Sustainable Digitizing by Sabine Maier, Sales & Marketing Teamleader Axians Industrial Applications & Services GmbH
CEMENT INTERNATIONAL 5/2021
The environmental balance sheet is crucial: customers demand this to be comprehensible, at best transparent. For DAX-listed companies as well as for small and medium-sized
enterprises, the focus is therefore increasingly on the topic of sustainability in their own production and logistics. The same applies to the expectations placed on their own suppliers.
Politicians, shareholders and investors are increasingly demanding proof that companies are offering sustainable and climate-friendly production and processes or are converting
processes accordingly. All those involved in the process chain are being scrutinised. This is also increasingly true for the entire construction industry. Digitization and sustainability
issues first made their way into the area of highly processed products, such as cements or fired products, and have now also reached the manufacturers of unfired products, such as sand and gravel.
Cool Running has fired a very special starting pistol in the 2021 running calendar
A 30-kWp-Solar-energy system has been unveiled on the roof of Bad Blau. The system will generate approx. 30.000 kWh and can therefore save 12 Tons of CO2 per year.
This was all made possible through the support of the SWU (Ulm Public Utilities), the town of Blaustein as well as the Climate Partners of Cool Running and some 6000 competitors in the 17th Einstein Marathon two weeks ago. At the end of 2019 the Events Team of SUN Sports management set themselves the target of making all future running events Climate-Neutral. Covid-19 achieved this target in 2020 all on its own as only virtual events could be held. Nevertheless, it was possible to plant over 11 000 trees as part of the initiative “Ulm plants trees”. The solar-energy system has now sent a clear signal of our commitment to the project in the region. The system on Bad Blau generates green “Eco-energy” which will be used by the Spa itself. The income from the lease will flow back into the next Cool running projects.
October 26, 2021, The Yard and Road Workshop Part I: Automation
9am (New York), 2pm (London), 3pm (Berlin/Rome), 5pm (Dubai)
Webinar Description: From in-plant to outbound, from robots to routing, and from trucking to tracking: Automation in logistics has reached new levels. But despite all the tools and excitement, the question remains: What does it bring to the table? Where can we find the greatest return on investment? Which mobile tools provide the highest digital torque?
In this hands-on Logistics Tech Short we’ll put yard and road automation the test. Watch Holger Süß (Axians) and Karsten Horn (INFORM) as they dismantle the common automation tools and explain what they can do for cement, aggregates, or ready-mix producers.
– An update on latest yard technology and AI-powered transport planning.
– The pros and cons of automation and digitalization in logistics.
– Latest self-driving technology trends and their limitations.
– Why data exchange and interfaces are the key drivers for automation.
– How to avoid a data mess and to lay a clean and green foundation for rapid access.
– What new skill sets are required to manage and run automated supply chains?
How companies in the construction sector are welding IT and OT together to create a single solution
For a long time, OT and IT were run separately, but are now increasingly coming together in the course of digitalization. In this article, Marc Graner, Managing Director at Axians Industrial Applications & Services in Ulm, explains the connection of the two worlds in the branch of the construction industry.
May 20, 2021, Logistics Tech Short: Rivals or Allies? Yard and Road in Cement Logistics
9am (New York), 2pm (London), 3pm (Berlin/Rom), 5pm (Dubai)
Webinar Description: Logistics Tech Shorts – a series of 20-minute webinars on optimization technology in the building materials industry.
Designed to stimulate and challenge your thinking on how technology impacts logistics in the modern age, Logistic
Tech Shorts deliver a blend of big picture thinking with practical ideas you can apply today.
Take part of this event and learn more about:
– An update on latest yard technology and algorithms for transport optimization
– How an integarted process design can optimize the utilization of all logistical assets.
– A step-by-step roadmap on how to connect production, yard and distribution.
– A quick look into possiblities of yard management automation & optimization.
– How to push the full enveleope of your logistics performance.
November 18-19, 2020, OPTIMISATION 2020
Meet us at OPTIMISATION 2020 – an online conference focusing on the latest developments
in cement technology at 18th & 19th November 2020 – 14:00 (GMT).
Have a look at Axians Industrial Applications & Services virtual booth and live presentation at 15:00 (GMT).
We are looking forward to your visit!
Register for free: https://www.worldcement.com/optimisation/