Fraunhofer Academy

New knowledge for a dynamic industry Munich, 27.11.2012 – logistics is subject to a constant change process. New technologies in information and communication technology, changing task distribution in international networks and a wide range of technical requirements for logistics managers characterize the industry. Industry, trade and logistics companies and their management departments must make these trends. At LogiMAT 2013 organizes the Fraunhofer Academy on Thursday, February 21 from 14:00 15:30 (in Forum II, Hall 3) a specialist forum on the topic of requirements and in-service training in logistics and production. Experts from research, teaching and practice about the current challenges facing of the industry will discuss within the framework of the technical forum. In this context, formats of the Fraunhofer Academy for professional and continuing education will be presented to executives. These include three logistics courses, which are offered in cooperation with different universities: the MASTER: ONLINE Logistics management of the University of Stuttgart, the degree of logistics management at the University St.

Gallen, as well as the Bachelor of science in logistics management of the euro-FH Hamburg. Moreover, the Fraunhofer Academy introduces more seminars and courses in the field of logistics and production, such as about the learning factory advanced industrial engineering, different focus seminars on the subject area of the “digital factory”, or the seminar Value-stream engineering to the optimization of process and factory structure planning. Different Fraunhofer institutes are involved in the training in the Department of logistics and production: the Fraunhofer Institute for industrial engineering IAO, the Fraunhofer Institute for manufacturing engineering and automation IPA, the Fraunhofer Institute for material flow and logistics IML and the Fraunhofer Institute for production systems and design technology IPK. The Fraunhofer Academy unites the training opportunities of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft under one roof. As a contribution to a new culture of innovation, the Fraunhofer Academy offers in Cooperation with renowned partner universities, specialist and managerial staff excellent training.

It is based on the research activities of the Fraunhofer institutes. The tight integration between research, industrial application and in-service training is the special feature of the Fraunhofer Academy. The offer includes in-service courses, certificate programs, and seminars. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft-the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft operates more than 80 research institutions, of which 60 institutions in Germany. More than 20,000 employees and work the annual research budget of 1.

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