The integration of system environments is mobilizing industry worldwide. Industry 4.0 (4th Industrial Revolution) and Industrial Internet are key buzzwords in this context. The interplay of
creates a radically improved infrastructure. That infrastructure needs fine tuning and experimentation. Only then can it be deployed in the industry – and particularly in mid-sized companies – for increased productivity. The current heterogeneity of IT systems and lack of data consistency hinder any possible productivity improvements. That is why the Smart Logistics Cluster looks into how
The ultimate goal here is to realize the vision of One single source of truth: a unique, reliable and universally applicable data source. It will facilitate the long-term integration of various IT system environments like
Various centers focus on conceptional and experimental collaborations with supply and user companies to find the potential and challenges facing producers, logistics companies and ICT suppliers (Information & Communication Technology).
The following centers form the research focus in the Smart Logistics Cluster: