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HANNOVER MESSE 2019

From April 1 to 4, HANNOVER MESSE will once again be opening its doors to thousands of technology enthusiasts. Current trends such as Industrial Intelligence, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Cobots and Predictive Maintenance await visitors.

In the so-called "Digital Factory", the house of digital pioneers, you will find answers to your IT questions in industry. Hall 7 covers the entire spectrum of software topics such as business software, SCM solutions, IT solutions and consulting and embedded systems.

Meet the ICS Group at the partner booth of Panasonic Germany, in hall 7 / booth B45. Find out about solutions for the digitization and automation of your business processes as well as individual Managed Services. We look forward to the dialogue with you.

HANNOVER MESSE 2019

LogiMAT 2019: visitor records, megatrends and sustainable real-time logistics

With a record number of 61,000 trade visitors, three eventful days at LogiMAT 2019 came to an end last Thursday, 21 February. The megatrend of digitalization and industry 4.0. was taken into account by the solutions for sustainable real-time logistics at the ICS Group booth. These attracted a great deal of interest from the specialist audience and provided for exciting discussions.

The Android mascot of the ICS Group also attracted great attention, informing visitors about Android solutions and concepts for the mobile supply chain.

ICS Group booth at LogiMAT 2019

LogiMAT 2019: ICS Group presents integrative Solutions for the Digital Supply Chain

In Hall 8 / Stand A21, companies from all industries and of all sizes can discover innovative concepts and integrative solutions that network, automate and optimize the individual supply chain across the board. ICS will present its unique real-time transport control system "ICS eTLS®", which analyzes, controls and optimizes the entire plant traffic, as a top solution at the exhibition stand. We will also show portfolio innovations in the areas of warehouse management software, warehouse automation & robotics, labelling, transport telematics and services for industry 4.0.

Integrative Solutions for the digital Supply Chain

In addition, visitors to the exhibition stand can look forward to a live event in which the productivity advantages of the latest mobile technologies and IoT devices are demonstrated up close and can be measured "in figures". In addition, ICS will advise on concepts for mobile IT infrastructures, which often require urgent action on the part of the users, not least against the background of the change in the mobile operating system sector.

Find out now what awaits the visitor at the trade fair stand.

CIO Applications Europe Interview with Hans-Jörg Tittlbach, CEO ICS Group

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It is crucial for companies to ensure high availability, performance, and security of IT processes across their entire supply chain considering the growing complexities in IT systems. Germany-based ICS Group addresses this challenge by providing sustainable process optimization through integration, consulting, and managed services. The company delivers individual solutions with preconfigured functions for mixed and vendor-independent mobile device architectures along with IoT infrastructures.


Considering the varied IT needs of organizations, ICS combines standardized and customized solutions together with the process benchmarking knowledge of more than 4,000 implemented projects. >> Continue reading


ICS is the specialist for customized and integrative solutions, which perfectly fit client’s needs and challenges to create new and real value-added services, Hans-Jörg Tittlbach, CEO of ICS Group


 

For the third time in a row the ICS Group wins the Telematik Award.

The ICS Group (ICS) was awarded the Telematik Award 2018 in the category warehouse logistics on September 22nd, 2018.For the third time in a row, ICS is one of the lucky winners to receive the coveted Telematik Award for its development achievements in the fields of "Transport and Logistics" and "Human Telematics".

The ICS Group won the top award of the telematics industry, which is well known throughout the industry,for its innovative real-time transport control system "ICS eTLS®" and successfully prevailed in the field of over 270 submitted solutions. This year there are a total of 13 lucky winners in eleven categories, for which two special prizes were awarded.

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José da Silva, Chief Sales Officer, accepts the award on behalf of the ICS Group.

Symposium ITH 2018 of the Innovative Retail Lab (IRL) of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

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Together with its partners MetraLabs & Qopius, the ICS Group develops and implements individual and integrative robotics solutions for retail and logistics. The bundling of the respective corporate competencies and know-how fields results in a strong alliance with which you can shape your digital transformation in the store and warehouse. You benefit from tailor-made solutions that ensure seamless process transparency in real time and provide new value-added services for your customers. For example, use a service robot to automatically detect shelf gaps, missing stocks and incorrect price labels and transmit them to your MRP/ERP in real time.

Learn first-hand about the latest trends and developments in retail. Meet the ICS Group at the symposium ITH 2018 and experience Robotics at first hand.

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Your advantages:

  • 60% improved staff productivity
  • Increased shopper satisfaction due to better assortments
  • Up to 5% sales uplift due to out-of-stock reduction

Review LogiMAT 2018

We look back on a successful LogiMAT from 13 - 15 March 2018 in Stuttgart - with many professional discussions on digitization in the cross-company supply chain. The ICS Group, as a solution partner for digital transformation in medium-sized companies and corporations, presented the ACTING Supply Chain at its booth. Visitors at the booth could experience live, how innovative digitization platforms, software, technologies and services interlock to ensure self-controlling processes and process optimization in real time.

