GEBHARDT presents first research results of iSLT.NET
The intelligent load carrier of tomorrow
The first steering group meeting of the project iSLT.NET, a network for intelligent, modular special load carriers, took place just six months after the project was launched. In the technology center of the Landshut University in Dingolfing, intermediate results were presented and the course was set for the next steps.
A few days before, the project team met the cooperation partner Dräxlmaier in Vilsbiburg with the lead partner of the German Center for Aerospace e. V. (DLR), Mr. Gerd Hembach, as well as Mr. Peter Gabriel from the accompanying research of the Institute for Innovation and Technology. Topics included the discussion of the interim results and the official launch of the second work package, the conceptual phase.
On July 27th, 2017, the iSLT.NET steering group, consisting of Dr. Andreas Sachs (GEBHARDT Logistic Solutions), Frank Geilhausen (BMW), Prof. Dr. Jörg Elsenbach (Dräxlmaier), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner (TU Munich), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Willibald Günthner (TU Munich) and Dr. Roland Fischer (Fraunhofer Institute) with host Prof. Sebastian Meissner (Landshut College) in Dingolfing. The panel of professors, directors and department heads from industry consults the project team on various topics and discusses the interim results. Dr. Roland Fischer shows himself motivated: "We are doing something completely new! We have new partners! A new business model, a fundamental change."
The project managers presented initial analyzes and concepts for actual processes, requirements for services, information and communication technologies as well as IT architecture and application scenarios. Martin Graßl, iSLT project manager, explains the contents of the next work packages: "In the coming months, we are pushing ahead with the development of a concept for target processes and services as well as for a complete technical system. In addition, GEBHARDT's project workers are already developing the individual modules of the load carrier and selecting an Internet of Things technology. At the end of October, we will again present the results to the steering group."
Dr. Andreas Sachs summarized: "The intelligent load carrier of tomorrow is no longer fiction. Our team is rapidly approaching the research objectives and the first prototype will soon be in the test phase."
ISLT.NET designs, implements and evaluates a network for intelligent, modular special load carriers. A cross-company, networked IT and communications infrastructure is created to gain more transparency about the logistic process. Another part of the project is the development of new business models for the use of load carriers. The reconfigurability of the containers creates innovative operating models: Pooling, pay-per-use.
Caption: Meet of iSLT.NET steering group at the Dingolfing site of Landshut University of Applied Sciences © University of Landshut