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The World’s Leading Conference for Production Management is Coming to Chemnitz in 2024

43rd Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS) conference will take place at the Carlowitz Congress Center from September 8th to 12th, 2024

The Professorship of Factory Planning and Intralogistics at Chemnitz University of Technology is bringing the production management community back to its roots in West Saxony. The professorship is organizing the 43rd Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS) conference together with the Chair of Logistics at the West Saxon University of Applied Sciences Zwickau. World-renowned thought leaders share their latest research results and discuss pressing questions about current changes in the areas of intelligent manufacturing, production management, production planning and control, supply chain management and Industry 4.0 - also against the background of artificial intelligence.

The APMS will take place from September 8th to 12th, 2024 in Chemnitz, the European Capital of Culture 2025. The venue is the Carlowitz Congress Center. The conference includes keynote speeches, panels to discuss academic results, and workshops in which participants integrate theory and practice. Industrial tours and social events are also planned. The event is sponsored by the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP). Anyone interested can find topics, important deadlines, the call for papers and registration information at https://www.apms-conference.org/.

“New technologies are changing the way how we organize processes and work. At the same time, complementary performance results, such as sustainability and safety, are becoming increasingly important. The focus at APMS 2024 will therefore be on solutions for volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous production environments.” says Prof. Dr. Matthias Thürer, who heads the Professorship of Factory Planning and Intralogistics at Chemnitz University of Technology since March 2023.

Prof. Dr. Ralph Riedel, Professor of Logistics at the West Saxony University of Zwickau, adds: “We are proud that, after stations in Europe, Asia and the USA, we are able to bring APMS back to Germany, especially to Eastern Germany. The world’s leading specialist conference brings together international experts in production systems and logistics from science and industry. It is an excellent networking opportunity for researchers from our region.”

Production management: Origins in West Saxony

Production management is changing, driven on the one hand by external factors and on the other hand from within companies - today and in the past. The first textbook on production management, De Re Metallica, was published as early as 1556 in West Saxony by Georgius Agricola. Production management as a science begins with Scientific Management, a management model developed by Frederick W. Taylor at the beginning of the 20th century. Over the past 110 years (since 1911), a variety of developments have resulted in a variety of different management systems, including the Henry Ford Production System and the Toyota Production System. Today we are talking about Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Matthias Thürer, e-mail apms@mb.tu-chemnitz.de

Mario Steinebach

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