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Managing complexity and ensuring supply – The Internet of Things in Logistics

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/19/2012 (All day)
Place: 
Brussels, Belgium

Managing complexity and ensuring supply – The Internet of Things in Logistics

Logistics connect the virtual world of the internet with the physical world of goods. One of the key challenges in logistics is the synchronization of movement of freight
and goods with the flow of digital information. Electronic shopping, individual mobility and manufacturing is heavily dependent on logistics. The systems and networks are getting more complex each day.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most important future topics of the European Union and describes the connection of real-world objects with each other and the internet. The topic becomes even more important when
extending this approach to self-control and self-configuration aspects, which introduce new and innovative methods for industrial applications, including manufacturing and logistics.

The connection of these two worlds, logistics and the IoT, has already helped handling the complexity of logistics. Autonomous vehicles, intelligent boxes and smart objects
are interacting with each other without external control and can organize things independently. They show that the IoT is already a working part of daily life in the logistics sector. The combination of the IoT with the Internet of Services and Cloud Computing is the next necessary step and will strengthen the European position in the logistics market even more. The overall goal is the development of new logistics systems, solutions and algorithms to increase efficiency and ensure the integrity of urban and industrial supply chains.

To achieve this goal North Rhine-Westphalia provides an outstanding network of clusters which involves both industrial and research partners and is focused on Dortmund. Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics together with TU Dortmund University are key partners in the Effizienzcluster and the LogistikCampus.