It is the goal of the Smart Logistics Cluster to make it possible to experience complex interdependencies between logistics, production and service offerings. Aimed towards an entirely new way of intensive on-site cooperation between research and industry experts, complex value chains are looked at from a new, holistic point of view. To do so, the entirety of internal and external flows of goods and information is examined as well as the exchange of services.
The FIR is a non-profit, cross-industry research institution at RWTH Aachen University. The FIR works in the area of business organization and corporate development. The institute researches, qualifies, teaches and supports in the areas of service management, information management, production management and business transformation. As a member of the Industrial Research Association, the FIR promotes research and development in favour of international corporations as well as small and medium-sized companies. The FIR is also registered as a so-called Johannes Rau Research Institute. As such, it supports the research strategy of the federal state of NRW and participates in relevant regional clusters.
myOpenFactory GmbH is a provider of a web-based integration platform for inter-company data exchange (enquiries, orders, invoices etc.) for networked manufacturing companies. The platform was developed especially for the order processing of small and medium-sized companies, is manufacturer-independent and based on standardised data standards. The use of myOpenFactory simplifies and accelerates procurement processes, increases responsiveness and transparency in the supply chain and thus reduces inventories.
Trovarit AG is a market analyst and provider-neutral contact in all questions concerning the use of business software in companies. As a spin-off of the FIR e. V. at RWTH Aachen University, the company is part of a long-standing tradition that combines scientifically founded company and process models with practice-proven procedures for software evaluation and deployment analysis. With proven tools, exclusive market data and professional consulting services, the company offers support in the structured analysis of software deployment, the optimisation of the interaction of business processes and software, and the efficient and secure selection of software solutions.
Together at the Center, we shape the future of business applications – we are able to take both the user and provider perspective and develop solutions for everyone involved.
In joint innovation projects, different companies work on challenges that affect everyone – the focus here is on finding the best solution together and quickly.
As a member company, you naturally have full access to our Industry 4.0 infrastructure with innovation lab and reference factory. In addition, membership includes discounted/free participation in our training courses as well as access to networking and innovation events and the community platform.
The center thrives on a team of scientific staff who combine theoretical knowledge in the field of production with extensive project management experience in the industry.
Center Director Assistant
Head of Account Management & Operations
Software Development & IT Architecture Leader
Senior Solution Architect
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Marketing Cluster Smart Logistik
Marketing Cluster Smart Logistik