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MES Conference - 2013 Production-Oriented IT on the Road to “Industry 4.0”

The MES Efficient Production Conference will be staged for the 5th time at HANNOVER MESSE 2013. In keeping with the exhibition headline theme “Integrated Industry”, the emphasis of the two-day event organized by Deutsche Messe will be on the role of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) in increasing the efficiency of production operations.

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The fitfh MES Conference – a major highlight of the Digital Factory and Industrial Automation shows at HANNOVER MESSE – is scheduled to take place on 10 and 11 April 2013 in the on-site Convention Center.
The fitfh MES Conference – a major highlight of the Digital Factory and Industrial Automation shows at HANNOVER MESSE – is scheduled to take place on 10 and 11 April 2013 in the on-site Convention Center.
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Producers engaged in discrete manufacturing as well as companies in the process industry are the target audience for the Conference which is held in conjunction with the Digital Factory and Industrial Automation shows. Field reports will be the major vehicle of communication. Production management professionals and IT Managers will share lessons learned from the deployment of production-oriented IT systems. Talks from the research community will provide an insight into market and technology trends. MES in discrete manufacturing will be the major topic on April 10th. Starting at 1:30 P.M., six speakers will give presentations on the following topics in Room 15/16 at the Convention Center:

  • “Manufacturing Execution Systems as a Competitive Factor", Professor Norbert Gronau, Chairman of the Business Information Systems Dept. at the Univ. of Potsdam
  • “Production Management in the Metal Packaging Industry”, Patrick Schick, Quality Management, Blechwaren Limburg and Uwe Wonsack, Production, Blechwaren Limburg
  • “Multi-Site Coordination with the Aid of Production-Oriented IT”, Dirk Festerling, IT Manager, Hotset
  • “Production Intelligence: From Data Acquisition to Process Optimization“, Adnan Karabegovic, Director MES/Process IT Kronprinz GmbH
  • “One-Piece Flow in Gas Equipment Production“, Roland Essmann, Lab Controls Manager /Project Manager, MES Elster GmbH

A day later on April 11th the focus of the Conference will shift to the Process Industry. Starting at 1:30 P.M., another six speakers will be sharing information on the following topics, this time in Room 3 at the Convention Center:

  • “Production-Oriented IT on the Road to Industry 4.0”, Professor Detlef Zühlke, Scientific Director, Innovative Factory Systems, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
  • “Production and Quality Best Practice in the Medical Equipment Industry”, Uwe Kemmer, Production Manager, Ceramtec GmbH
  • “Flexible Standards - Success Factor for Global Rollouts“, Markus Wittig, Head of Supply Chain Management & Operations, Chemetall GmbH
  • “Planning a Complex MES Project”, Jochen Kühl, Operations Process Engineering, Sasol Wax GmbH and Dr. Udo Enste, Managing Director, Leikon GmbH
  • “Leveraging MES to Exploit Optimization Potential in the Process Industry", Hisham K. Mubarak, Senior Automation Manager BASF SE

The moderator will be PROCESS Online Manager Frank Jablonski. By staging this event in collaboration with the Association of German Engineers, the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), NAMUR (international user association for automation in the process industry) and the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association (ZVEI), the HANNOVER MESSE will be providing a cross-industry insight into the deployment of MES systems at industrial companies.

Thanks to sponsorship by Invensys und Yokogawa who will be available on the sidelines at the event for discussions on MES solutions, admission to the MES Conference will be free of charge for persons in possession of a valid admission ticket (but registration might be needed/The Conference will be held in German only). More information on HANNOVER MESSE 2013 is available at our Landingpage.

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