Material Handling & Intralogistics Solutions

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  • 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.

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:

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    Program of the Conference

    1st day: November 15, 2016


    Registration & welcome coffee


    Chair’s welcome and opening address

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



    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


    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


    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

    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


    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




    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,



    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
    • 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


    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


    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


    Networking & coffee break


    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


    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


    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


    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


    End of conference day one


    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


    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


    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


    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


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


    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


    Networking & coffee break

    IV: Automation Solutions


    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



    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




    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


    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


    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


    Automation of Industrial Trucks for flexible Industrial

    • 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
    • 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


    Conference chair’s closing remarks


    End of conference

    • 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.

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