Martijn Wisse and Tom Bonkenburg speakers at MHF seminar 17 May 2017

Martijn WissePart of the program of the MHF seminar on 17 May 2017 has been set: Martijn Wisse and Tom Bonkenburg will give a lecture during the seminar. Martijn Wisse will speak about Robot technologies for order picking. The subject of Tom Bonkenburg’s lecture is Robots in the supply chain. The theme of the seminar is Innovations in intralogics.

Prof. dr. ir. Martijn Wisse is one of the founders of the TU Delft Robotics Institute and the RoboValley ecosystem. His research group focuses on the development of intelligent industrial robots. As coordinator of large EU funded projects (Factory-in-a-Day and ROSIN) and as cofounder of several spin-off companies, Martijn aims to make robot technology available for applications outside the ‘standard’ automotive applications, and to foster collaborations in our robotics ecosystem.

Robot technologies for order picking

The worlds of logistics and industrial manipulators are coming together, thanks to the impressive vision and manipulation capabilities that have recently be developed. This presentation will focus on the underlying breakthrough technologies that we demonstrated during the Amazon Picking Challenge in 2016, including ROS-Industrial, deep learning, and path planning. Since the victorious demonstration, the technologies have matured into industrially applied bin-picking and order picking solutions.

Tom BonkenburgTom Bonkenburg
Tom Bonkenburg
is a partner in St. Onge Company, an international supply chain engineering and consulting firm. Since its founding in 1983, St. Onge Company has performed over 3000 assignments for over 500 clients in over 40 countries and now has offices in the US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia.

For the past 19 years Tom has helped top companies design and implement innovative distribution and manufacturing centers. Many of his consulting efforts have focused on custom automation and robotics within the distribution and warehousing environment. His past clients have included companies such as Amazon, Dell Computer, Johnson & Johnson, Wal-Mart, ExxonMobil, Baxter Healthcare, Proctor & Gamble, Samsung, Unilever, Adidas, Dow Corning, Kraft Foods, Merck, Urban Outfitters, Lockheed Martin, Stryker, Vistaprint, Becton Dickinson, FedEx Ground, Boston Scientific, and PepsiCo among others.

Mr. Bonkenburg has been interviewed by publications such as DC Velocity, Project Management Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. He often speaks at events for organizations such as the Material Handling Industry of America, the European Brands Association, The Supply Chain Council, SAPICS, Logicon, the Robotics Industry Association, and the Beverage Supply Chain Collaboration Forum.

Robots in the supply chain

Will robotics be the next disruptive technology in the area of supply chain and distribution?

Mr. Bonkenburg will discuss the latest available robotic technology, talk about the companies that are using this technology, and what the supply chain professional needs to know now about the possible future impact of this rapidly developing industry.

Managers intralogistics

The target group of the MHF seminar are managers in the intralogistics. The MHF invites speakers from universities and speakers from the practice of intralogistics. Intralogistics vendors as well as users are invited. During the seminar, there will be plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues in the intralogistics world.

The seminar starts with a lunch at 12:00h and finishes with a drink, starting at 17:15h.

Location: Erasmus University Rotterdam.