• Industry experts highlight digitalisation as the key to efficient and connected logistics.

  • The challenges of cybersecurity and the need for collaboration are some of the keys to success in the supply chain.

    Logistop held the online event Logistalks: Challenges and opportunities – new technologies and digitalisation in the logistics chain, in which leading industry experts shared their knowledge and perspectives on the transformation of the logistics chain through the adoption of new technologies and digitalisation.

    Logistalks: Desafíos y oportunidades - nuevas tecnologías y digitalización en la cadena logística

    José Antonio Pérez Quintero, CIO at BERGÉ, stressed that digitalisation is not simply a strategy, but has become an integral part of their business strategy. He focused on the implementation of integrated technological solutions to improve operational efficiency and provide customers with real-time information for decision-making.

    “Digitalisation allows us to provide the customer with more information in real time so they can make decisions about what is happening with their operation (and outside of it). It’s a differentiated challenge that brings value to the industry and to our customers”

    José Antonio Pérez Quintero, CIO, BERGÉ

    Daniel Lite, Enterprise IoT Specialist at Vodafone Business, highlighted the importance of innovation and the application of technologies such as 5G and IoT in the logistics chain. He stressed the need to choose the right technologies for each environment and the importance of data analysis to leverage its value and act, as most companies do not reach this last step and it is technology that provides the ability to act.

    “En la actualidad existente múltiples tecnologías al alcance de las empresas, por ello, lo importante es elegir la tecnología adecuada para cada entorno y necesidades”

    Daniel Lite, Enterprise IoT Specialist, Vodafone Business

    Cándido Macías, Director of IT, Continuous Improvement and Innovation at FM Logistic Ibérica, presented strategies focused on sustainability, automation and digitalisation, highlighting the importance of adapting to market demands.

    “The digital twin, with its Artificial Intelligence, allows in real time what improvements can be implemented in a warehouse to increase efficiency and productivity and optimise processes”

    Cándido Macías,Director of IT, Continuous Improvement and Innovation, FM Logistic Ibérica

    Carolina Ciprés, Research Director at Zaragoza Logistic Center – ZLC, spoke about the need to train people in the use of enabling technologies and the importance of promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing in the sector.

    “We need to address cyber security challenges at the supply chain level and not just at the company level, while also working to raise employee awareness in the logistics sector”

    Carolina Ciprés, Research Director, Zaragoza Logistic Center – ZLC

    Ricardo S. Alonso, Office of Results Transfer and Research at AIR Institute, spoke about the fundamental pillars that solutions to facilitate intermodal transport must have, with an emphasis on data homogenisation, interoperability and infrastructure automation.

    “Those of us working on AI must not lose sight of current concerns, but we must not slow down its development”

    Ricardo S. Alonso, Office of Results Transfer and Research, AIR Institute

    The debate, moderated by Tomás de la Vega, Managing Director at Logistop,highlighted the importance of the customer, the adaptability of technologies and the need for effective collaboration in the logistics sector. The challenges of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and the implementation of digital twins to improve logistics processes were discussed.

    The event provided a comprehensive view of the challenges and opportunities facing the logistics chain in the era of digitalisation and new technologies, highlighting the importance of collaboration, innovation and adaptability for the future success of the sector.

    About Logistop

    At Logistop we transform the supply chain through innovation, helping industry and companies to become more efficient and sustainable.

    We are a multidisciplinary and inter-territorial working space in the logistics innovation arena formed by all the actors involved in the supply chain, as well as universitiestechnology centresassociations and specialised consultancy firms.

    One of Logistop’s main objectives is:

    1. To promote the need for innovation among companies involved in the logistics sector;
    2. To promote innovation projects;
    3. To communicate the real needs of the sector at an institutional level.