Digitization is having a major impact on logistics supply chains. The “Logistics 4.0 Experience Hub” at CeMAT will spotlight the supply chains of the future as well as the challenges facing the industry.
Running throughout the April 23-27, 2018 CeMAT event, this special showcase will include some 30 exhibitors showcasing the latest technology involving goods transport, incoming goods, production, warehousing, order picking, packing and outgoing goods.
Jungheinrich, for instance, will focus on order picking, while SMI Handling Systems will demonstrate product handling using vacuum technology, with Copal spotlighting products for unloading and palletizing container goods. Meanwhile, Pepperl+Fuchs will feature identification offerings and Unimax will showcase augmented reality. Apart from these product presentations, logistics providers will provide in-depth information at the Speakers’ Corner.
The Experience Hub will be supplemented by topic clusters highlighting the latest research findings, including drones, robotics and augmented reality.
2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Deutsche Messe AG, which was founded in 1947 with the staging of Germany’s first-ever Export Fair. Next year’s CeMAT will be co-located for the first time with HANNOVER MESSE.
A CeMAT Press release quotes Klaus Tersteegen, Managing Director of SSI Schäfer: "Virtually every sector of industry uses our intralogistics solutions. But industry remains a key focus. Based on the concepts surrounding Industry 4.0, this trend is sure to further progress and produce an even closer interconnectedness between logistics and production.”
According to an online World Economic Forum article, “Digitalization threatens to fundamentally disrupt logistics but could also help the industry reduce its inefficiencies and shrink its environmental impact. … Logistics has introduced digital innovations at a slower pace than some other industries.”