Fraunhofer-Roundtable „Air Cargo 4.0“
Current topics on technologies and principles of "Industry 4.0" related to airfreight were presented
Industry 4.0 should not stop at airfreight, even though many of the previous industrial revolution topics such as integrated IT, automation or paperless processing have still been unfinished for many years. Therefore, on 7th December 2017, the Air Cargo Team of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML invited to a full-day roundtable "Air Cargo 4.0" at the House of Logistics & Mobility (HOLM) at Frankfurt Airport.
As part of this exclusive event, current practical and research topics on technologies and principles of "Industry 4.0" related to airfreight were presented and discussed with around 20 participants from around 15 companies such as airports, service providers and system suppliers of airfreight. After presenting a vision of the future of airfreight at the airport (Picture of the Future), Fraunhofer IML presented and demonstrated current developments in logistics, which may also be of interest to airfreight. During workshops with the participants, the future concepts and possible directions of development were discussed, assessed and prioritized together.
The event was rated very positively by all participants. In particular, the workshops with the industry experts provided the Fraunhofer Air Cargo Team with important information and insights for future research and development activities.