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Rheinmetall Mobile Smart Factory - Smart logistics solution for spare parts production in the field

Rethinking logistics - the presentation reports on what the challenges are and how RHEINMETALL LANDSYSTEME GMBH has solved them

Many military systems are decades old and the supply of spare parts is difficult. This can lead to long delivery times, high resource commitment and sometimes high investments. In addition, current conflicts show that the supply and maintenance of systems in the first 24 hours of an operation and in the last 100 meters is a particular challenge. This is where Rheinmetall's Mobile Smart Factory comes in. By integrating additive manufacturing and corresponding post-processing in 20-feet containers, Rheinmetall has created a solution to reduce the aforementioned challenges in the logistics chain. The Mobile Smart Factory can be used quickly and independently of location to produce spare parts and more. What makes the Mobile Smart Factory unique is its integration into the IRIS platform. As an OEM of military vehicles, Rheinmetall understands the importance of secure data handling and lifelong fleet management, including maximum quality assurance. That is why Rheinmetall not only supplies a hardware solution, but also the corresponding digital accompanying processes such as IRISprint - a virtual warehouse and support tool. The Mobile Smart Factory is therefore a complete, modular logistics solution with the approach: "Think outside the box - print inside the box".

Presentation language: GER
(English translation will be provided on site)

Speakers (1)

Thomas R. Kerk

Thomas R. Kerk

Team Leader System Support