FIR – A Cluster-Coordinating Institute

Smart Logistics Cluster on RWTH Aachen Campus


The Smart Logistics Cluster is one of the six initial clusters on Campus Melaten. Already today, more than 500 individuals from science and industry conduct research and develop solutions on how goods and information can be optimally connected in the digital world of tomorrow. In our Cluster, our appraoch is termed Smart Logistics: in analogy to the ‘Six Rs’ of physical logistics, we want to highlight that for us, the provision of

  • the right information
  • at the right time
  • in the right format/in the right quality
  • for the right addressee
  • at the right place
  • at the right cost

is of primary importance.

RWTH’s researchers and their partners from industry jointly investigate the entire flow of goods and information within a digital world that is soon to be connected in near real-time via the internet. This approach is captured by the term Information Logistics. Within the cluster, currently five centers are working conceptually and experimentally with both supplier and customer companies to investigate the potentialities and implications for manufacturers, service providers, logistics companies, and ICT suppliers.

The objective is to shape the company of the future, an agile, learning enterprise that is largely understood as an information-processing system. Addressing questions surrounding the processing and preparation of data and their targeted use in terms of an Information Logistics are at the heart of the cluster and its centers’ activities.

 

abas ERP
 AD ULTIMA GROUP
 Adient
 Aixtema
American Tower
Art Invest
 Asseco Solutions
 Atlas Copco
 Berghof Systeme
 Bossard Holding
 Capgemini
 Carpus+Partner
 CLAAS
codecentric
Cognex
Comarch
Couplink
Dematic GmbH
 Deutsche Bahn
 MTM ASSOCIATION
 DIN
 DFA Demonstrationsfabrik Aachen
Dr. Sander u. Partner
 Drees u. Sommer
 DSA Daten- und Systemtechnik
e.Go Mobile AG
 e.GO Digital
Elisa
Enlighted
EPLAN Software u. Service
Ericsson
formitas
 Fresenius Medical Care
 Forum Vision Instandhaltung
 Geotab
 gepe Gebäudedienste PETERHOFF
GMS Development
GreenGate
GS1 Germany
Hammer
 HARTING Deutschland
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Human-Computer Interaction Center
 i2solutions
ICM – Institut Chemnitzer Maschinen- und Anlagenbau
INFORM Software AG
 Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln Consult
itelligence
item24
justSelling
KEX AG
KION Group
Trovarit
Kuntze Instruments GmbH
KVD - Kundendienst-Verband Deutschland e.V.
Landmarken AG
LG Electronics
Liebherr
 Lorch Schweißtechnik
LUCEM Lichtbeton
Mathes
Mattern Consult Gesellschaft für Produktionsregelung und Logistik
Miele
myOpenFactory Software
OSIsoft
 P3 group
Phoenix Contact
Pelzer Fördertechnik
proALPHA Business Solutions
PSI Automotive & Industry
PTC
Rubix Group
SAS Institute GmbH
 Schuh u. Co.
SICK
Signify
SMS group
S O NAH
Deutsche Telekom
 THING TECHNOLOGIES
TOP Mehrwert-Logistik
TRUMPF
ubirch
Ubisense
Valtech Mobility
VDMA
Viessmann
Vitra International
WZL at RWTH Aachen
ZUMTOBEL
Zuora