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05.11.2018 - 12:10:33

3rd LogCoop Innovation Day

LEAN attracts attention of logistics industry

Upon invitation of LogCoop GmbH, the ZLV Chair of Transport Systems and Logistics (TUL) has presented the research project LEAN (Development of Lightweight Storage and Retrieval Machines on the basis of Cable Robot Technology from North Rhine-Westphalia) at the 3rd LogCoop Innovation Day in Duisburg on September 11th, 2018. The event running under the theme “Digital business – perspectives for SMEs” was attended by more than a 100 visitors and focused on general strategies of digital transformation and various digital business models in the transportation and logistics sector as well as on several solutions from the areas Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics and Robotics.

As part of the agenda, Cyril Alias, researcher at the TUL department, presented results from the research project LEAN on the topic “automated mini-load warehousing with cable robots”. In addition, Jens Diepebruck, managing director of mercatronics GmbH and project manager of LEAN, demonstrated to the audience a mini-scale model of the cable robot system. The project generated a fair amount of interest among the practitioners so that various appointments for further development of the system in an industrial setting have been agreed upon.
Bernd Noche, chairholder of TUL and Board Chairman of ZLV, was satisfied with the interest from the industry: “The positive perception of the project and its practicable results indicates the good work in the research project and particularly the industry-oriented and effective orientation of the development towards the needs of later users in transportation and logistics practice.”
LogCoop GmbH is a network of small- and medium-sized forwarders and logistics services providers cooperating in the fields of procurement, marketing, and sales. According to its own information, LogCoop has 120 members with a total of 3.1 million square meters of storage space and 8,500 tractors and features dynamic growth. The legally independent enterprises join forces in LogCoop in order to exploit synergies, share knowledge, enjoy efficiency gains, and increase competitiveness.
The research project LEAN has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund and the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) as part of the leading market competition “Mobility & Logistics NRW” under grant agreement EFRE-0800365.

LogCoop CEO Marc Possekel opens the event:

Cyril Alias from the TUL Chair presents results of the LEAN project

Even during lunch, the vivid discussion did not stop:

Contact: Cyril Alias (0203 379 705,