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LGI University year meeting

LGI University Year Meeting

HERRENBERG. A year meeting of the sponsorship program LGI University was held on 23 January in a location in Herrenberg (near Stuttgart). The central point of the event was a moderated panel discussion on the topic of “At the crossroads: executive or technical expert?”. The three managing directors, divison manager Maximilian Gamperling, IT expert Klaus Ritz and Anke Niemeyer, who already held various leading and expert positions, and moderator Julian Valachovic joined the discussion.

While the experts take their seats on the stage, one chair remains vacant. “This chair is specially designed for you so that you can participate directly in the discussion”, Valachovic says at the beginning to his guests. And quite quickly the University participants seize this opportunity and ask questions: What actually makes a good manager? How do I prepare for it? Which requriments are actually addressed to an expert?

“Many, many years ago I spontaneously slipped into my first role as an executive”, says CEO Andreas Bunz. “If I can give you an important tip: Take the plunge, but also ask yourself questions on a regular basis.” After the discussion, the participants had the opportunity to ask the managing directors general questions.

“We created the event so that our prospective and current managers as well as our experts could exchange ideas with experienced LGI members”, explains the training manager Katalin Bayer, who organized the event together with Melanie Schneider (Communication & Marketing). “We have received a lot of positive feedback, so we will definitely repeat the event”, explains Bayer.

Author. Julian Valachovic

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    HERRENBERG. A year meeting of the sponsorship program LGI University was held on 23 January in a location in Herrenberg (near Stuttgart). The central point of the event was a moderated panel discussion on the topic of “At the crossroads: executive or technical expert?”. The three managing directors, divison manager Maximilian Gamperling, IT expert Klaus Ritz and Anke Niemeyer, who already held various leading and expert positions, and moderator Julian Valachovic joined the discussion.

    While the experts take their seats on the stage, one chair remains vacant. “This chair is specially designed for you so that you can participate directly in the discussion”, Valachovic says at the beginning to his guests. And quite quickly the University participants seize this opportunity and ask questions: What actually makes a good manager? How do I prepare for it? Which requriments are actually addressed to an expert?

    “Many, many years ago I spontaneously slipped into my first role as an executive”, says CEO Andreas Bunz. “If I can give you an important tip: Take the plunge, but also ask yourself questions on a regular basis.” After the discussion, the participants had the opportunity to ask the managing directors general questions.

    “We created the event so that our prospective and current managers as well as our experts could exchange ideas with experienced LGI members”, explains the training manager Katalin Bayer, who organized the event together with Melanie Schneider (Communication & Marketing). “We have received a lot of positive feedback, so we will definitely repeat the event”, explains Bayer.

    Author. Julian Valachovic

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    HERRENBERG. LGI Logistics Group International, a member of Elanders Group, is a confirmed "Preferred Supplier" of Robert Bosch GmbH. The Stuttgart-based technology and service company has confirmed LGI as its preferred supplier in the Overland Transport & Warehousing material field. With Preferred Supplier Status, Bosch defines those suppliers with whom the company wishes to intensify its cooperation. According to Bosch, LGI has provided competitive services in these service areas over a longer period of time.

    Bosch aims for sustainable business relationships and joint global growth with the best and most innovative suppliers. The status „Preferred Supplier“ is part of the Bosch Supplier Management Program and is awarded annually on the basis of clearly defined criteria. The award ceremony took place on December 19. "We are delighted with this award, which underscores our excellent cooperation with Bosch", says Andreas Bunz, Chairman of the Board of Management of LGI.

    In the picture from left to right:

    • Achim Reisinger Director Logistics in Robert Bosch GmbH
    • Sven-Olaf Knorr Director Purchasing and Logistics for Transportation Service in Robert Bosch GmbH
    • Eckhard Busch Supply Chain Solutions (LGI), Senior Vice President
    • Magnus Nilsson President & CEO (Elanders)
    • Frank Lengefeld Director Purchasing and Logistics for Warehouse Services at Robert Bosch GmbH
    • Dr. Andreas Bunz Supply Chain Solutions (LGI), President
    • Friedbert Speiser Vice President Logistics Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH

    Author. Julian Valachovic

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The new review was due because the validity of the certificates expired in August 2018. New requirements have also been in force since a reform in 2015. An independent testing agency rated LGI as “Very Good” in all three demanding audits. 1. ISO 9001:2015 This standard shows that LGI meets the requirements of a premium quality management system. This includes, for example, the documentation of various processes. The certificate applies to all locations of the LGI Group in Germany. 2. ISO 14001:2015 The standard certifies LGI’s good environmental management and contains, among other things, the reduction of waste, waste water, and emissions. The recertification applies for the LGI headquarters in Herrenberg, a location in Böblingen (Hewlett-Packard-Strasse), and the headquarters of LGI subsidiary ITG in Munich. 3. VDA 6.2:2017 Based on ISO 9001:2015, this standard is aimed at automotive service providers. The recertification applies for the automatic small parts storage in Neckarsulm and the empties management in Heilbronn. The major challenge lay in the new certification requirements that have been in force since the 2015 reform. Since then, the inspection bodies have been scrutinizing not only processes but also risk management, and checking the extent to which companies recognize, analyze, and control risks in good time. Audits are carried out through administrative checks, observations, and interviews. “Despite the change, LGI passed the recertifications without any deviations. Only recommendations were made, which is an excellent outcome for us,” says Lothar Heinzelmann, Quality Management Officer at LGI.   Author. Elena Grotzfeld [post_title] => LGI recertified three times [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => lgi-recertified-three-times [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-10-09 13:19:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-10-09 11:19:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.lgi.de/?p=3514 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3179 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-08-15 17:25:34 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-08-15 15:25:34 [post_content] => Women are still a minority in today's logistics industry. The LGI newsletter editorial team took this as an opportunity to talk to Martina Weihing. Among other things, the experienced division manager has asked herself how women are perceived in logistics today and to what extent family and career are compatible. LGI: Dear Martina, you’ve been one of the few women working as a major division manager at LGI for some years now. In the past, logistics has been seen in many circles as a male domain – what’s it like today? Martina: Society and the economy have changed in recent decades. Topic fields have become more variable everywhere, including in logistics. Communication, networking, and internationality are playing an increasingly important role there. That makes our field of work interesting for a broader target group, regardless of gender. The fact that a lot has happened and is still happening can be seen when you go to the universities. When I was in school, women were in the absolute minority in the field of logistics. When I talk to my professor today, roughly 50 percent of the students are women. LGI: As the group spokesperson of the BVL, you organize Ladies in Logistics. What added value do you see in these events? Martina: I notice that BVL events are usually attended by men. That's why Ladies in Logistics is an alternative format to offer women a forum for networking. The events are also really well received. We swap ideas on all kinds of logistics topics, and of course, also address points that are of particular interest to women. LGI: Are there moments when you’re perceived differently as a woman in your professional life than a man? Martina: Generally speaking, there are definitely still companies or environments where women are treated differently – although in my view, these are in the minority. Nowadays, skills, knowledge, experience, and especially personality decide how you are perceived. Twenty years ago, it was a little different. But I honestly have to say that my long professional experience makes it easier for me. It would be interesting to ask young women just starting their careers what they think. LGI: How will the perception of women and men in logistics develop, looking ten years into the future? Martina: I don’t think there’s going to be much difference anymore. Women and men are equally well trained, and mixed teams are perceived as an enrichment. I see more potential in concepts that support young parents even better in the family phase. But it is already possible today for a parent to combine career and private life. The relationship model has changed in recent years. The ‘classic’ family constellation is a thing of the past.
    Don't think there's going to be much difference anymore
