International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management
16-18 June, 2020, Shanghai New International Expo Centre

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Forum: Warehouse optimization


A high-bay warehouse in wood, a data interface and a reader to track goods in real time – the winners of the BEST PRODUCT Awards presented at LogiMAT 2015, 13th International Trade Fair for Distribution, Materials Handling and Information Flow, are: Kaufmann Bausysteme GmbH, Jungheinrich AG and Kathrein Sachsen GmbH, Business Division Kathrein RFID.

Stuttgart. The winning innovations have been chosen. An independent jury of experts and journalists examined the 91 entries for the awards and selected three lucky winners to receive the accolade of "BEST PRODUCT". These winning solutions fulfil in excellent fashion the competition requirements of increasing productivity, rationalisation and saving costs. With these solutions, the winning companies are making an important contribution towards more efficient processes, easier adaptation to change, of course also towards improving efficiency and finally thus to increasing productivity in logistics. The BEST PRODUCT Awards were presented to the winners as part of the official opening ceremony on the morning of the first day of the show.

In the category "Software, communication, IT" the prize went to Jungheinrich AG for their universal data interface, the "Jungheinrich Logistics Interface":

Intralogistics processes are subject to ever tougher pressure on costs and performance. Against this background there is a move towards larger warehouses with more technology and more process optimisation. In order to manage and control these intralogistics processes warehouse management systems and other IT systems are being used. The processes can in part be automated, provided there is a corresponding interface between the truck and the IT system.

The "Jungheinrich Logistics Interface" is the name of this universal interface software (middleware). It has different practical applications with process-optimisation potential. For example, in terms of reducing time spent driving around searching for items, and shortening the routes taken by the trucks; manual scanning is also eliminated. This improves vehicle productivity by up to 25%.