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The SIL to date
22 de March de 2021
There is no doubt that the pandemic has marked a before and after in the logistics sector. The year 2020, before there was a slightest idea of what was looming by a virus that had appeared in China, began with very optimistic data regarding electronic commerce.
The pandemic, a turning point in ecommerce logistics
29 de May de 2020
The Covid-19 Crisis has meant a huge logistical challenge due to the population’s confinement and the need to basic necessities supply. The limitations to mobility have greatly boosted Internet commerce. Suffice it to say that, according to the data provided by the Stuart technology platform, since the beginning of the pandemic, SME shipments increased by 535 percent compared to the week before the confinement began. This has had great impact on logistics activity and the sector has successfully overcome the challenge.
New scenarios, new solutions
20 de April de 2020
The COVID-19 health crisis has meant a complete stop in trade shows. If there is a sector that is affected directly by the social distancing imposed by confinement to stop the pandemic, that is the organization of professional exhibitions. The suspension of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona marked the beginning of a chain of postponements of fair events. In our case, the Leading Exhibition for Logistics, Transport, Intralogistics and Supply Chain (SIL) and the e-Commerce Delivery, Logistics and Last Mile International Exhibition (eDelivery), initially scheduled for June, have been postponed until September 15-17.
Social distancing, fairs and COVID-19
02 de April de 2020
Three-dimensional printing is stirring up all sectors. Virtually anything can be printed from a digital file and turned into a tangible object. More and more products are currently manufactured in this way.
3D Printing and logistics
16 de March de 2020
According to the European Environment Agency, about 25% of CO2 emissions in Spain come from the logistics and transport sector. Therefore, to talk about sustainable logistics is a necessity. There is no doubt that both the logistics chain and everything related to the packaging of products and goods generate a huge amount of waste. Reuse and recycling are two of the basic pillars to be more efficient.
Towards sustainable logistics
02 de March de 2020
The logistics sector is going through a full technological and industrial transformation and consequently the demand for professionals in this sector is adapting to this new scenario. A study by the consulting firm Spring, company of the Adecco group, shows that the profile that most logistics companies will request in 2020 will be that of a supply chain specialist. The same report details that the most searched competencies for the logistics and supply chain sector profiles are customer orientation, negotiation skills, results orientation, strategic planning and initiative, and the development of business opportunities.
The logistics profiles with higher demand
18 de February de 2020
Sustainability and the proper integration of new technologies is fully affecting intralogistics, namely all those processes linked to the receipt, storage and distribution of goods, from the moment they arrive until the moment they leave the company. These processes are part of the value chain of a company, and its optimal management will depend on the good results of the operation and an adequate level of customer service.
4.0 Intralogistics
05 de February de 2020
The environmental challenge, the growth caused by the rise of ecommerce and the technological challenge are three of the major challenges that the logistics sector is facing. Also, in an increasingly competitive environment, logistics companies need to be efficient. This implies that regulations and streamline procedures must be improved and count with the support of the Administration to face the transformation costs that all these great challenges represent.
The logistics challenges in 2020
27 de May de 2019
According to the European Environment Agency, Logistics and transport operations are responsible for 25% of CO2 emissions in Spain. Reducing emissions has become a priority for companies in the sector, not only because there is greater awareness in society about the environment and sustainable production, but because regulations to reduce the carbon footprint will be increasingly demanding and of mandatory compliance to be able to develop any business.
The keys to logistics sustainability
13 de May de 2019
According to a study by Zebra Technologies, 96% of logistics and transport companies consider the Internet of Things (IoT) to be the most important technological initiative they will adopt in the near future. Logistics can effectively be one of the fields of activity most benefited by this technological solution that allows digitally connecting objects in real time. It represents a radical change in inventory management and the distribution of any business that has a supply chain. This implies that goods, warehouses, vehicles, systems, infrastructures, different companies and main actors of the supply chain are interconnected, merging the real and digital world.
The Internet of Things makes the Chain Supply more visible and efficient
29 de April de 2019
Logistics is in full expansion in Spain thanks to the e-commerce boost that is stirring the sector. Catalonia and particularly Barcelona have become one of the most important hubs in Southern Europe. The contracting of logistics spaces in Barcelona continued to increase in the first three months of 2019, reaching 222,752 square meters, which represents a 23% increase over the same period of the previous year.
The logistics boom: some success stories
12 de April de 2019
Article written by Toolsgroup
Big data and artificial intelligence in the new information economy
01 de April de 2019
June 2017 was the time when the most serious cyberattack in the maritime sector history took place. The world's largest container transport company, Maersk, was the victim of a computer attack that caused losses of around 250 million euros and deeply affected the logistics chains of hundreds of thousands of customers.
Cybersecurity in the logistics industry
18 de March de 2019
It’s been a long time that robotics and automation in logistics have been a topic of debate. Robotic arms, loading robots, conveyor belts with inventory counters, storage systems or intelligent palletizing of bar code orders are already used in several logistics facilities. Large companies such as DHL, Amazon, Google have been supporting innovation in their production processes through the inclusion of robots for quite a while.
Robotics and automation knock on the logistics door
04 de March de 2019
One of the main challenges of the Spanish logistics is to reach a real intermodality. Companies in the sector are increasingly tending to combine several transport modalities in order to save costs and time during the process of moving the goods. In this context, intermodality, based on maritime-road and rail-maritime combinations, is reaching an increasing logistic importance.
Logistics and the intermodality challenge
18 de February de 2019
Intelligent logistics are a reality and technologies such as big data, AI and the internet of things are being strongly implemented in the industry. It’s been a while since the infrastructures and processes automatization are a reality, but the new 4.0 logistics is a step further and will allow the progressive implementation of these technologies to get to know more precisely what does the client want, to anticipate oneself to the demand and to be position the stocks in the right point.
Intelligent logistics are stirring up the industry
04 de February de 2019
Logistics: one of the most dynamic sectors in employment creation
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