    LGI: Family and career at the same time – does it work? Martina: It worked well for me, because LGI gave me the opportunity to work flexibly when my son was little. Time and time again, young female LGI employees come to me asking this question. I always pass on two pieces of advice. Number 1: Establish a flexible network. In addition to the daycare center or kindergarten and the parents, private support, e.g. from grandparents, is extremely helpful. Number 2: Be prepared to work in a disciplined and flexible manner. I have to ask myself whether I also want to work at less usual times. All in all, digitalization and flexibility make it much easier for us nowadays. Often, the place where you work plays only a subordinate role. LGI: Thank you for the interview!   Julian Valachovic conducted the interview. 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Our students Sonja Augustin and Elena Grotzfeld shadowed Ronny in his day-to-day work, and report on how they experienced JIS up-close: Section Manager Giovanni Russo starts our tour with a walk through the spacious warehouse. From the interior trim to the rear spoiler and the suspension struts: A wide variety of components are stored in Ehningen, sequenced on site and then delivered to automotive customers. In our tour we meet warehouse worker Ronny Kapp, who stands and works between several tall shelves. We quickly realize that he has to complete his tasks in Ehningen within a very tight time window. Just in Sequence unter the microscope The reason for this is the JIS process. Ronny therefore can't interrupt his work for too long. Nevertheless, the 36-year-old takes the time to talk to us. “I see all the details of the customer’s order in my notes,” Ronny explains. These notes include information on the storage bin and item number in the rack. This means that the specialist for warehouse logistics knows exactly which products to pack onto the rack and in which order. After the components are in the rack, they and their location are scanned. This way, Ronny can check if he’s picked the right parts. Not every product is the same. "Marriage" of Just in Sequence After the scanning process, a label is printed which, along with the order, serves as an additional control measure. The label is affixed to each product. “Thus, all products are married to the JIS loading unit,” says section manager Giovanni. After watching Ronny for a few more minutes, we don’t want to keep him from his work and say goodbye to him and to Giovanni. How Just in sequence works JIS is an extended just-in-time (JIT) procedure. Thanks to sequencing, logistics specialists such as LGI can deliver goods to the automotive customer’s assembly line not just at the right time, but also in the right order.   Authors. 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The focus of the excursion to LGI is the topic of lean management and how LGI continuously improves and further develops its logistical processes. Berger led the group through the site in Böblingen, first explaining how the general logistical processes, including things like cross-docking, work. The students were then introduced to individual improvement measures, among them the pager system. “This is a wireless system that allows us to control incoming goods and truck traffic better than before,” Berger told the University of Lima students. “We introduced this measure a few months ago because, among other things, it saves us time.” The warehouse TV, which visualizes things like goods incoming, makes the processes even leaner. After the tour through the site, the students attended a lecture held by lean processes expert Sarah Sasowsky at the Böblingen location (Logistics Center). Using the example of seat heaters, the group learned more about ways in which processes can be improved. The Peruvian students traveled all the way to Germany to see production processes live and on location during their one-week tour of the country. In addition to LGI, the program also includes a tour of a Daimler plant. The group was put in contact with LGI by IPL Consulting, a firm that works together closely with the German-Peruvian Foreign Chamber of Commerce. “I believe we were able to show the students that logistics is more than just transporting goods from point A to point B. And maybe, with this excursion, we’ve laid a small corner stone for establishing contact with a South American customer,” Berger said with a wink.   Autor. Julian Valachovic [post_title] => LGI receives students from Peru [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => lgi-receives-students-from-peru [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-12-03 07:55:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-12-03 06:55:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.lgi.de/?p=3301 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3079 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-07-12 12:26:35 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-07-12 10:26:35 [post_content] => MUNICH. Transport of goods by rail, also called blocktrain, has many advantages compared to other delivery services. It is about 20 days faster than sea freight and 50 percent cheaper than air freight. The versatile transport method has been increasingly used by LGI's subsidiary ITG over the last months in Europe, Central Asia and China. For the new blocktrain service there are weekly departures from Hamburg and Munich including a house-to-house delivery which only takes about 20 days. Thus, blocktrain requires just half the time of a container ship. Hans Mahncke, Director Shipping ITG, is known as the Asian expert and supported the development of the new service. He knows: “This traffic method has existed for more than 100 years. Since the 90s, there has been also the connection via Kazakhstan and Mongolia”. How does blocktrain work? ITG controls the entire process of the customer