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Logistics research in Dortmund is carried out at numerous different institutes and facilities. The Center of Excellence Logistics and IT offers all scientists a platform for interdisciplinary exchange. However, the community at the Center of Excellence is not only aimed at employees at scientific institutions, it is for all the stakeholders who are interested in excellent logistics research and who want to make a contribution to it themselves.
Discussions about research and results with a series of workshops.
Inter-organizational use of all service facilities.
Conferences and congresses
Participation in national and international events.
Partnerships at strategic and operational level.
Series of publications
Images of the future of logistics, recorded in a special series of publications.
Summer School für Promovierende der Logistik.
News and events
In the research clan "Machine Learning (ML)", researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML), the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering (ISST) and the Chairs of Materials Handling and Warehousing (FLW) and Corporate Logistics (LFO) at the TU Dortmund University have joined forces to develop cross-organizational formats for ML use in logistics applications. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) This has resulted in a workshop format that is particularly aimed at companies and researchers who want to enter the ML topic area and have little or no previous knowledge.
The use of artificial intelligence and machine learning has been intensively discussed in logistics for some time. First application examples have been published, but the discussion is dominated by consultants, associations and...
The Graduate School of Logistics (GSofLog), an excellence feature of the Center of Excellence, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. While numerous events in the coming weeks unfortunately had to be cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus, the editorial series "The Ten" on the Internet currently offers plenty of reading material for researchers, doctoral candidates and company representatives. Under the motto "Practice Meets Science", the latest articles deal with business models in the age of digitalisation.
Dortmund, February 2020 - Transfer of innovative ideas, models and projects in focus - Networking scientific institutions, bringing together the competencies of different actors: The Center of Excellence Logistics and IT can continue the successful work of the first funding phase from 2016 to 2019. One focus of the work of the Center of Excellence in the second funding phase until the end of this year is now on the transfer from research to economy.
Industry 4.0 Showroom: Professional Advancement Agency and University Occupational Safety and Health get ideas
On 18 February, the Center of Excellence Logistics and IT received the Dortmund Professional Advancement Agency and the Department of Occupational, Environmental and Health Protection of the TU Dortmund University at the Fraunhofer IML. The professional advancement centre Dortmund is a supra-regional service
provider for engage in the vocational rehabilitation of adults with disabilities.
Smart Devices are used in picking as Pick-by-Vision or Pick-by-Voice for instructions to provide information on the item and storage location exactly when the order picker needs it. The factor of cognitive ergonomics is extremely important here: The information should be displayed in the same way as the person can best process it mentally in order to avoid frustration.
Employees from the Clan “Cognitive Ergonomics” of the Center of Excellence compare the performance of test participants in a simulated picking task in the laboratory. The test participants walk or stand on a treadmill, receive instructions for solving mental tasks via the headset or data glasses and react by pressing a button on joysticks.
Cognitive ergonomics in logistics
The increasing digitalization in intralogistics is accompanied by changes in picking jobs. The aim is to analyse the stresses caused by these changes in order to optimise them in terms of a human-centred, ergonomic design for the employee.
Challenges of Human-Technology Interaction in Intralogistics
Technical progress leads to more flexible, dynamic processes whose complexity increases immensely. Human with their versatile abilities will continue to be an essential component of these systems. However, new forms of human-technology interaction are needed. Technology systems must adapt dynamically to people in order to make optimum use of the strengths of both sides.
Paradigm shift in the planning and control of value creation networks
In increasingly complex value creation networks, decisions will have to be made faster and more soundly in the future. In the course of this it is indispensable to develop new methods for decision support. Against the background of the paradigm shift towards industry 4.0, the planning and control of such networks will benefit greatly from approaches to modelling and simulation.
Importance of data in the age of digitalization
The growing importance of data as a resource in the creation of hybrid or purely digital business models is constantly presenting companies with new challenges. Enterprises must be supported by a holistic and scientifically based view from modelling to architecture and use of concrete technologies.