Students win logistics design award
14 August 2018
TOYOTA MATERIAL Handling Europe has announced the winners of its design and engineering competition.
The winning design was AL.PACKER by Hannah Rayner and Matt Putman from Loughborough University, an application that provides a socially sustainable solution to last-mile package delivery. It abandons the traditional supply chain and introduces a micro-entrepreneur third stakeholder that is guaranteed to accept the delivery.
Logiconomi is the word Toyota Material Handling uses to describe its way of thinking - aiming for lean processes, eliminating waste, maximising efficiency and reducing cost. All with the help of innovation and collaboration with like-minded partners.
First launched in 2014, the design competition was initiated to open a dialogue with young designers and welcome fresh ideas. Part of the approach is the Logiconomi student awards programme, designed to encourage fresh, youthful and innovative thinking for material handling. This year the third edition of the Toyota Logistic Design Competition took place.
To find out more about Toyota Material Handling's Logiconomi visit www.toyota-forklifts.co.uk