Conference

Material Handling & Intralogistics Solutions

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Your benefits

  • Become acquainted with new innovative business models in intralogistics.
  • Be there when experienced board members discuss digitisation in the panel.
  • Listen to interesting keynotes of Google or Toyota Material Handling.
  • Exchange views with international experts from the USA, Asia and Europe.
  • Attend the evening event with further networking possibilities.
Material Handling & Intralogistics Solutions Conference

The “Material Handling & Intralogistics Solutions” conference addresses the current developments and changes in the industrial truck and intralogistics industry. It focuses on current issues such as digitisation, Connectivity, automation, e-commerce or data management. The event offers the participants a unique exchange with international experts from Europe, USA and Asia. By presenting specific examples, you will learn how to prepare for the digital transformation in intralogistics.

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Program of the Conference

1st day: November 15, 2016

09:00

Registration & welcome coffee

10:00

Chair’s welcome and opening address

Mats Lindell, Director Logistics Solutions, Toyota Material Handling
Deutschland GmbH, Isernhagen, Germany

10:10

Keynote 

General Trends have specific Consequences
in Material Handling

  • Trends in society, technology, demography and others
  • Effects on the material handling industry
  • Enablers for answering the new needs
  • Consequential effects

Johannes Pieter Herman van Leeuwen, ME M.Sc., Executive Vice President
Region Central Europe Service & Logistics Solutions, Management, Toyota
Material Handling Europe, Brussels, Belgium

I. Telematics & Connectivity

10:40

Taking Telematics into the next Level of Fleet Management

  • Total cost of ownership based on data reporting
  • Integrating telemetry solutions
  • Fleet management beyond telemetry
  • Customer focused management within an independent dealer network

Francois Serfontein, Vice President, Aftermarket & Marketing, Co-Speaker:
Ingmar Schoemacher, Fleet Business Manager, All: Hyster-Yale Group, Frimley, UK

11:10

Forklift Telematics and Analytics – An unbeatable
Combination for Safety and Savings

  • Telematics track forklift safety and productivity
  • Data collected create industry and enterprise benchmarks
  • By monitoring KPIs upon installation customers can ensure return on
    investment is achieved
  • Ensuring accurate and consistent data from all manufacturers and vehicle
    types

Kenneth Ehrman, B.S. Industrial Engineering, CEO, Corporate, I.D.
Systems Inc., Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, USA, Co-Speaker: Ute Filippone,
Business Manager EMEA & UK, I.D. Systems, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

11:40

Data and Connectivity – Delivering Visibility and Safety to
Warehouse Operations

  • The use of location aware technology
  • Improving shop floor safety alerts and alarms
  • Management information to drive pro-active safety improvements
  • Enhancing the warehouse management system

Tim Young, B.Sc. Mathematics, Director of Vero Solutions, Vero, Harland
Simon PLC, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

12:10

Lunch

13:30

System Solutions enable the smart Factory

  • How to start to achieve a smart factory
  • Difference between automation and autonomous systems
  • Series autonomous truck as a team player
  • Connectivity: Digitization leads to holistic fleet management approach

Christian Fischer, M.Sc., Director International Product Management
Business & Automation Solutions, Marketing, STILL GmbH, Hamburg,
Germany

14:00

Keynote

Potentials of Data & Connectivity –
A Google Perspective

  • The importance of data
  • How Google handles the amount of data it is facing and what we have
    learned
  • Outlook: Potential and why Data analytics is a must for all industries

Jens Bussmann, Cloud Platform Lead, Cloud Platform Global, Google
Germany, Munich, Germany

II. Pragmatics and Future Visions in Intralogistics

14:30

Toyota Production System – The Origin of LEAN

  • Key Concepts of Toyota Production System (TPS)
  • Applications of TPS in Toyota Material Handling Europe
  • How TPS will affect your leadership behaviour
  • How to be successful and sustainable in your TPS/LEAN implementation

Pär Forsell, B.Sc., Toyota Production System Manager, Sales Development &
Support, Toyota Material Handling Europe, Mjölby, Sweden

15:00

How Wearables and customizable Apps will define the
Future of Intralogistics and Operations

