Apply for the Toyota Logistic Design Competition 2022
Deadline: 19 October 2021
Can you deliver?
More than half of the world’s population live in urban areas. In Europe, the proportion is over eighty per cent. Supplying all these people with the stuff they need is a huge undertaking. In the Paris region alone, some 4.3 million deliveries are made every week. It’s everything from fish fingers to face packs, from pharmaceuticals to photocopiers, from books to boots to beef to bags to batting bats. We could go on.
In the 2022 Toyota Logistic Design Competition we’re asking you to get your head around the enormous issues involved in urban micrologistics. And suggesting ways of dealing with the rising problems. As well as improving expediency. The stumbling blocks we’re up against when it comes to urban logistics are many and variegated. For one thing, cities are getting more and more congested, so cars are increasingly banned in city centres. This move is also a way of combatting pollution.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
micrologistics is advanced and complicated stuff, like systems within systems. Getting vehicles, packages and people to dance, in a manner of speaking. We want you to root out slipups in managing the flow of goods into and around the city and this will require some advanced choreography. So, for this year’s design competition, micrologistics, we decided to team up with Toyota Motor Europe for an integrated approach. What we want from you are ideas that make urban logistics systems work every time, all the time.
This is your challenge.
Examine the different facets of this multi-dimensional problem, and pinpoint the specific area that you want to tackle. We want you to examine the issues holistically, and then resolve them specifically. We expect to see a multitude of solutions, all aiming to weed out what’s faulty, and replacing it with something that improves certain aspects of the urban logistics system. Or replaces the system with something superior.
Generous cash prizes will be awarded the three top contributors. First prize is €5,500, second is €3,300, and third prize is €2,200.
The awards will be given provided the winning submission is of sufficient quality and meets basic eligibility criteria.
Finalists will be announced in March 2022.
Also interesting to know is that all finalists will have the opportunity to apply for a six-month paid internship at the Toyota Material Handling Design Center – either in Sweden or Italy. As well as at Toyota Motor European Design Centre, ED², in France.
To Register for the Toyota Logistic Design Competition, please visit the OFFICIAL WEBSITE HERE> https://tldc.toyota-forklifts.eu/
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