In these times of Industry 4.0. logistics are becoming ever more important, as demands for delivery times to be more accurate and more flexible increase. Soon, all parts containers, materials handling and transport systems and even the materials themselves will need to be intelligent so that they can communicate with their surroundings and with machines and robots in downstream and upstream production and assembly processes, for example. For this very reason, CeMAT 2016, which will be held in Hannover, has chosen " Smart Supply Chain Solutions " as its lead theme and will therefore demonstrate how logistics processes will be managed in an automated and interconnected way in the future. The scope will extend far beyond just the optimisation of logistical processes. The digitalisation trend is revolutionising entire value chains and completely new business models are being created.
CeMAT, the world-leading trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management, takes place every two years. Around 1,000 exhibitors from around the world are expected at the next CeMAT trade fair.