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Plan Digitization Precisely with the Industry 4.0 CheckUp

The importance of digitization in supply chains is growing by leaps and bounds. Many companies are converting their operations or planning to do so. What are the right actions to take? Not every plan to use Industry 4.0 technologies is expedient and cost effective. The Fraunhofer IFF has developed an Industry 4.0 CheckUp, which enables companies in any industry to analyze their digitization capability systematically and plan effective actions individually. The research institute will be presenting this new analysis system at the International Supply Chain Conference in Berlin.

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Fraunhofer IFF Will Be Presenting Mobile Assistive Robots and Versatile Inspection Systems

New automated solutions and mobile assistive robots will revolutionize manufacturing as well as the service and medical sectors. Among other things, the Fraunhofer IFF will be presenting state-of-the-art technologies for safe human-robot collaboration, versatile mobile assistive robots and optical inspection systems at the Automatica trade fair in Munich from June 21 to 24, 2016. Some of the mobile assistance systems they will be presenting are bound to be in use in manufacturing soon.

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19th IFF Science Days in Magdeburg: Digital - Real

The digitization of manufacturing is affecting the economy and society profoundly. The challenges and opportunities this holds for companies in the logistics sector and machinery manufacturing and plant design will be the subject of the 19th IFF Science Days to be held in Magdeburg from June 22 to 23, 2016.

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Magdeburg Logistics Days: Experts Will Be Discussing Logistics 4.0

The digitization of business is both a challenge and a major opportunity for the logistics industry. How can companies reconcile both in practice, though? National and international experts from industry and research will be discussing new ideas and technologies and successful Logistics 4.0 applications at the Fraunhofer IFF’s annual Magdeburg Logistics Days from June 22 to 23, 2016.

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