With almost every company taking a different approach towards digital automation, a grounded and manageable solution that functions on multiple levels is key. Instead of focusing on artificial intelligence, production processes need to determine which data is important - and which isn't - for each application and procedure.
Flavor and nutrition specialist Symrise is a company that shines as a best-practice example of digital automation implementation. Following Production Manager Dr Ludwig Tumbrink's speech, CEO Werner Felten will talk about why digitalization is first and foremost a management task. Felten Group Consultant Konrad Steinmetz will then comment on the most promising entry points for automation, tracking and tracing data. Furthermore, Pimacon CEO Hans-Peter Kopp will address how much money a company can save by avoiding complicated workflows and inefficient staff or machine deployment. The professional training of specialists is paramount for effective digital automation.
10:00-10:10 Opening and Chair:
Michael Benner, KIN-Lebensmittelinstitut e. V.
10:10-10:30 Best practice: build confidence - think in processes - transformation of vertical digitalization
Dr. Ludwig Tumbrink, Produktionsleiter Symrise AG
10:30-10:50 All begins with strategy - digitalisation is a management job
Werner Felten, Geschäftsführer Felten Group
10:50-11:10 Costs and benefits - where do we really burn money - payoffs of stepwise digitalization
Hans-Jürgen Kopp, Geschäftsführer Pimacon GmbH
11:10-11:30 What about food safety 4.0
Michael Benner, KIN-Lebensmittelinstitut e. V., Neumünster, Germany
11:30-11:50 Tracking and tracing - identifying and searching for best entry points
Konrad Steinmetz, Senior Consultant Felten Group
11:50-12:00 Summary and closing