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Experience Up-Close IoT and Logistics 4.0

Visit our virtual booth and discover pragmatic IoT solutions and scalable managed services for the digital transformation of the supply chain.

The digitization of the value chain is a key factor for success. Real-time visibility into the supply chain enables completely new approaches in the control of production and transport. Advanced options such as predictive analytics can even facilitate automated recommendations for action.

ICS first presented the concept of "Logistics 4.0" with its SCM NETworkers at the Logimat 2014. The IoT platform allows extensive digitization and networking in production, logistics and service. The new technological possibilities are paving the way for new processes and business models. Networking is therefore a competitive advantage that pushes mere cost factors into the background.

What does rapid business digitization mean for your business? What current technologies and automation processes can prepare you for digital transformation and lead the way to growth and internationalization?

ICS Group stands ready to provide support as a partner in the process of digital transformation and will give answers at the LogiMAT 2016 by showing pragmatic solutions you can touch.

In the Internet of Things (IoT), objects, smart devices and smart sensors communicate independently with each other. While in the manufacturing industry the focus is on factories, machinery, production equipment and sensor networks, consumer-oriented IoT focuses on people and animals, domestic appliances and consumer electronics, products assortments, including vehicles and many other objects. All objects are digitized and consistently interconnected so that they can interact autonomously.

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Logistics 4.0 - Digital Networking in the Supply Chain

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Preventive IT services provide proactive management and more productive use of IT infrastructure. Manage proactively and preventatively your entire IT infrastructure and control the IT lifecycle management, or take advantage of the ICS Managed Services.

Companies often lack transparency into the existing hardware infrastructure. New equipment is purchased for a particular location, while at other locations available equipment is not used. Companies need solutions for the addition of new hardware as well as for proactive control of the existing hardware portfolio. With regard to compliance, mobile device management (MDM) enables central management and control of the associated licenses. The IT lifecycle management of the ICS Group is process driven.

Trouble-free and high-performance operation of IT structures is the focus of managed services such as IT procurement, deployment, maintenance, water disposal and proactive monitoring.

MDM, combined with the IT service management software ServiceNow, provides a holistic solution within the IT lifecycle management. Either on-premise or as a hosted variant, IT managers gain access to their entire hardware pool.


The IoT Suite SCM NetWorker® integrates systems and new IT hardware technologies such as smart sensors, leading to increased security and added value, as well as lower costs in logistics processes.

IoT Production – Preventive Shop Floor Services
Unplanned production disruptions result in downtime and ultimately lost productivity. Individual components for the identification and validation of individual packages and pallets are an important part of the production process. Proactive monitoring through smart devices enables preventive and responsive services to ensure an optimized production process.

IoT Logistics – Dynamic Outdoor Logistics
The IoT platform SCM NetWorker with Outdoor Track & Trace automatically collects and provides position data for the picking process. Smart IT components in the transport and storage solution enable dynamic block storage structures. Labor expenses for location and item search as well as for transfers can be saved.

IoT Service – Order Manager Service
IoT platform SCM NetWorker connects corporate customers, employees and subcontractors through SMART IT technology in a simple and device-independent manner. The paperless settlement increases transparency of orders and their processing status, as well as of stocks in service vehicles and small parts storages.

In the area of software development and integration, ICS is now an official SAP partner since the beginning of March. A key area of the partnership is the SAP® HANA Cloud platform. On the basis of this platform, SAP® "Fiori like" Apps are designed to mobilize existing SAP processes through the cloud and enable new user experiences.

ICS Group integrates sustainable SAP® solutions in production, logistics and services for SAP® S4/HANA, SAP® EWM, SAP® MM & WM and SAP® Predictive Analysis.

The logistics portfolio comprises optimizations in the field picking strategies, packaging, shipping and truck control systems.

Key areas in production are Track & Trace, WIP and management of containers. The manufacturing cockpit provides an overview of production orders, key figures and manufacturing processes. The area Services provides solutions for Plant Maintenance, Customer Service and Predictive Maintenance & Analysis.

At LogiMAT 2016, ICS Group presents its first Smartwatch with mobile dialogs, a standalone device used without additional hardware that is set to revolutionize industrial environments. The latest-generation Smartwatch has an integrated mobile chip that considerably reduces its operational costs and opens the door for interesting mobile business applications.

Applications in logistics, such as goods receipt and picking, will be shown at Stand B20 in Hall 7. Employees receive the priority jobs to be processed on a large display on the wrist.

In combination with a headset, voice-based communications – without additional smartphone – is possible.

First pilot customer of ICS are enthusiastic about the Smartwatch: "We see its use in picking, where our employees can process orders hands-free and efficiently. For example, in small-parts warehouse and cooling areas, the Smartwatch provides distinct advantages when it comes to investment costs compared to current industrial solutions," explains the IT manager of a leading food manufacturer and wholesaler.

Innovations in shipping logistics: Thanks to the ICS Intelligent & Secure Packaging Solution, the matching outer packaging is automatically selected for shipping and the optimized packaging process is controlled. To avoid free-of-charge replacement deliveries or credit notes, automatic documentation by video is made. Increased packaging ­speed and reduced load volume lead to more efficiency in the delivery. The "intelligent packaging" can be seen in live applications at the LogiMAT 2016 in Hall 7 on stand B20.

Often, too much secondary packaging is used in shipments or even several parcels are shipped for a single order. The new packaging module "ICS Intelligent Packaging" is the perfect tool to select the optimum shipping carton for the shipping order. This enables users to achieve significant cost savings in software packaging and shipping.

The module "ICS Secure Packaging" automatically records the packaging of the actual goods at the packing station via video image. Each delivery order is documented and enables immediate identification in the event of a customer complaint by linking the operational data with the video data: The goods leave the company after the delivery has been completely picked. An image on the delivery note forestalls any complaints.

ICS Group will exclusively exhibit one of the most robust code readers worldwide. Rough environmental conditions and handling of handheld code readers, including falls from a height, are likely in many industrial sectors. With the new ID Hammer of di-soric Solutions GmbH & Co. KG, ICS Group exclusively presents at the LogiMAT a novelty in the field of bar code scanning that sets entirely new standards in terms of speed, flexibility, ergonomics and guaranteed service life. The ID Hammer can be tested at Stand B20 in Hall 7. As a solution integrator, ICS will provide advice on use and applications.


The unique handheld reader ID Hammer is made of a highly resistant, lightweight aircraft aluminum.
Integrated in the impact-resistant casing are the latest technologies in hardware and software for safe and quick reading of 1D, and in particular 2D codes, of all kinds with the highest read rates. The world's first and most robust handheld ID reader with metal housing is unique in the industry.

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We see ourselves as solution providers for sustainable process optimization. Our competencies are integration, consulting and managed services for IT solutions in the supply chain. Our products and solutions offer high benefits as we optimize company processes by working hand in hand with our customers. You benefit from our many years of international project expertise that spans all industries and company sizes. Through software, hardware and services, we are able to meet your challenges with innovative solutions from a single source. We make suggestions that are aimed at achieving your vision, together.

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