09:00 CET - Logistics Ecosystem Theatre - Handling and Sorting
Posts and carriers around the world are looking for new ways to increase efficiency and value for mail and better manage the tsunami of parcels, all while providing real-time information and visibility. This session will review innovative sortation solutions including predictive analytics, security and control that enable posts and carriers to optimize their operations and deliver new services and greater value.
Biography: Graeme Lee is a former World Bank Senior Postal Policy Specialist. Passionate about the postal sector he is keen to promote the use of the postal sector in developing countries to provide a range of postal, financial and commercial services.
09:00 CET -Parcel intelligence - How to automate manual inspection and categorise inbound parcels.
Brian Hansen Systems director BEUMER Group - Logistic Systems Denmark
Decision making is the core of any parcel handling sortation system and in large volume parcel operations it takes a lot of manpower to identify the few parcels that need special attention. So how can a parcel hub maintain high capacity in its automated system when handling when also handling limited quantities labels, polybags, non-machinable parcels etc.? In this webinar, BEUMER Group will explain how easily intelligence can be applied to the sortation system to be able to automatically categorise parcels. The presentation will showcase how to minimise manual handling in an automated process and how to protect revenue.
Biography: Brian Hansen has been involved in the CEP business for +20 years and has a background in systems designs and neural networks. He is Systems Director for BEUMER Group's Logistic Systems Division and brings with him extensive knowledge of the parcel handing industry from numerous projects with courier, express and parcel companies around the world.
09:20 CET - Sorting Factory : an innovative combination of robotics technologies
Maurizio Puppo Director of strategy and business development SOLYSTIC France
To sort growing flows of small e-commerce parcels to the finest level, SOLYSTIC designs ‘sorting factories’ that combine robotic induction, mobile robots and a new sorting equipment.
Biography: Maurizio is strategy and business development director at SOLYSTIC Before joining in 2001, he worked in Italy at SNAM (a subsidiary of ENI, an Italian multi-national oil and gas company) and Elsag. During his career he has worked extensively and held various roles, first in software development and engineering, then in program operations management and business development. His experience also includes being in charge of system engineering and product marketing. In Italy, he has published several books of fiction and literary criticism. He studied both electrical engineering and literature and philosophy at the University of Genova (Italy).
09:40 CET - The challenge of increasing requirements of material handling equipment in e-commerce and parcel handling operations
Louis Horeman Global account manager - logistics Ambaflex Netherlands
The world-wide explosive growth of e-commerce is causing a real stir within the logistic chain. The entire chain of delivery, storage, single-item order picking and overnight-express delivery is leading to a considerable upscaling of capacity. E-commerce is characterized by a huge product variety, short lead time and high speeds. The AmbaFlex SpiralVeyor has been a huge success within the distribution branch for more than 20 years, for example, in package-delivery hubs. With band widths of up to 1200 mm and a completely sealed conveyor belt surface, it is suitable for almost any item imaginable.
Biography: Louis Horeman leads the Business Development Logistics department in 2014 after several different management roles at AmbaFlex. Louis has more than 30 years of experience in the market of material handling, e-commerce and postal & parcel industry. He works closely with industry leaders to establish value-added solutions in this growing market.
10:00 CET - Efficient operations – innovations in e-commerce handling
Rainer Imm Head of system integrator sales Siemens Logistics GmbH Germany
Today’s growing e-commerce business calls for changes in sorting equipment and processes economically.
A growing number of parcels In all shapes and sizes, as well as varying volumes on a daily basis, are adding more and more complexity to sorting processes. Often therefore conventional processes are stretched to their limits.
Innovative technologies are required to help disrupting operational norms and standards, making challenging concepts like ‘same-day delivery’ and ‘touchless processing’ the new reality and helping to redefine—and build—tomorrow’s logistics infrastructure.
How can innovative hardware and software solutions help to provide more predictability, transparency and efficiency from end to end
to meet these challenges?