order. LGI’s subsidiary is responsible for monitoring transport, creating export documents as well as organizing and supporting the handling of goods in the country of departure. The ITG team works closely together with “operators”, mostly state owned railway companies which have direct control of the equipment; locomotive, wagon, container and track. A device with an international SIM card displays the position of the containers and provides safety. Variances in temperature, air pressure, humidity and light are also recorded. In case of an emergency, an alarm is triggered immediately at ITG. When is the service suitable? The blocktrain service is rather expensive compared to sea transport. But it is best when fast delivery is more important than the cost. Hans Mahncke is convinced: “This newly initiated transport route with our blocktrain service is a good alternative to air freight and, thanks to the halved transit time, also to sea freight”.   Authors. 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At April 11, the warehouse TV was integrated in the everyday work in Böblingen near Stuttgart. The warehouse TV is an information system, which reproduces various data such as receipt numbers. More than 100 trucks with different loads head for the goods receipt at the Cross Dock every day. The goods get registered there. Afterwards, they get distributed on numbered distribution places, so-called relations tracks. The warehouse TV optimizes and slims down these distribution processes. The warehouse TV runs over a monitor, which is attached to a pillar in the goods receipt. Warehouse employees and shift supervisors can see the distribution order of the goods receipts, the forwarding agency, and additional information. This is how the distribution processes of the goods get improved. Furthermore, the warehouse TV allows a constant overview about the work progress. The warehouse TV is an information system, which reproduces the following data:
    1. Receipt number
    2. Receipt place
    3. Receipt time
    4. Additional information
    Employees can mark completed tours on a tablet underneath the monitor (see picture). The idea for the warehouse TV arose out of a university project in summer 2016. In collaboration with the LGI IT subsidiary Helix, the warehouse TV has been in use for the first time since a few days. Before the warehouse TV existed the workers had to get information like distribution orders in the ground office. Now they receive all information of the distribution processes collected on one monitor. „The warehouse TV might be a big change for some employees. But there is the awareness that the warehouse TV is important and it makes work easier“, Warehouse Manager Jens Berger sums up. The system has also been in use for some years at LGI's site in Hamburg.   Authors. Elena Grotzfeld and Alexandra Krieg [post_title] => Launch of Warehouse TV at LGI [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => launch-of-warehouse-tv-at-lgi [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-04-24 10:18:08 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-04-24 08:18:08 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.lgi.de/?p=2757 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2205 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-02-23 14:05:31 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-02-23 13:05:31 [post_content] => Holger Funk has been Finance Director at the LGI Logistics Group International since January 1, 2018. He’s the successor to Hans Peter Hehn, who retired at the end of 2017. In this interview, see the new CFO’s conclusion for the 2017 fiscal year and what he has planned for LGI in the year 2018. LGI: The 2017 fiscal year has concluded: What conclusion have you drawn? Holger: This fiscal year was marked by a tumultuous growth phase. To pave the way for further medium-term growth, we’ve already begun to consolidate at the end of last year in precisely those areas in which we have grown rapidly. Secondly, we have become even more professional and adapted to the high speed of the logistics environment, for example in terms of covering the logistics chain for e-commerce, one of the future fields of logistics. Different challenges await us here than in original logistics services. It's about providing web shops and processing payment services, among other things. We’ve also successfully overcome the scarcity of resources associated with the overheating of the market. By that I mean both the shortage of skilled workers and the lack of freight space. LGI: What does that mean for the new fiscal year? Holger: We continue to expect scarce resources and see the challenge of finding qualified personnel. This year, we’re also expecting several new, well-known customer projects, including the European distribution for Panasonic in Erfurt. Internally, we're going to implement some strategically important projects. These include, for example, the conversion of our IT to Microsoft Office 365 and the modernization of our IT infrastructure. We’re also going to continue to pursue a number of innovation projects, such as the use of the Magazino picking robot at LGI’s subsidiary ITG in Schwaig, Germany or LEAN projects to improve utilization of storage space. With all this, we are setting the course for medium-term growth. That means that we are making our resources fit for the task and placing clear operational priorities on growth areas such as e-commerce, health care & life science, and industrial.
    I’d like to achieve the growth targets of LGI
