Data and Facts
- Opening Date: 2016 (modernization 2017)
- Special features: Industry 4.0 management in focus, supporting supporting management decisions by means of new technologies, digital prototyping
- Type of demonstrators: Virtual reality experiment area, blockchain demonstrator, ERP 4.0 demonstrator, escape game, smart maintenance, simulation as decision support
- Equipment: 2x Microsoft Hololens, 2x HTC Vive, 2x digital planning tables, 4x presentation and interaction steles, 1x Carrera track and networked, digital workshop area
Testing and experiencing tomorrow's processes, organizations and management decisions today - this possibility is now available in the Virtual Reality Lab Supply Chain Management of the Corporate Logistics division at Fraunhofer IML. Various networked demonstrators show the influence that digitization and its technologies have on company organization and processes, data, value creation and employees. Future processes can be experienced through virtual and augmented reality. Realistic simulations, for example, provide data and evaluations on planned measures and thus facilitate management decisions.
ERP and PLM 4.0, smart maintenance, Production 4.0, Purchasing 4.0, Factory Planning 4.0, supply chain management, blockchain, simulation and much more is offered by VR LAB SCM. In escape game maintenance, problems of smart maintenance are solved playfully with the help of augmented reality. With virtual reality, logistical processes can be experienced virtually and employees can be trained realistically in virtual environments. ERP 4.0 offers a cross-functional, digital representation of business processes and a secure design of contract data with the help of smart contracts is illustrated by the blockchain demonstrator. Knowledge is imparted in a playful way, processes are designed together and new technologies are used to support decisions. Industry 4.0 becomes tangible and tangible. Here, virtual prototyping of processes takes place at the same time.