By Agnès Sosa Lacomba
By Rakel Amatriain
In this video you can see how they make the Shell of a car with a 3D printer. As we know, this is new technology that can revolutionize the world of logistics. In this example, the design and the processing the vehicle takes 4 months since they have the idea till they printed it while a normal car takes years. Also doing with a 3D printer is more efficient because you use the amount of material that you need and in the conventional industry they waste a lot of material and this is a waste of money too.
At the same time they use more compact peaces which decrease the complexity and this reduce the number of errors. With this technology the cost of producing a car will be lower.
But the problem is that with this system you have to produce the car one by one and now they produce thousands at the same time. So this could be useful to produce some parts of a car or to do more customized cars.
As they say the only limitation is the imagination.
By Joseph De Cleene
A few weeks ago in class, we had a guest lecture about reducing set-up and waiting costs in all different kinds of environments.
This video shows how future supermarkets’ check-outs will be. By utilising the RFID (Radio-Frequency IDentification), checking out in supermarkets will go a lot faster! Currently, cashiers have to pick up and scan each product individually. In the future, all the goods will be scanned automatically when walking through the (smart) check-out. This all without taking the products out of the shopping car!
By Victor Garcia
This video show us, how Helena said in class and some of the exposition people, that the facebook data is it very important, and for security of us, not only on the business aspect, if not for our security and privacy.
So, now I just ask you something, to participate in the post. Do you think that it will be a good idea to create a social media page, with more privacy and security, paying for it or watching some ads to not pay? Is it already exists?
It will have some succeed the social media with your own private messages and photos with nobody using it for take some data about it?
By Pol Cos Camañes
Hi! I found this surprising video about how logistics are and can be done in the space; they speak about installing modules or we could even call them small warehouses in for instance the moon, that would be useful as a first stop for a possible tripulation heading to Mars.
Even more, a surprising thing that they show is how storing things change in the space; could you imagine that everything (items, boxes) keeps floating in a 0 (or almost 0) gravity environment? Well, they found a solution which are like “smart” boxes that automatically know (by using something similar to a bar code) which items are inside, and you can check this by using a computer.
It seems that logistics is so relevent that goes further than the Earth itself!
By Laura Silveira Granados
This week Santiago Garcia Milà visted us, he was talking about the logistics of the port of Barcelona. I thought that his lecture was very interesting and made me more curious about logistics about the sea, so I started to search more about it and I realize that we don’t know too much (at least for me) and how “sea blinded” I am. The video below will clarify some aspects of shipping, like how is the life inside a cargo ship, why shipping nowadays is so efficient and much more things! I hope you enjoy it as much as me!
By Julio ZS
In relation with what professor Parera told us yesterday about the future of big data and how will it affect our daily live, i wanted to show you a project that TESCO, a multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer, is developing in Korea. TESCO is implementing virtual markets in metro stations, so that you can buy products online and have it already when you get home. Thanks to this, you save a huge amount of time that you would have lost otherwise in the market (not necessary to mention that you don’t have to do any queues).
So, relating this post with what Helena said last week about the big waste of time that going to shop to the supermarket represents, TESCO offers a nice logistics solution that can save us a lot of time.
The project has just been implemented, and is on a testing phase, however it seems that it is performing surprisingly well!
Here is the video where TESCO explains what they are doing in Korea!
Moreover, here is a video in which a Tesco employer explains in detail how it works, and how they are implementing this project in the UK, in order to satisfy their online grocery demand.