    LGI: What goals have you set as the new CFO? Holger: I would like to achieve the growth targets of LGI with a flexible team. Our central departments will continue to perform their support functions for the operation and help the company to become more profitable overall. A pleasant and productive atmosphere is very important to me. LGI employees should have fun working with dedication and be happy to stay loyal to the company. For me, this is central to the company’s continued positive development. LGI: Holger Funk, thank you very much for talking with us! Holger: It was my pleasure.   Julian Valachovic conducted the interview. [post_title] => Interview with Holger Funk [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => interview-with-holger-funk [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-27 17:44:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-27 15:44:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.lgi.de/?p=2205 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2159 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-10-12 14:10:22 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-10-12 12:10:22 [post_content] => Dr. Christian Huber has been Industrial Division Manager since early 2016. We spoke to him about how he, as a young father, combines family planning and a managerial position, and which goals he and his division have for the coming year. LGI: Christian, one year ago you welcomed your child to the world. How do you balance your role as a father and your managerial position? Christian: It certainly only works if you have strong support from home. My position as Division Manager requires lots of flexibility. I cannot have a regulated daily routine along the lines of: “I leave the house at 7.30 and come back home at 7.” It's a simple fact that every day is different. This only works with family life when you have the appropriate support at home. LGI: You took parental leave. Why was that important to you? Christian: I think parental leave is important because you see time with your family from a totally different perspective. A two-month period is much more intense than for example a long weekend. I also support my division in doing the same. Other managers besides me have gone on parental leave for two months. And I have to say – and it is a small “but” about parental leave – that ten or twelve months of absence are much more difficult for a department to brace for than two. LGI: But when the Division Manager is off for two months, it's also two months of major challenges for the team… Christian: Absolutely, but a good team and a good organization can offset that in such a period. In my case, it worked wonderfully. My assistant offered marvellous support. When there was a urgent need for me to step in, she would send me a text and I would make some phone calls. I was always able to fully rely on my well-trained team. Sure, everything needs to be organized in advance, but it worked very well. But I actually didn’t plan any work for these two months except for some phone calls; I was really able to completely relax.  LGI: You’ve been Industrial Division Manager for a year and a half now. What have you been able to achieve in this period, and what do you and your team have planned for next year? Christian: I took over the division in a period of upheaval with some expensive startup operations. Besides that, we spent an extraordinarily long time on contract negotiations. With so much going on, it was quite a demanding start. We then decided to expand our strategic focus and, for example, become more active in machine engineering. In addition to classic production logistics, we prioritized special services such as packaging system components with subsequent container shipping. We also reshuffled the organization and strengthened the Business Development sector for this new alignment. The initial results are positive, because we already have business coming in from new customers. Overall, we’re on the right path. LGI: Christian, thank you very much for talking with us!   Julian Valachovic conducted the interview. [post_title] => Interview with Dr. Christian Huber [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => interview-with-christian-huber [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-27 08:57:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-27 06:57:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.lgi.de/?p=2159 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [10] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2157 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-10-12 14:10:21 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-10-12 12:10:21 [post_content] => HERRENBERG (Germany). For some weeks now, LGI has been internally training LEAN experts for improvement projects. The LOS (LGI Operating System) department, which is responsible for LEAN management*, has developed an innovative concept for this training, which sees employees from various divisions receiving intensive training in theoretical and practical principles. The aim is for experts to learn how logistics processes can be designed more efficiently. Following on from the program, they should be able to manage improvement projects themselves. “The topic of ‘continuous improvement’ is an essential component of the LGI Group's company philosophy,” said Chief Operations Officer, Eckhard Busch. “The idea is that the experts will pass on the LEAN style of thinking throughout the company.” This is why LGI created the LEAN expert program. For now, six employees have been admitted into the program. The apprenticeship includes theoretical elements and an intensive practical phase. In the theoretical phase, the six participants are taught practice-oriented LEAN knowledge. This includes a full-day LEAN logistics simulation developed by LGI employee Thomas Haizmann in his bachelor's degree thesis at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) (see