Körber showcased its (VR) experience technology solution at the University of Melbourne’s 2023 Melbourne Supply Chain Conference, where experts analysed the latest trends impacting the Australian supply chain.
Talks and demonstrations for the event centred around how the latest technologies intersect with supply chain sustainability and resilience, focusing on how technological advancements – such as robotics and artificial intelligence – are altering the functionality of supply chains and logistics now and in the future.
“Körber was thrilled to have the opportunity to connect with students across various faculties, as well as industry experts and like-minded business to showcase the current trends, opportunities, and challenges in today’s supply chain,” says Nikki Jones, Körber Director of Marketing APAC.
“We were glad to see the virtual reality demonstration was well-received and gave attendants a glimpse into how our automated picking systems are helping businesses reach new heights in the e-commerce area.”
More than 100 attendants were given the chance to experience first-hand virtual warehouse picking with Körber’s automation solutions. The VR helps to visualise how robots and automation can save time and space on the warehouse floor, improving picking capacity for businesses looking to support higher volumes.
According to one of the event organisers, Dr George Panas, Department of Management and Marketing University of Melbourne – who has 25 years of management experience in industry and consulting – the event displayed how industry collaboration is crucial to support the future of Australian supply chains.
“Collaboration between universities and industry is vital and mutually beneficial,” he adds.
“In 2023, our collaboration efforts have centred around bringing real life, practical supply chain experiences to students, via conferences, sites visits, guest speakers, etc. There is further potential to collaborate on many fronts in the future, including student projects, internships and joint research.”
The conference successfully facilitated the sharing of ideas between students, academics and industry leaders, allowing students to translate learnings in the lecture halls into real-world situations.
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