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CeMAT and transport logistic: united by digitalization

CeMAT is a trade show dedicated to the internal logistics (aka intralogistics) sector, and “transport logistic,” as its name suggests, is a trade show dedicated to the external logistics sector. Both shows have a strong focus on digitalization because digitalization links internal and external logistics and is a source of unprecedented challenges for both sectors. CeMAT’s perspective on these challenges is encapsulated in its lead theme, “Smart Supply Chain Solutions” – a reflection of the pivotal role of logistics in today’s increasingly digitalized and integrated industrial value chains. “Order and shipment sizes are getting smaller and smaller. This, combined with increasing cross-border flows of goods and rapid changes in manufacturing in the wake of Industry 4.0, is throwing up totally new challenges for all parts of the logistics industry,” said Dr. Andreas Gruchow, a member of the Managing Board of Deutsche Messe, the company that organizes CeMAT. “As signposted by its lead theme, CeMAT picks up on these trends and presents automation and integrated control solutions for tomorrow’s intelligent, digital logistics processes. The smart supply chain solutions of the future are all about integrating external and internal logistics processes to achieve maximum synergy. Which is why we are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Messe München. CeMAT and transport logistics are the flagship trade shows of two successful sectors that will become increasingly integrated as time goes on.”

The digitalization trend is revolutionizing entire value chains and creating completely new business models. This poses new challenges both for providers of internal logistics technology and for providers of external transport logistics services, whose future success hinges on the efficiency and capabilities of their logistics centers. “These factors lend added importance to our partnership with Deutsche Messe because the future of logistics lies in digitalization – as was made abundantly clear at our transport logistics show in May of this year. We are therefore pleased to be playing a part in shaping the Logistics 4.0 trend in Hannover. And we are confident that we will further boost the number of classic transport logistic exhibitors participating at the next CeMAT,” said Dr. Robert Schönberger, the Exhibition Group Director in charge of the transport logistic show at Messe München GmbH.

The transport logistic showcase at next year’s CeMAT will be sited in the northern section of Hall 27, where it will benefit from synergies with the immediately adjacent Logistics IT showcase. With its enlarged exhibition footprint and dedicated forum, the Logistics IT showcase will be one of the hall’s main visitor attractions. Its theme lineup includes Cloud Computing, Mobile Devices, Interfaces, Intelligent Tracking and Tracing, Network Planning, Big Data, WMS, Image Processing, and Virtualization. Apart from the visitor turnout, the synergies offered by this location stem from that fact that new IT-based technologies promise new opportunities for the entire logistics industry, including both intralogistics and external transport logistics. Big Data is a case in point. Big Data means that complete and up-to-the-minute information on vehicles, orders and consignments can be accessed anywhere, any time, which makes logistics processes much simpler to manage and control.

Hall 27 will also be home to “Innovative Logistics Solutions,” a special showcase where providers of intralogistics technologies and external transport logistics services will be able to partner to present a fully automated, fully functional Logistics 4.0 supply chain. The showcase will provide detailed insights into the innovative products and solutions on display and will highlight their unique benefits within the context of a full-fledged supply chain.

CeMAT trade fairs are operated by Deutsche Messe in the major growth markets of the world. They are highly effective marketing platforms that enable intralogistics providers to get their products and innovations in front of key buyers in their target countries and regions. All of Deutsche Messe’s overseas CeMAT events are offshoots of CeMAT in Hannover, the world’s leading trade show for intralogistics and supply chain management, which is staged every two years and is next due to be held from 31 May to 3 June 2016. The CeMAT show in Hannover presents products and solutions from all parts of the intralogistics spectrum, including innovative, energy-saving forklifts and industrial trucks, sophisticated, fully automated conveyor systems, ingenious rack and warehousing systems, and the latest in control systems logistics IT. Other key highlights include cranes and lifting equipment, access platforms, Auto ID systems, robotic logistics solutions and packaging technology.

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transport logistic – the International Exhibition for Logistics, Mobility, IT and Supply Chain Management – is the world’s largest trade show covering the multi-faceted business of transporting freight by road, rail, water and air. Integrated into transport logistic is Air Cargo Europe, an exhibition for the global air freight industry. transport logistic in 2015 attracted a total of 55,438 visitors from 126 countries and 2,050 exhibitors from 62 countries. transport logistic takes place every two years in Munich. The next edition is from May 9 to 12, 2017.

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In addition to transport logistic in Munich, Messe München also organizes two sister events around the world: transport logistic China (June 14 to 16, 2016) which is held in Shanghai and includes Air Cargo China, and, in cooperation with EKO Fair Limited, the logitrans International Transport Logistics Exhibition (November 18 to 20, 2015) in Istanbul, Turkey. Messe München also participates via a cooperation agreement in CTL – Cargo Transport Logistics – in Mumbai, India (February 18 to 19, 2016).

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