SMART Production and Supply Chain - Strategies, Technologies and Solutions
for more World Class Production


This was a common theme running through this year's presentations at the WCM Conference 2017, which took place on 16th and 17th March 2017 in Hotel Mons in Ljubljana and at the location of the manufacturing company Bosch Rexroth in Škofja Loka.

We hosted speakers from international renowned companies such as Bosch Rexroth, DHL Germany, SMR Automotive, International TPM Institute, Telefonica and odelo.

4.0 Industry and digitalization of the economy are a reflection of the fundamental changes in production processes throughout the value chain, which was also evident from the examples that were shown from speakers in their presentations. Presented were new production technologies, which will be more and more part of the production everyday life in future, emphasized was the importance of simplicity of processes which goes along with the introduction of new technologies. In the field of logistics the central theme has been a tool that allows optimization of the supply chain based on a platform for managing risk. On the production and logistics area there were very interesting examples of introduction of digitalisation with advantages as well as disadvantages. Much useful information was also offered by the presentation of a total production maintenance.

Welcome and well accepted novelty at this year's conference were workshops with concrete best practice examples and the possibility of direct dialogue with experts and other participants.

As an example of good manufacturing practice, however, we have visited this year the company Bosch Rexroth in Škofja Loka, which was a very good complement to the theoretical part of the conference. 

Many thanks to all participants of the conference for the participation and active involvement. Join us at the WCM conference 2018 and be part of the »SMART« changes.


AKJ-Kongress 2017
AutomotiveProzesse & IT