tuesday 7 Marzo 2023Dalle 12:15 alle 13:45One more? Transitioning from warehousing 4.0 to 5.0: mind the gap


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Lunch Seminar in presence

Eric Grosse
Saarland University, Germany

Warehouses face new challenges in terms of efficiency, flexibility and service level fulfilment, in times of global crises. To deal with theseĀ challenges,Ā warehouse managers rely on both the flexibility of digitally assisted human work and the efficiency automated systems offer. Using emerging Industry 4.0 technologies for autonomization, automation, and worker assistance in warehousing has led to the emergence of different concepts, such as ā€œLogistics 4.0ā€.
These ā€œ4.0-developmentsā€ have significant implications for sustainability, which is among the strategic priorities of a company, as warehouse operations impact economic, environmental as well as social sustainability indicators within triple-bottom-line thinking. As warehouses are considered socio-technical systems, human factors and the interaction of workers with technology are essential for a successful operation. ConsideringĀ humanā€“machine interactionsĀ as well as related implications of technology usage on environmental indicators can ensure the development of sustainable and human-centered logistics systems within the vision ofĀ Industry 5.0.

Eric GrosseĀ is a Junior Professor and the Head of the Chair of Business Management and Digital Transformation in Operations Management at the Faculty of Human and Business Sciences at Saarland University, Germany. His research interests include sustainability in logistics and operations management with a focus on human-centric digital transformation. He has published in renowned international journals, such as the European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Business Logistics or International Journal of Operations and Production Management. He is an area editor of Operations Management Research and co-edited several special issues in international journals. He serves as a co-chair of IFAC TC 5.2 ā€˜Management and Control in Manufacturing and Logisticsā€™.

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martedƬ 7 Marzo 2023
Dalle 12:15 alle 13:45


Politecnico di Milano, Campus Bovisa - Edificio BL26/B, aula 0.19

Via R. Lambruschini 4/B, Milano


Politecnico di Milano