  • What classifies a wearable device?
  • The current landscape of wearables
  • Where do wearables fit in at work?
  • Let‘s talk software: The customization approach

Manuel Will, B.A., Head of Marketing, iTiZZiMO AG, Würzburg, Germany

15:30

Networking & coffee break

16:00

Smart digital Services for Industrial Trucks

  • Intelligence for shop floor and management
  • Guarantee for more data security within network operations
  • Open new fields of operation potentials
  • Together for efficiency and safety
  • New business models by partnerships

Dipl.-Ing. Alec Essati, CEO, Zeno Track GmbH – a Member of the Bosch
Group, Vienna, Austria

III. Energy Concepts

16:30

Requirements for Energy Storage Systems for Industrial Trucks

  • Comparison of technologies
  • Li-Ion vs. lead-acid
  • Specifications and requirements on traction batteries
  • Efficiency-related issues (e.g. synthetic discharge cycle)

Dr. Bernhard Riegel, R&D Director, Research & Development, HOPPECKE
Batterien GmbH & Co. KG, Brilon, Germany

17:00

An automotive Perspective: Energy Management and
Automation in the Age of Connectivity

  • Connectivity as key enabler for productivity improvements
  • Current Volkswagen automation projects
  • How to cope with challenges such as ergonomics and ageing of the workforce
  • Future road to energy Management

Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Becker, Technical Planner, Fuelcell, Automation and
Industrial Vehicles, Volkswagen AG – Werk Emden, Germany

17:30

Propulsion Technology Systems for Electrical Powered
Forklift Trucks – A Perspective on TCO

  • Fundamentals of electric propulsion technologies for forklift trucks (leadacid,
    li-Ion, fuel cell)
  • Advantages and drawbacks for intralogistics applications
  • Total cost of ownership – A comparison

Dominik Leuzinger, M.Sc., Product Manager Intralogistic, Perfect Charging –
Product Management, Co-Speaker: Dr. Ewald Wahlmüller, Research and
Development, Teamleader Hydrogen Solutions, all: Fronius International
GmbH, Wels, Austria

18:00

End of conference day one

Get-together

At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed
and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants
and Speakers.

2nd day: November 16, 2016

09:00

Increasing the Efficiency of Intralogistics by using
innovative Energy Solutions

  • Technical details of lithium titanate oxide (LTO) technology/chemistry
  • Safety advantages
  • Differentiators and comparison with conventional technologies
  • Total cost of ownership
  • Reference cases e.g. Delhaize

Jeroen Herman, M.Sc., Business Development Manager, Co-Speaker:
Antti Väryrynen, Lic. Sc. (Tech), Vice President, Mobile Storage Systems,
All: Leclanché. Turnhout, Belgium

09:30

Optimization of Energy Consumption at Material Handling
with intelligent Li-ION Batteries

  • Li-Ion batteries for material handling applications
  • Energy consumption improvements
  • Sustainability aspects
  • Economic data improvements

Detlef Hasenfuss, Director Marketing, Alelion Batteries AB, Mölndal, Sweden

10:00

Panel Discussion 

Material Handling in the Age of the
Digital Transformation

  • Challenges and opportunities of e-commerce
  • The rise of the industrial internet of things

Moderator:

Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Kratz, M.Sc., Managing Director, EMA GmbH –
Executive Management Advisors, Fichtelberg, Germany

Panelists:

Martin Hiscox, Board Director, Dematic, Kewill and LS Retail, Hiscox
Ventures, UK
Peter Sprigg, Managing Director, Helge Nyberg AB, Ulricehamn, Sweden
Johannes Pieter Herman van Leeuwen, ME M.Sc., Executive Vice President
Region Central Europe Service & Logistics Solutions, Management, Toyota
Material Handling Europe, Brussels, Belgium
Michael Löhr, Managing Director, tiramizoo GmbH, München, Germany

11:30

Networking & coffee break

IV: Automation Solutions

12:00

The connected Warehouse – A modular and scalable Solution
to hybrid Warehouses combining manual and automated Transports

  • Introduction – How to redefine automation
    Explanation of the 80/20 rule
  • The importance of data
  • Simplicity as a key element

