(a not entirely unemotional follow-up)
35th International Supply Chain Conference in Berlin +++ 17 to 19 October 2018 +++ Motto: Digitalization meets Reality +++ Special conditions for VDMA members
Students, watch out!
Once a year, the Association asks its member companies about their Industrie 4.0 level. The aim is to find out to what extent connectivity and digitisation are already anchored in the companies' products and production processes. We discussed the current results with Professor Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner from the Chair for Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics (fml) at the Technical University of Munich.
Internet of Things, Digital Twin, Predictive Maintenance – just three buzzwords currently to be found in the Industrie 4.0 context that stand for a high level of connectivity. The gap that is left when M2M communication is not possible or profitable with classic cellular networks, DSL, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth could now be closed with a new wireless solution called Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT). We discussed the possibilities of NB-IoT in an interview with Dominik Schnieders, Program Manager NB-IoT at Deutsche Telekom, one of the providers for NB-IoT.
For the first time in the history of CeMAT in China, the trade fair occupied all five halls of the W-wing of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in Shanghai. Around 60,000 square metres of exhibition space, 619 exhibitors from 21 countries and more than 98,700 visitors on the four days of the fair, are the results presented by CeMAT ASIA after closing its doors.
Report from the 14th general meeting of the Cranes and Lifting Equipment department +++ Members elected new members of the board and decided to found a new strategy team for standardisation.
The new Recommendation is the only guideline who provides a detailed calculation approach for cycle time calculation for automated vehicle storage and retrieval systems.
Modern high performance fibres ropes (HPFR) offer very attractive technical properties for mobile cranes, however, there are some points crane operators need to consider when switching from wire to fibre ropes. The newly published FEM guideline is the first guidance document to extensively cover the design and safe use of HPFR on mobile cranes, including also the running rope on multilayer drums for hoisting purposes.
The Fraunhofer-Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik IML announced this year's "Zukunftskongress Logistik – 35. Dortmunder Gespräche" under the motto of "Social Networked Industry – Humans and Machines are partners in Logistics 4.0". The idea behind this is that man and machine will in the future work together, share information, and communicate with each other in networks. Therefore, the focus of the future plenum on the first day of the congress was on blockchain, service provision and technology.
Publication of the FEM guideline “Energy Consumption – Calculation and Measurement Methods of Material Handling Equipment and Intralogistics Systems” and presentation of results at the General Assembly of the FEM product group Intralogistic Systems on 5 October 2017 in Brussels.
Blockchains are currently one of the topics said to have great potential for changing the whole supply chain. We spoke about possibilities and limits with Dr. Johannes Hinckeldeyn, senior engineer at the Institute for Technical Logistics at the Technical University of Hamburg. He is mainly involved with IT aspects of logistics, such as simulation, software engineering and IT security. Blockchains are a trend and key technology at the focus of research activities. Among others, his work looks at devising smart contracts with Ethereum and at the development of decentralised apps.
"International Forklift Truck of the Year" becomes "International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year" Award +++ Applications start September 1 with new categories +++ New IFOY seal "Best in Intralogistics".
Ralph Krogmann, Jungheinrich AG will be awarded for his work in ISO standardization with the ISO Excellence Award.
Since it was founded in 2005, the IFL has successfully launched or implemented already 35 research projects. The total amount of funds made available for the projects in this period has meanwhile grown to an impressive 7.4 million Euro.
Updated Commission Noise Guide
Publication of Supplementing Legislation for Exhaust Limits Stage V
On February 7, 2017, the Board of the Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association elected Dr. Klaus-Dieter Rosenbach as Chairman of the Board for the next four years. He is a member of the Managing Board of Jungheinrich AG, in charge of the Logistics System Division. In this interview, he talks about his plans for his term in office.
Wilfried Neuhaus-Galladé hands over the office of chairman of the board of directors of the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association to Klaus-Dieter Rosenbach.
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Virtuell um die Ecke schauen
Ohne Intralogistik funktioniert keine Fabrik, ohne modernste intralogistische Systeme kann Industrie 4.0 in der Produktion nicht gelingen. Fahrerlose Transportsysteme sorgen in immer mehr Unternehmen selbstständig dafür, dass die richtigen Dinge zum richtigen Zeitpunkt am richtigen Platz sind. Am Flughafen ebenso wie beim Versandhändler – oder in einer großen Dortmunder Brauerei.