The latest mobility hardware for efficient real-time data management in indoor and outdoor areas was also presented at the booth. Here you can experience the latest premium devices once again in Augmented Reality (AR) with the 3DQR App.

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Simply scan code, install the free app and discover the next generation of mobile hardware.

We look forward to continuing the dialogue with you at further events and in person at your location.

Impressions LogiMat 2018

ServiceNow: Unique Cloud Platform for efficient Workflows

The ICS Group and ServiceNow seal a strategic partnership to bundle the competences of both companies in digitization of big and mid-sized companies. ServiceNow provides an unique Cloud-Platform to show workflows for e. g. customer service, security operatios and HR in real-time. The ICS Group provides with its process competence and multinational service desk in Berlin efficient solutions for the digital transformation, that can be scaled fast.

ServiceNow Express: The attractive Entry Solution for integrated Workflow Management

ServiceNow Express is the economic enterprise solution for medium-sized enterprises and integrates already in the standard version a completley set of IT service management applications.

ServiceNow Express puts you in a position to distribute work efficiently, to do and if necessary to escalate it - over deparement borders and locations. With ServiceNow Express you can measure the productivity of your team and monitor the valuation of your services at any time.

Are you interested? Then secure now a cost-free demo version to test ServiceNow in detail. Use our web contact form or contact us by phone or email.

Telefon +49 30 473 920 200   or E-Mail future@ics-group.eu
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ServiceNow Express – Standard Functions:

  • Incident, Problem, Change and Request Management
  • Asset Management inclusive Discovery, Tracking and individueller Konfiguration
  • Self-Service Portal
  • Knowledge Database
  • Reports and Dashboards

Tailor-made Digitization

In this 3D animation we show, how the ICS Group optimize as an provider of individual process analysis, consulting and solution concepts your value chain. We support you with innovative business process optimizations in the fields of production, logistics, service, supply chain management and collaboration processes. 

Our goal is, to choose the right tools from the ICS Group (infrastructure, automation, software and services) to concept and realize "Supply Chain Excellence".

On the basis of examples from the practice, we can show the development of "Supply Chain Excellence" with this animation: Customer and supplier data will be connected and with other factors, which influence the company, intelligent combined. So "Advanced Analytics" arise - bases for the strategical, tactical and operative decision, which optimize your production and supply chain. You will maximize your profit and improve your market position.

NowForum 2017 - ICS shows supply chain solutions with ServiceNow

14.11.2017, Kap Europa, Frankfurt am Main

The NowForum Frankfurt 2017 of the enterprise cloud company ServiceNow presents new possibilities how you can improve your company-wide service processes, in e.g. IT, HR and customer service. At the free one-day-event, you can listen to inspirational speeches from digitization leaders, engage in intensive networking and learn from case studies, to drive your success forward with light speed.

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This year’s novelty is the Genius Lounge, where you can enter into dialogue with the ServiceNow experts. For half an hour you can ask all your questions about the products and solutions and test the ServiceNow collaboration platform.

Visit ICS at ExpoNow and let our experts advise you on individual and sustainable solutions with ServiceNow in global supply chains. For example, ServiceNow guarantees reliable on-site services for CARE Labeling & Marking - the operator model for highly available industry 4.0 labeling & marking processes at your logistics locations.

You can also experience the humanoid Robot Pepper, live on site. He symbolizes innovative human-machine processes.

Make an appointment for your ICS expert talk on the NowForum 2017. Please contact us using the contact form at the end of this page or by phone / e-mail.

Phone 0800 0833844 or E-mail info@ics-group.eu
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Innovative supply chain solutions with ServiceNow: Visit ICS at the ExpoNow exhibition.

Digitization NOW! NowForum 2017

Telematics Award 2017: ICS Group is one of the winners.

The ICS Group (ICS) was awarded the Telematics Award 2017 in the category "Connected Living" on September 3, 2017 for its "ICS solutions with Pepper".
ICS is one of the “glorious ten” winners who got the prestigious award for its developments in the human-telematic sector. The organizer of the event, media group telematic-markt.de, and the patroness, Dilek Kolat, Berlin senator for health, care and equality, invited to the IFA in Berlin to celebrate the award ceremony of 2017. An independent jury of experts selected the winners in 10 categories from 20 solutions, which were nominated for the award from a total of 123 institutions.

Telematik Award 2017

The Telematics Award 2017 was dedicated to the paradigm shift in the health care system, where the challenges of the “digital transformation” are big, too. New solutions are required, which make “BIG DATA” efficient and integrate processes intelligently, to serve customers’ and patients’ needs tailored to each target group.
The ICS Group is one of the leading innovators in the industry, not least because of the award. Across all industries, ICS supports medium-sized businesses as well as large groups in digital transformation through individual digitization consulting and sustainable digitalization solutions – from robotics to supply chain software, IoT platforms and technologies to managed IT services.

