- More than 60 professionals from the logistics sector analyse the future of innovation in their field.
- Energy and digitalisation are the main concerns highlighted by logistics companies.
Last Tuesday 26th October, more than 60 Logistop partner companies gathered in Madrid for the Logistop & Partners – Innovation Day “Building the logistics innovation of the future”, where they shared challenges and concerns that companies in the sector must face on a daily basis, being necessary an increase in public-private collaboration.
The event, organised by Logistop, a leading association in collaborative logistics innovation, was attended by Ms. Teresa Riesgo, Secretary General for Innovation – Ministry of Science and Innovation, who highlighted technology platforms as an example of cooperation, co-creation and collaboration between public-private environments, as well as the importance of innovating in a transversal way, based on the knowledge acquired and contributing to improve any aspect of the process. Likewise, Pablo Gómez, president of Logistop and CEO of FM Logistic, in his welcoming remarks emphasised the importance of collaborative innovation within the logistics sector. For his part, Tomás de la Vega, managing director of Logistop, presented the most important advances of the Next Leap 23 – 25 strategy that will guide the actions and activities of the association in the coming years.
During the course of the day, three working groups were held. In the first of these, “Logistics innovation: main challenges of change”, the main challenges and barriers that companies must face when developing innovation projects were discussed. In this sense, issues such as energy efficiency, traceability or blockchain, as well as the existing difficulty in specifying certain innovation projects or adapting existing aid to the real needs of companies in the sector, resistance to change, risk aversion or the difficulty in finding the right partners, were highlighted as the main factors to be taken into account.
Next, the round table “Logistop in collaborative logistics innovation” analysed Logistop’s role in contributing to the implementation of innovation in companies and its impact on society. As well as the importance of actively collaborating in the development of activities and knowledge generation to increase the value contribution of the association.
Finally, the round table “Logistics innovation of the future: trends for the coming years” analysed what will be the main trends in the sector in the coming years, among which technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) stood out, as well as a latent concern about issues related to energy and digitalisation and their applicability to the sector.
With the conclusions drawn from this conference, Logistop will nourish its strategy for the coming years with the aim of continuing to generate knowledge and make it available to its partners, society and the industry in general.
Logistop is the reference workspace for innovation where the goal is to transform the supply chain by helping industry to become more competitive, efficient and sustainable through innovation.