Participants Meeting 2019

»Intelligently networked«: Participants discussed the future of logistics at the WMS industry meeting

Under the motto »warehouse logistics - Intelligently Networked«, company representatives from national and international WMS providers were given the opportunity to exchange information on current trends, new developments and innovations. On the 10th of October 2019, the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML hosted the eighteenth industry meeting for »Warehouse Management Systems« with a group of over 60 participants.

This year again, the varied and interesting program of the participants' meeting was characterized by diverse specialist lectures, innovation pitches and exciting discussion rounds. This year, special attention was paid to the topic of artificial intelligence in logistics.

The different opinions on this topic became particularly clear in the House of Commons Debate. In this format, the participants were able to position themselves on various theses on artificial intelligence and contribute their expert opinions to the debate.

The Fraunhofer IML presented an insight into current research topics with short pitches on subjects such as »Machine Learning in Robot Soccer«, »RIOTANA - Transparency through Real-Time Data Analytics« and »Intelligent, Infrastructureless Indoor Positioning with the Help of Machine Learning«.

In particular, the specialist exchange during the »World Café« received an extremely positive response from the participants. During these discussion rounds, topics such as »The Cloud in the WMS Environment« and »Warehouse IT within Silicon Economy« were discussed.

»In our industry, the annual WMS participants' meeting offers a special opportunity to network with the majority of the market participants and to exchange technical topics in workshops as well as getting to know innovations in a series of lectures.« Markus Müllerschön (viastore SOFTWARE GmbH)

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Kira Schmeltzpfenning & Björn Krämer

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