Yves Gazin, M.Sc., Strategic Solutions Manager, Egemin Automation,
Zwijndrecht, Belgium

12:30

Keynote

A Chinese Perspective of Automation and Manufacturing

  • HANGCHA development
  • Utilization of intelligence and digitization in different field
  • The HANGCHA intelligent path
  • Difficulties and forecast of realization of intelligent manufacturing

Haihua Ren, M.Sc., Deputy Chief Economist, Co-Speaker: Isa Hua Zhang,
Marketing Dept. Manager, All:HANGCHA GROUP CO., LTD., Hangzhou, China

13:00

Lunch

14:30

Structural Barriers to Automation Investment in China

  • The politics of made in China 2025
  • Hype vs. understanding in Chinese markets
  • Infrastructure readiness by automation use case and sector
  • Success cases and background factors
  • Making the business case for automation in China

Erik Walenza-Slabe, MBA, CEO, Operations, IoT ONE Inc., Shanghai, China

15:00

Automation from a Safety Perspective: The Increase of
Safety with 3D Camera Detection

  • Sensors and further technical concepts
  • Frontal detection
  • In-rack pallet detection
  • In rack empty volume detection

Dipl.-Ing. Pascal Rialland, Vice President Marketing, Co-Speaker: Vincent
Rebaud, Chief R&D Engineer, All: Balyo, Moissy-Cramayel, France

15:30

Disruptive Technology: Scaling Automation Growth with
flexible Robotics

  • How incremental, scalable, flexible automation works with today’s
    competitive market
  • How the new norm of customization, seasonal changes, shorter product
    life cycles, smaller production runs, and volume mix affect productivity
  • Why disruptive technology can mitigate capital risks
  • Why automation should grow naturally, scaling to an enterprise solution
  • Case Study: Jaguar Land Rover

Peter Bak, M. Sc. EE, Business Development Executive – Europe, Sales,
Seegrid, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

16:00

Automation of Industrial Trucks for flexible Industrial
Applications

  • Efficient and flexible automation of in-house transports is a key to
    increased productivity
  • Automation and flexibility is no contradiction
  • Use of latest technology offers new applications in production and
    warehousing
  • Three AGV projects in more Detail

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Albrecht, Head of AGV Systems, Machines and Facilities,
Fraunhofer Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik, Dortmund, Germany

16:30

Conference chair’s closing remarks

16:45

End of conference

Program show

The virtual world of Intralogistics

Also in the material handling and intralogistics industry, the rise of the Internet of Things leads to the fact that new issues such as e-commerce and telematics become the focus of attention. Those wishing to be successful in the future should factor these issues into their future planning.

Inform yourself at the “Material Handling & Intralogistics Solutions” conference about the disruptors in intralogistics and learn how to manage disruption successfully. New developments such as connectivity not only create new innovative prospects, but also challenges, which have to be discussed from the perspective of users and manufacturers. Data security is in this context an important topic. To that end, the “Material Handling & Intralogistics Solutions” conference also offers an opportunity.

Your advantages:

  • Become acquainted with new innovative business models in intralogistics.
  • Be there when experienced board members discuss digitisation in the panel.
  • Listen to interesting keynotes of Google or Toyota Material Handling.
  • Exchange views with international experts from the USA, Asia and Europe.
  • Attend the evening event with further networking possibilities.

    These issues are on the agenda

    The “Material Handling & Intralogistics Solutions” conference deals with the following main topics:

    • Telematics and Fleet Management
    • Energy Concepts
    • Automation Solutions
    • E-commerce
    • Internet of Things & Connectivity
    • Applications and future Visions in Intralogistics

    The target group of the conference

    The innovative “Material Handling & Intralogistics Solutions” event is especially interesting for manufacturers of industrial trucks as well as intralogistics solutions. However, it also addresses central suppliers and OEMs as well as other major users, e.g. from the food industry, logistics companies and at ports and airports.

    Use the opportunity to network and exchange

    The “Material Handling & Intralogistics Solutions” conference offers you comprehensive information, competent exchange and concrete examples for dealing with digitisationand networking in intralogistics. Secure yourself a place now. When booking together with the workshop "Dynamic tugger train routing", you also benefit from the reduced combined price.