image). In the practical phase, the prospective LEAN experts become responsible for real improvement projects. They work together in teams, with an experienced coach from the LOS department by their side. The initial reviews by participants have been very positive: “The LOS expert training offers me an excellent opportunity as a professional newcomer to prepare for my future role and apply the LEAN theory in practice,” said Sarah Sasowsky, who has been part of the LGI LOS team for a few months now. Bernhard Vodermeier, who will soon be focusing more on LEAN management at the ITG, a subsidiary of LGI, adds: “I think the expert program is a great idea. I am looking forward to introducing the LEAN principles to my colleagues and using this to inspire them.” “We are using the program to root the LEAN philosophy even deeper in the LGI Group,” said Andreas Blind, Head of the LEAN Program (LOS). The goal is for optimization projects to be run independently, even in a decentralized environment. The first wave of qualifications will likely continue until February 2018. The program will then be continued further. *What is LEAN management? LEAN management aims to control measures in a way that reduces waste in processes. A continuous improvement process should make everyday work better for employees in the specific division. This can result in paths in the warehouse becoming shorter. At the same time, LEAN measures can make processes more flexible and stable. The LOS (LGI Operating System) department is putting the LEAN philosophy into practice at LGI.   Author. Julian Valachovic [post_title] => LGI is training LEAN Experts [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => lgi-is-training-lean-experts [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-12-03 09:36:49 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-12-03 08:36:49 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.lgi.de/?p=2157 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [11] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2155 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-10-12 14:10:00 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-10-12 12:10:00 [post_content] => HERRENBERG/MÜNCHEN (Germany). You are interested in the vision of an autonomours and automated warehouse? Then you should read our article about Industry 4.0 at LGI an dour robot named TORU...   Vision: “The first autonomous and automated warehouse in the world” is the vision behind the project. Before these high ambitions can become reality, the devices must be tested in real operating conditions. The robots will then be further developed based on the obtained data. “TORU” can move standardized loading units such as trays and boxes as well as individual items in exact numbers. The adaptive picker arms are capable of grasping different cuboid objects – from a small paperback book to a shoe box or a heavy dictionary. Then, the robot can place the object on its shelf and bring it directly to the shipping station. Innovation: What's unique about this system is the software that networks the technology and the sensors. “TORU” is a perception-driven robot, which means that it can use cameras, numerous sensors, and artificial intelligence to perceive and interpret its environment and make decisions. “TORU” thus fits permanently into the warehouse topology and workspaces shared with humans. It is also capable of learning. Sensors continuously record data about the environment. If “TORU” gets too close to anything, it reduces its speed or stops. The benefit: The robot can be utilized independent of working hours models, for example on an evening or night shift. “TORU” doesn't even need warehouse lighting, as it has integrated headlights and can light its work environment itself. The system's agile design is particularly innovative: The robot can be used in other departments without additional expense, and automatically familiarizes itself with them. This flexibility adds major value. The goal: First of all, the pilot project tests how the robot works in a practical environment. The aim of this process is to answer questions about how it behaves with people in the work environment, its stability and consistency in daily use, and the maturity of the technology in real world conditions. Secondly, the partners would like to see just how efficient the robot can be. Different scenarios are enacted here to gain insight into the ideal environment for the technology. “TORU” began live operation on October 10, after the robot technology was connected to the LogoS external warehouse management system by Gigaton, and the first positive tests and a brief familiarization period were completed.   Authors. Julian Valachovic & Thomas Bogner [post_title] => Industry 4.0 in action [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => industry-4-0-in-action [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-26 16:10:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-26 14:10:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.lgi.de/?p=2155 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [12] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2140 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-06-01 10:10:34 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-01 08:10:34 [post_content] => HERRENBERG (Germany). The back panels of the new LGI trailers will henceforth be outfitted with a fresh design. They flaunt in large font the LGI logo, with the addition ‘Member of the Elanders Group.’ The LGI now also has three trailers in the blue design of the LGI parent company Elanders, from Sweden. “With the new look, we pursue two targets: We want to make better use of our back panels by installing our logo in such a way that it is easier visible from a distance. And we want to express our ties to Elanders,” says Bernhard Jung, Division Manager of Freight Solutions. LGI has been part of the Elanders family for about a year. The Swedish company group is a global supplier for supply chain management, print & packaging, and e-commerce.   Author. Melanie Herr  [post_title] => Modern design for truck trailers [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => modern-design-for-truck-trailers [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-26 16:10:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-26 14:10:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.lgi.de/?p=2140 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [13] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2145 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-06-01 10:10:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-01 08:10:19 [post_content] => Maximilian Gamperling has been in office as Divisionmanager Health Care & Life Science for a year. We spoke with him about goals and challenges in the ongoing year - and the division’s new strategy. LGI: Hello, Maximilian. You’ve been with us for one year. What's been going on in your division since then? Maximilian: We've developed a strategy that focuses on medical technology. By setting this clear focus, we can grow in a successful, targeted manner. Moreover, we’ve extended our contract with Sysmex, a manufacturer of systems for laboratory diagnostics, and organized our Health Care & Life Science locations for future growth and more efficient processes. LGI: Why is the division focusing on medical technology? Maximilian: Our long-time customers come from medical technology and diagnostics. That is why we have our greatest expertise in this field, and can offer industry-specific logistical solutions and additional value added and repair services for these complex products. Furthermore, the medical technology industry is related to other LGI divisions, such as Electronics and Industrial, and thereby fits very well with our own industrial roots. LGI: Let's look one year into the future: what do you have planned and what challenges await you? Maximilian: We want to lay the foundation for long-term growth – and maybe even become the LGI poster child (winks). Our goal is to make our innovative services in the medical technology world better known. This includes, for example, our repair center for medical technology and diagnostics products, which we’ve embedded in a European distribution center. With this kind of innovative solutions, we can offer our customers a true added value. Of course, it’s also necessary to permanently further develop services, too. At the moment, our focus here is on the demo pool management. It’s about administration, preparation, and refurbishment of medical devices for demonstration purposes in the respective area of application. As industry-specific logistical specialists, we can minimize turnaround times and offer repairs, cleaning, transport, installation, and other services from one source. Furthermore, we’re currently concentrating very intensively on the effects of the new EU Medical Technology Regulation and its associated process adjustments. LGI: After one year, you’ve gotten to know LGI intensively: What do you think makes LGI special compared to other logistics experts? Maximilian: People recognize LGI for its industrial roots, which means we don't tick like a classic logistics expert. Beyond that, we have an unusual LEAN culture. The LGI culture overall, with its open discussions and high freedom of choice, is already something special.   Julian Valachovic conducted the interview. [post_title] => Interview with Maximilian Gamperling [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => interview-with-maximilian-gamperling [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-26 15:53:41 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-26 13:53:41 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.lgi.de/?p=2145 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [14] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2150 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-06-01 10:10:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-01 08:10:02 [post_content] => HERRENBERG/BOEBLINGEN (Germany). Anna-Lisa Noll is 21 years young, and now already has a truck driver’s license in her pocket. Just a few days ago, she passed her driver's test – and is thereby the first prospective commercial driver with a truck driver’s license in the LGI’s 22-year history. Anna-Lisa Noll has been with LGI in Böblingen since September 2016. There, she began her three-year apprenticeship as a commercial driver. “Back then I was looking for jobs online, and LGI just fitted,” she explains. Anna-Lisa Noll belongs to LGI’s first group of young commercial drivers. The logistics’ expert has offered the apprenticeship as a commercial driver for the first time in 2016. The fact that she wanted to become a commercial driver has to do with her father, for one thing. “He used to drive trucks himself, and took me along to truck shows when I was five or six,” says the 21-year-old. For another, she’s always had fun driving. “For me, the truck is an office on wheels, and the job brings variety with it,” Anna-Lisa Noll says. In late April, the apprentice received her truck driver's license without trailers (C). The test with trailers (CE) followed in early May. Both times, Anna-Lisa Noll had to pass a theoretical and practical test. During the driving test, subjects have to manage a ramp assignment, among other things. Backwards driving is simulated. “Two rows of cones were positioned that I had to drive between,” Anna-Lisa Noll remembers. “After they've gotten their driver's licenses, the apprentices drive smaller accompanied tours, and then first trips along with a smaller truck,” explains trainer Tobias Hämmerle. But driving a truck isn’t the only part of the commercial driver apprenticeship. The apprentices get to know the company's various routes and how to secure various loads. Beyond that, they get organizational insights into dispatch, storage, and the workshop.   