IDC Seminar by Professor Sabina Jeschke

23 Sep 2016 3.00 PM to 4.00 PM Lecture Theatre 5, Building 2 Level 5, 2.505

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The logistics world is changing – key terms such as Smart Logistics, digitalization of the supply chain or Industry 4.0 are widely discussed and have already become mega trends. But what are the requirements for a digital networked logistics? Are logistics companies ready for such developments, for a smart logistics or logistics 4.0? What do companies need to do now in order to be ready for the challenges in the future?
In this talk, the fourth industrial revolution is briefly described. Mainly driven by artificial intelligence, numerous changes are about to break through in the field of logistics – “Logistics 4.0”. Four fields are investigated in some detail: a) The digitalization process combined with Big Data analytics and intelligent cloud-like solutions forms the basis for new services and business models, but leads to the need of new competencies and organizational changes. b) New networked collaboration models realized by e.g. multi agent technology allow to interconnect formerly distributed services and action spaces. c) From a more human-centered perspective, the digitalization of the society and in particular the increase of the “digital natives” results in new demands and claims and as well in different behavior patterns. d) The automation of the entire supply chain is an important area where barriers between formerly separated organizations and tasks disappear, thus leading to new opportunities but with enhanced complexity. At the end some even more advanced trends, namely enhanced robotization, urbanization and the impact of 3D fabrication on production and logistic processes, will be discussed.
About the Speaker
Sabina Jeschke is head of the Cybernetic-Cluster IMA/ZLW & IfU at the RWTH Aachen University since 2009. She studied Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics at the Berlin University of Technology. After research stays at the NASA Ames Research Center/ California and the Georgia Institute of Technology/Atlanta, she gained a doctorate on “Mathematics in Virtual Knowledge Environments” in 2004. Following a junior professorship (2005-2007) at the TU Berlin with the construction and direction of its media center, she was head of the Institute of Information Technology Services (IITS) for electrical engineering at the University of Stuttgart from May 2007 to May 2009, where she was also the director of the Central Information Technology Services (RUS) at the same time. Her research areas are inter alia distributed artificial intelligence, robotics and automation, traffic & mobility, virtual worlds and innovation & future research. Sabina Jeschke is vice dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the RWTH Aachen University, chairwoman of the board of management of the VDI Aachen and member of the supervisory board of the Körber AG. She is a member and consultant of numerous committees and commissions, alumni of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), IEEE Senior and Fellow of the RWTH Aachen University. In July 2014, the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) honoured her with their award Deutschlands digitale Köpfe (Germany's digital heads). In September 2015 she was awarded the Nikola-Tesla Chain by the International Society of Engineering Pedagogy (IGIP) for her outstanding achievements in the field of engineering pedagogy.