We are very pleased that we received the Telematic Award 2017 and would like to thank the organizer with partners and congratulate all other winners.

To the winners' view on the organizers’ website.

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David Poche, Director Remote Solutions, ICS Group, received the award for the company.

Review LogiMAT 2017

We are looking back with you to LogiMAT 2017 in Stuttgart from 14 to 16 March. Like the organiser was excited to achieve 50,000 visitors, the ICS Group we are also pleased about the high interest at their fair booth.

The fair proves that the digital change moves the logistics! Experience (again), how tailor-made digitization optimize your supply chain. Immerse for that into our virtual fair booth, which we present for the first time as a VR application. 

Start now the journey to the future with your LogiMAT Review.
We wish you a lot of enjoyment.

 

Innovative Business Smartwatch

Provider in production, logistics, sale and service will be able to manage data mobile and hands-free - completley self-sufficient without using any other hardware. For that you just have to wear a powerful Android Smartwatch in industry standard with mobil communications and WLAN. The mobile dialogues on the touchdisplay be made by the integrated business app "4mobile".

Because of the high flexible mobile business framework of the software customized mobile transactions can be made without a great effort. Connected to IT systems like SAP® ERP, Stradivari® WMS or service platform ServiceNow®, the 4mobile Business Smartwatch will become the economic alternative for data management with classic handhelds / tablets.

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ICS Group is one of the winners of the Telematik Award 2016

More than 215 viewers visit the second largest event of the IAA commercial vehicle - the presentation of the Telematik Award 2016. They followed highly anticipated the announcement of the 13 winner Telematik solutions and got new recognitions in the panel discussion "From the storage to subcontractor to the customer - the fully connected supply chain" of topics like supply chain, telematic start-ups and autonomic driving. 

The ICS Group won a price for its 4mobile Business Smartwatch solution and is so one of the happy thirteen winners of 256 filings. 

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Industry 4.0 – the Future of the Supply Chain

Digitization and automation in the entire logistics chain.

How do supply-chain processes look like in the industry 4.0 era?

The editorial staff of Trend Report, a business magazine and supplement of the prestigious financial newspaper Handelsblatt, spoke with Lars Schmermbeck, Regional Channel Manager DACH Region at ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES, and Hans-Jörg Tittlbach, ICS Group CEO, about future value chains. The following interview was published on 26 October 2015 in the Handelsblatt/Trend Report.

 

Hans-Jörg Tittlbach, CEO ICS Group

Hans-Jörg Tittlbach, CEO ICS Group

All experts agree that Industry 4.0 will change logistics. Mr. Tittlbach, what is a logistics process in the Industry 4.0 era?
Hans-Jörg Tittlbach: Logistics in the age of industry 4.0 is essentially based on dynamic, autonomous processes with smart shipments and load carriers. Let me show this with the example of a package that is shipped to a customer. The package is equipped with intelligence; it knows where it is and recognizes independently delays in the shipment process. It communicates its status to the back office and ERP system, like our Stradivari software. In the event of a delay, it is able to trigger redundant process that redirects the package to alternative routes or shipping options – without human intervention. In important cases, for example, a replacement package is sent on its way.

What are the concrete benefits of self-controlling processes?
Tittlbach: Through improved transparency and control, in-time and on-demand will work much better than today. Back to our package: The recipient will not only know the date of delivery, but also the time window. Second and third delivery attempts no longer occur, since the recipient can decide when and where to receive the package. These are processes that are in theory already available today.

Do you want to learn more about industry 4.0?

Read the whole interview here.

Lars Schmermbeck, Regional Channel Manager DACH Region at Zebra Technologies

Lars Schmermbeck, Regional Channel Manager DACH Region at Zebra Technologies

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Mobile Device Management in Industry and Logistics

Proactive Use – Making the Most of Automation

The requirements for mobile device management in industrial and logistics application differ from those in sales or controlling. Professional and standardized solutions are needed that reflect specific industrial requirements for the support business processes.

In manufacturing companies, BYOD plays a subordinate role. Instead, it is essential to significantly improve productivity and availability metrics in the company when using mobile devices. This is enabled by the proactive management of an heterogeneous infrastructure with industrial terminals, such as vehicle terminals, tablets, scanners, etc.

Read on and learn more about
Mobile Device Management.

Mobile Device Management

Up-to-date with hotspot

HotSpots are mainly found in train stations, airports, cafés, beer gardens and public institutions. The ICS hotspot comes to you by mail or email. Twice a year, ICS sends its customer magazine to business partners and friends. The magazine features new products, current projects, and lots of interesting news about ICS and the Auto-ID market. The hotspot magazine keeps you in touch and makes you the first to know about special promotions.

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