By Steven Dondt et. al. | TNO – The Dutch logistics sector is regarded as being extremely productive and innovative, yet it faces major challenges. For some years now, massive investments have been made in technology programs. As an approach to the successful introduction of new technologies, the so-called »Workplace Innovation« is recommended. »Read More
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By Ellen Sünkeler | Fraunhofer IML – Companies can only tap the full potential of digitization if they provide innovative digital products and services with new, valuable business models. »Read More
By Veronika Kretschmer and Benedikt Mättig | Fraunhofer IML – First studies into cognitive ergonomics in the Innovation Laboratory Hybrid Services in Logistics show that data glasses are a good alternative to classic processes.Read More
By Anike Murrenhoff, Christoph Pott, Moritz Wernecke and Philipp-Akira Bürger | Fraunhofer IML – A new concept for the digital design of intralogistics systems is being developed in the Innovation Laboratory. Involving the employees is an important factor for achieving success. »Read More
By Peter Ittermann and Martin Eisenmann | TU Dortmund – Adaptive, integrated and participative: this is how human-oriented logistics work must develop in the context of progressive digitization. A total of six key criteria can serve as a basis for well-designed digital work. »Read More
By Benjamin Korth, André Terharen and Moritz Wernecke | Fraunhofer IML – Virtual Reality (VR)-based simulations can help people to orient themselves better at their workplaces or to familiarize themselves with new tasks. Simulations draw on a specific digital way to impart knowledge: the playful learning methods inherent in »serious games«. »Read More
By Arkadius Schier and Timo Erler | Fraunhofer IML – One approach of the vision behind Social Networked Industry is to use social networks as organisational platforms for humans and technology. If communication between humans and machines is going to work through such networks, it is important to have a common understanding of information. »Read More
By Arkadius Schier | Fraunhofer IML – IThe research and application centres form two testing grounds which, due to their full-scale digitization (»100% digitised factory but not empty of people«) can, for the first time, comprehensively explore, evaluate and further develop innovations for hybrid services and man-machine-interaction in practise-oriented industrial applications. »Read More
By Peter Ittermann and Johannes Dregger | TU Dortmund University– A significant condition for the implementation of the Industry 4.0 project in terms of comprehensive system design is a socio-technical system approach. The design-oriented approach assumes that the implementation of new technologies induces organisational and personnel changes and generally requires that the entire system of performance in production and service is considered. »Read More
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In the research centre at the Innovationlab, new methods and technologies are tested in experiments e. g. in the field of localisation and wireless communication.
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In the application centre new methods and technologies can be demonstrated realistically in a model environment.
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