Production Planning and Control of the Future

14/04/2021

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Second Expert Forum PPS will take place on June 17, 2021

  Pictures of the speaker Copyright: WZL/Krentz, IFA/Wyrwa, IGCV/Müller, IPMT The second Expert Forum on Production Planning and Control will take place on June 17, 2021

What will production planning and control look like in the future?

This question will be answered at the second Expert Forum on Production Planning and Control (PPS) on June 17, 2021, in Frankfurt on the Main and as a web conference. The event for specialists and managers of manufacturing companies will focus on the successful use of digital technologies for future-proof production planning and control.

Among other things, the benefits and potentials of Digital Shadows in production as well as the increasing importance of energy and ecology in the context of production planning and control will be addressed. The question that has arisen in the wake of the Corona pandemic as to how production planning and control must be designed to be efficient, customer-oriented and at the same time robust in the future will also be discussed.

Keynote speeches by Prof. Günther Schuh (Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen), Prof. Peter Nyhuis (IFA ­ Institute for Factory Systems and Logistics of Leibniz University Hannover), Prof. Hermann Lödding (IPMT ­ Institute of Production Management and Technology of Hamburg University of Technology) and Prof. Johannes Schilp (Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV Augsburg) will highlight the current state of research.

  Participants from behind Copyright: IFA Join the discussion on the Future of Production Planning and Control ­on-site, in Frankfurt on the Main, or digitally

They will be complemented and supplemented by practical insights from Prof. Katja Windt (Member of the Management Board, SMS Group GmbH) and Dr. Rawina Varandani (Head of Master Planning Western Europe, Henkel AG & CO KGaA).

In addition to the keynote speeches, the focus will be on networking and exchange between the participants. For this purpose, there will be discussion rounds with the speakers and networking breaks, which will take place digitally and on site.

The one-day hybrid event is organized by the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University, together with the IFA ­ Institute for Factory Systems and Logistics of Leibniz University Hannover, the IPMT ­ Institute of Production Management and Technology of Hamburg University of Technology and the Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV Augsburg.

For more information on how to participate, please visit the website of the Expert Forum on Production Planning and Control.