Automatic guided vehicles that optimize their own routes. Warehouses that automatically recognize missing inventory and order refills in real time. Systems that develop into complete service providers, thanks to innovative IT. CeMAT 2016 brings all the fascinating trends in intralogistics together at the same time and place.
The future belongs to the Smart Factor – but only after perfectly integrated logistics processes create the necessary preconditions. This makes the intelligent control of inventory flows an absolute must.
Manufacturers, dealers, service providers: All of these are on the lookout for new technologies and ideas. And CeMAT is the only place that brings together groundbreaking solutions for the entire supply chain – under the keynote heading of ”Smart Supply Chain Solutions”.
”Logistics 4.0 introduces such key new technologies as the Internet of Things, the Cloud and Big Data to logistics processes. Great potential for process optimization and new business models.”
– Dr. Uwe Kubach, Vice President for IoT Enablement, SAP SE and a member of the CeMAT Executive Committee
A key focus in 2016 will be on IT, which represents the common connection between all the fields involved in highly automated logistics. As a result, CeMAT is an absolute must – for IT specialists as well as for production managers and top executives across the world who want to obtain a complete overview of today’s market and discover the building blocks for the factories of tomorrow.
The lead theme for CeMAT 2016 is Smart Supply Chain Solutions. In other words, the show will highlight the pivotal role of logistics in today’s increasingly digitized and integrated industrial value chains. Dr. Andreas Gruchow, a member of the Managing Board of Deutsche Messe, explains:
”Logistics is growing in importance because accuracy and flexibility of supply are fundamental to the growing Industry 4.0 trend. Soon, all parts containers, racks, materials handling and transport systems and even the materials themselves will need to be intelligent so that they can communicate with their surroundings and with machines and robots in downstream and upstream production and assembly processes. And this, precisely, is the focus of the upcoming CeMAT with its lead theme of Smart Supply Chain Solutions. The show will present automation and integrated control solutions for tomorrow’s intelligent, digital logistics processes. The scope will extend far beyond mere logistics optimization solutions because the digitization trend is revolutionizing entire value chains and creating completely new business models. CeMAT has a vitally important role to play in this revolution because it is the only trade fair that provides a global perspective on the technology trends involved.”