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LIGNA Conference 2016

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Integrated Manufacturing in the Woodworking Industries - the Woodworking Community on its way to Industry 4.0 with an interesting program and top experts.

Program day 1– Moderator: Andreas Kuhnt
Time Tuesday, May 3, 2016
15:00 Registration, Welcome Coffee, company presentations
15:30 Welcome, Opening
Dr. Bernhard Dirr, Managing Director, VDMA German Woodworking Machinery Association
Dr. Jochen Köckler, Member of the Board, Deutsche Messe AG
Keynotes – Block 1
15:50 New opportunities by Industry 4.0 – increase of efficiency and business models in plant and engineering
Timothy Kaufmann, Business Development Internet of Things (IoT)
SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG
16:30 Changing requirements for Würth – digitilization of the value chain
Markus Kuhbach, Head of Division Wood, Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG
16:55 Impact of Industry 4.0 on our everyday lives
Per Berggren, Manager Industrial Strategies, IKEA Industry
17:40 Networking Event, Company Presentations
Deutsche Messe AG cordially invites you to attend a friendly get-together complete with refreshments and finger food. This is a great opportunity for you to make and renew contacts in a relaxed setting. It’s also a chance for you to engage with LIGNA Conference Technology Partners, participating companies*, speakers and, of course, your industry peers to reflect on the integrated-production insights, views and issues presented at the Conference.
* The companies running table top presentations will be announced in the lead-up to the Conference at
Program day 2 – Moderator: Andreas Kuhnt
Time Wednesday, May 4, 2016
08:30 Company presentations
Block 2– "Best Practices"
09:00 Welcome, introduction
09:15 The right qualification for professionals in an Industry 4.0 environment
Olaf Katzer, Leiter Head of International Job Family Development
Volkswagen Akademie / Volkswagen AG
10:00 The furniture market in times of digital transformation – from manufacturing to the customer: data processing and conditions for successful online business
Arne Stock, COO, Einrichten & Wohnen AG
10:25 Modular machine concepts for handling applications in woodworking machinery
Kay Willerich, Head of Profit Center Controls Lenze Automation GmbH
10:50 Coffee Break and company presentations
11:30 Digitilization: Identification of improvement potentials within a growing international production network
Stefan Schulte, Head of Product Development
12:00 And who talks to my machine? Experiences of a special machine builder
Ferdinand Hasse, Vice President Manufacturing Solutions
Block 3 – "Best Practices Today"
12:25 The 7 building blocks to a connected factory
Dieter Rezbach, Managing Director, Lignum Consulting GmbH
12:50 Assembly 4.0 – how do new technologies change the nature of work in assembly
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Hinrichsen, Industrial Engineering
Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe
13:15 Lunch Break and company presentations
14:15 Panel Discussion,
Chaired by: Tino Eggert, möbelfertigung (Holzmann Verlag),
Christian Närdemann, BM (Konradin Verlag)

What are the implications of Industry 4.0 for the woodworking sector?

Gregor Baumbusch, Member of the Board, Michael WEINIG AG
Andreas Bischoff, Head of Sales, IMA Klessmann GmbH
Luigi De Vito, SCM Group Machinery Division Director, SCM Group
Jürgen Köppel, Member of the Board, HOMAG Group AG
Bernd Kressmann, Chairman of the Board of Management, JELD-WEN Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Mauro Pede, System Sales Director, Biesse Group
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Prekwinkel, Member of the Board, imos AG
Dieter Rezbach, Managing Director, Lignum Consulting GmbH
Christoph Rieke, Operations Manager, Steelcase Werndl AG
Stefan Sieber, Industry Manager Wood Industries, Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Frank Westermann, Managing Director, WESTERMANN Karl Westermann GmbH & Co. KG
15:15 From “lean production” to “integrated production”: practical implementation
Christoph Rieke, Operations Manager, Steelcase Werndl AG
15:40 Caravanning – customization takes the road
Werner Vaterl, Managing Director
Knaus Tabbert GmbH
16:05 Managing complexity in relation to short delivery times
Bernd Kressmann, Chairman of the Board of Management
JELD-WEN Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
16:30 Conclusion and Summary
appx.16:45 End of Conference