Automation and Digitalisation in Logistics and Production

The history of logistics is the history of automation - from the steam engine to forklifts and today's automated picking and packing. Several trends, such as labour shortages, the exponential growth of e-commerce, and new technologies, make automation and digitalisation in logistics and manufacturing a top priority for logistics managers. Even before the Covid pandemic, the McKinsey Global Institute estimated that the logistics, transport and warehousing industry had the third highest potential for automation among all industries. The changed situation of the last three years only confirms this fact.


Why are Companies Moving Towards Automation?

Process automation, which uses technology to reduce human tasks, is synonymous with quality improvement, control, efficiency, cost reduction, time savings, process standardisation, and improved service levels across all industries.


Why Automation in Logistics?

In logistics, automation can (or should) be implemented in all activities, from the control of systems, machines, software in warehouses, distribution centres and vehicles to customer service and reverse logistics – In other words, throughout the entire supply chain. Automated storage systems (AS/RS), conveyor systems, automatic sorters, various conveyors, conveyor belts, rack lifts, manipulators, autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs), autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), automatic pallet wrappers, automatic quantity and quality meters, etc. can all contributes to this.
There is a plethora of different solutions on the market. However, it is essential to choose the right one – the one that, with proper implementation and support, will ensure the long-term success of your business.


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Hour Programme
9:00–13:00 Programme of the Conference Keep IT Simple 2024
13:00-15:00 Lunch and Networking
15:00-18:00 ELA Awards 2024 Ceremony
*Detailed programme is in preparation.

Location and Accommodation Booking

Secure your room at the event hotel: Bled Rose Hotel!

The Bled Rose Hotel is next to the Bled Bus Station. The Jože Pučnik Airport of Ljubljana is 33 km away, the closest railway station Bled Jezero is 3 km away, and the railway station Bled-Lesce is 5 km away. You can contact the hotel for assistance in reaching them by taxi or to help you rent a vehicle.

Rose Bled Hotel ****
Cesta svobode 8
4260 Bled, Slovenia
T: +386 4 5796 000
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Please note that organiser does not handle booking for participants. You should make your hotel booking by your self. We advise you to book a room as soon as possible at the hotel of your choice. We recommend the Bled Rose Hotel.

Informative price list of accommodation at Bled Rose Hotel for participants of the Keep IT Simple and ELA Awards 2024 events

Overnight stay with breakfast per room Single use
STANDARD double room on the mountain side, 13m2 218,00 € 207,00 €
STANDARD double rook on the lake side, 15m2 246,00 € 234,00 €
STUDIO room on mountain side, 21m2 246,00 € 234,00 €
SUPERIOR room on the lake side, 31m2 276,00 € 262,00 €

Prices include: accommodation with buffet breakfast, free entrance into the Rose Wellness (indoor swimming pool, fitness, outdoor jacuzzi), wi-fi.


  • tourist tax: 3,13 €/per person/per night
  • hotel check-in fee: 1 €/per person


Application form

The conference is free for participants, but written registration is required.
The deadline for cancellation (in writing to is four (4) working days before the event. If you cancel later or cancel not at all and do not attend the event, we inform you that an organisation fee of 50,00 EUR (22 % VAT not included) will be charged.