In the Soci­al Net­wor­ked Indus­try, humans and machi­nes will work toge­ther in net­works, sharing infor­ma­ti­on and com­mu­ni­ca­ting with each other. But which road must sci­ence and busi­ness take to ensu­re humans and machi­nes beco­me a team? More than 550 par­ti­ci­pants got to the bot­tom of this ques­ti­on at »Future Con­gress Logistics – 35th Dort­mund Talks« on 12 and 13 Sep­tem­ber 2017. The Indus­tri­al Data Space Asso­cia­ti­on was also the­re as an exhi­bi­tor.

Accord­ing to the mot­to of »Soci­al Net­wor­ked Indus­try – Men and Machi­nes as Part­ners of Logistics 4.0« the focus of the two-day event was on the world after the fourth indus­tri­al revo­lu­ti­on. For the 35th time the logistics indus­try addres­sed tech­no­lo­gies and busi­ness models that will shape the future at this con­gress orga­nis­ed by Fraun­ho­fer Insti­tu­te for Mate­ri­al Flow and Logistics IML and Effi­zi­enz­Clus­ter Logis­ti­kRuhr. The event also demons­tra­ted the lar­ge inno­va­ti­on poten­ti­al that can be gene­ra­ted by such a cul­tu­re – with start-ups pre­sen­ting their digi­tal logistics and pro­duc­tion solu­ti­ons in a com­pe­ti­ti­on for the Digi­tal Logistics Award.