Quo vadis, AI? The topic of artificial intelligence (AI) is omnipresent and plays a key role – both in business and private environments. The euphoria in society quickly gives the impression that the technology is already well developed. But looking at operative logistics, it quickly becomes clear that AI is only in the early stages of development.
Our IT experts counter this heterogeneous mood with the new whitepaper, as well as in the column of our magazine: They provide clear definitions of the broad conceptual landscape and also examine which application areas are already suitable for AI today and perspectives arise for logistics.
From the future to the present and with our customers, we develop and implement solutions for individual challenges and visions for your success stories. On the following pages, we will tell you the next chapters: We have made Schaeffler, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers, fit for the mobility of the future with a trend-setting distribution center. And for the Chinese omni-channel specialist Suning, we have designed and successfully implemented a unique logistics concept for maximum flexibility and speed.
Thinking about the logistics of the future today? This is less of a question than a core element of our permanent thinking and acting, which is reflected in all our business areas. On the following pages, we would like to show you what this looks like in practice. By acquiring a stake in DS AUTOMOTION, we are consolidating our expertise in the field of automated guided vehicles. And with our broad portfolio, we ensure that we will find the right answers to the challenges of the market and to questions from our customers tomorrow. Successful models here are both our standard products such as the PR 600 shelving system and our innovative IT solutions – which include the Enterprise Solutions business segment.
How can companies optimally automate complex material flows within the industrial sector? Which challenges do new business models like e-grocery bring with them, and how do these trends affect intralogistics? In our company magazine, you will find answers to these and other questions.