LogiMAT 2018
Stuttgart, Germany | March 13 - 15, 2018

Westernacher showcases End-to-End Supply Chain Innovation at LogiMAT 2018.

The 16th LogiMAT International Trade Show for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management, which took place from March 13 to 15 in Stuttgart, was a huge success, welcoming more than 1,500 exhibitors and some 55,000 visitors. LogiMAT is the most important event in the intralogistics industry calendar.

As one of the leading consulting companies for digital supply chain management and one of 18 SAP strategical innovation partners, Westernacher participated in the trade show not only as an exhibitor, but also as a speaker in two forums.

The visitor experience.

Visitors experienced Logistics and Supply Chain Management for the networked age. From planning through to e-commerce and ERP to transportation, Yard Logistics and Warehouse Management. They learned through conversations with our experts about how they can benefit from Big Data, IoT and Connectivity. We took a look behind the scenes with visitors on all the current hot topics and offered concrete steps for implementation.

Steps for implementation.
Some of the highlights at LogiMAT 2018 included:

  • SAP Yard Logistics (SAP YL)
  • Supply Chain Performance Assurance with SAP Analytics Cloud
  • SAP Hybris
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

Yard Logistics live experience. An on-the-spot highlight.

Getting to grips with new SAP software at the event using our live model and understanding some of the key advantages.

At our stand, our visitors had the chance to see an SAP Yard Logistics Live model. With the help of RFID controlled technology, it forms the supply chain from the goods arrival, through to the entire parking lot and to goods receipt. Visitors discussed with local experts their processes and experience and how they can realize them directly on the model. Linked to the SAP software Yard Logistics, visitors not only had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with it, but also to learn more about the interfaces, digitization and the Internet of Things.

The Yard Logistics model Westernacher displayed was a point of attraction and an “ice-breaker” for more insightful discussions. The model acted as an entry into other interesting conversations. Our visitors started with the subject of Yard Logistics, then entered into other discussion about TM, EWM and IBP solutions.

Our experts on site – Forum Innovation.

As one of the speakers at LogiMAT, Westernacher presented the audience with two ‘hot topics’: Connected Logistics with IoT and Digitalization with Yard Logistics.

Our Global Lead IoT, Matthias Hollenders, delivered our first keynote speech “Experience connected logistics use case with IoT” on March 14. During this session, Mr Hollenders showed attendees what value IoT can bring in the Connected Logistics space for various use cases and how SAP applications can streamline state-of-the-art logistics processes.

Another keynote was given by our Global Lead on Yard Logistics, Peter Wenzel, on the final day of LogiMAT. In his speech “Digitalization with SAP Yard Logistics”, Mr Wenzel demonstrated how trucks are processed without any interaction with the driver and the possibilities SAP Yard Logistics Control Tower brings to make yards work more efficiently.

Detailed Information.

  • Date: March 13-15, 2018, 9am – 5pm
  • Location: Messe Stuttgart, hall 8, B44