July 2018: Sino-German Logistics Forum and first Alumni Meeting in Shanghai
On July 31, 2018 the ALUROUT alumni met for their first event in Shanghai. Prof. Michael Henke, director of the Fraunhofer IML in the field of enterprise logistics, opened the forum with a lecture on the management of industry 4.0 along the supply chain and possible effects on the industry. In a further lecture, trends and scenarios of future supply chains were reported on and how to deal with them. The forum was complemented by two practical presentations from industry on the topics of robot applications and logistics system solutions in China.
In the following panel discussion, moderated by Prof. Dianjun Fang (CDHK & Fraunhofer IML), differences and similarities of the strategies "Made in China 2025" and "Industry 4.0" as well as experiences with German-Chinese collaborations were exchanged.
Finally, a workshop was held to discuss opportunities for future joint activities and trend topics from industry and research with the alumni in order to further intensify the exchange of knowledge between the two countries in the field of logistics.