VDMA LabTour I40
As part of the “Lab Tour I40“ the National Association NRW and the VDMA Industry 4.0 forum invited industry representatives to visit the logistics cluster. After an introduction to the topic of Dr. Roland Stolte of ProduktionNRW, Dr. Thomas Gartzen, the manager of the Demonstrationsfabrik Aachen explained the Aachen perspective in “Industry 4.0”. Of course, the research developments of the Cluster of Excellence “Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries”, which are also partially integrated in the logistics cluster and the local Demonstrationsfabrik, could not be missing on this subject. Managing Director Denis Özdemir outlined the current COE research projects with focus on the core issue “Industry 4.0” inter alia using the example of the WOPS project for the value stream oriented production control. During the tour of the Demonstrationsfabrik Aachen the visitors could inspect the value chain in real production environment, which serves to research on production systematic and logistic questions based on empirical data.