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Rainer Buchmann

With over 30 years of experience as CEO and COO of leading multinational companies in the field of logistics automation, Buchmann has developed, designed and installed numerous logistics systems for retail and wholesale, for manufacturers and for leading 3PL's throughout Europe, America and Australia. He is regarded as a pioneer in industry 4.0 movement and, with his industry knowledge, is one of the world's leading experts in the design and implementation of forward-looking logistics systems. After studying mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt, he began his career as a conceptual engineer at the logistics giant Mannesmann Demag in the field of intralogistics. Future-oriented and driven by innovation, he moved to Great Britain, where he held various management positions. Upon his return in 1997, he assumed the position of Head of International Operations and thus joined the Board of Mannesmann Dematic. From 2001 to 2004 he headed the European Material Handling Automation Division of Siemens Dematic after the company takeover. In 2004, Rainer Buchmann became President of SSI Schäfer Peem in Austria and subsequently shaped the global corporate development of one of the world's leading intralogistics companies - SSI Schäfer Global Operations - as COO from 2012 to 2017.  As a freelance consultant for customer-oriented business development in supply chain automation, Rainer Buchmann has been working alongside the specialist Dematic since 2018, helping the traditional company to implement its creative and innovative visions for the future combined with his industry knowledge and feeling for the customer in a focused manner.



Hypermotion 2018 - Program Room 3 GER EXCHAiNGE
11:30 AM — 1:00 PM
November 21 '18

EXCHAiNGE: Culture and mindsets for the digital transformation - Reinvigorate your business by eliminating barriers to innovation?

How do we manage to introduce fundamental, “disruptive” innovations into the supply chain?

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