Author. Julian Valachovic [post_title] => First for apprentices: An office on wheels [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => first-for-apprentices-an-office-on-wheels [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-26 16:11:37 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-26 14:11:37 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.lgi.de/?p=2150 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [15] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2135 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-02-09 10:05:41 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-09 09:05:41 [post_content] => Quick interview with the Chairman of the Executive Board, Dr Andreas Bunz, on the new financial year LGI: Andreas, 2016 was a very eventful year for LGI. Over the summer we got a new owner in Elanders, a global supplier of integrated solutions in the areas supply chain management, print  &  packaging and e-commerce. What do you expect this merger to bring in the new year? Andreas: The merger is a great opportunity for both sides: LGI can expand its operations into new regions and collaborate with new customers in the business environment in which Elanders and other companies within the majority shareholder, the Carl Bennet Group, operate. Elanders can rely on us as experts in contract and transport logistics in Europe. On the whole, our customers are the ones who will ultimately benefit, as they can access an even wider range of products from a single source. LGI: What was your personal impression of the change of ownership? Andreas: The whole process was very transparent and professional. This is evidenced by the speed of the process and the fact that there were no rumors or negative feedback from customers, coupled with the fact that our employees were always behind us. LGI: Are specific projects already in the pipeline about which you can tell us? Andreas: We launched a major project for an automotive manufacturer on February 1, 2017. Elanders will print the manuals, we will manage the logistics - by sorting the manuals depending on the equipment and customer requirements, and dealing with transport to various production plants. In addition, we will gradually take over transport consignments from the German Elanders site in Waiblingen, to be followed by other transport consignments from other locations. And, of course, there are other projects in the pipeline, although I cannot provide further details about them at this point. LGI: Let's take another look back at 2016. Did LGI achieve its growth targets? Andreas: With sales of more than EUR 442 million we are ahead of budget. However, the level of profit in some segments has deviated– we have to make up ground in these segments and the course has already been set for us to do so. LGI: And what are LGI’s plans for 2017? Andreas: Once again LGI would like to outperform the logistics market, in other words grow by a mid-single digit percentage. There will be a lot of exciting projects to come, about which we will definitely be able to say more in the coming months. LGI: Thank you for the interview!   Julian Valachovic conducted the interview. [post_title] => Interview with Dr. Andreas Bunz [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => interview-with-dr-andreas-bunz [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-27 13:49:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-27 11:49:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.lgi.de/?p=2135 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [16] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2133 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2016-03-14 14:05:46 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-03-14 13:05:46 [post_content] => HAMBURG (Germany). For the first time, LGI Logistics Group International GmbH has supported the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce in conducting its final examinations for warehouse logistics specialists. Between January 12-15, 2016, a total of 120 prospective warehouse logistics specialists took part in the winter examinations at the LGI site in Altenwerder. Following three years of training, they presented their final examinations to the supervisory board - and they can now officially bear the title, “Warehouse logistics specialist”. Within the framework of a project, three LGI apprentices under the leadership of Melanie Lachmann, undertook to take care of the candidates at the LGI site in Altenwerder: Jennifer Dahms, Pia Braasch, and Vincent Samel instructed the visitors on safety requirements, amongst other matters, and accompanied them to the examination rooms - for which they received praise from the Chamber of Commerce. Feedback from the candidates has been very positive. We can well imagine that LGI will help again with coordination next time.   Author. Julian Valachovic [post_title] => LGI supports Chamber of Commerce in Hamburg [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => lgi-supports-chamber-of-commerce-in-hamburg [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-26 16:05:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-26 14:05:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.lgi.de/?p=2133 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) )
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